Panasonic has taken the IFA 2012 trade show as an opportunity to launch its new HD-ready 3D projector, the PT-AT6000E.

The new model is a natural successor to the PT-AT5000E, with improved brightness – up from 2,000 lumens to 2,400 lumens – and a new 220W Red Rich lamp. The lamp, as well as improving the brightness of the projector, also enhances the black levels, raising the contrast ration to 500,000:1.

ITProPortal tech expert, Riyad Emeran, said that the new projector will be an invaluable addition to the Panasonic stable of products and markedly enhance the 3D viewing capabilities of many home cinemas.

“The PT-AT6000E debuts Panasonic’s new 3D Viewing Monitor and 3D Picture Balance technologies,” Emeran said, in a thorough review of the projector. “The 3D Viewing Monitor allows you to tune the amount of parallax in your 3D image, in real time, and ensure that a safe level of parallax is being employed, according to 3D Consortium Committee guidelines. 3D Picture Balance displays both left and right eye images side-by-side, so that you can match the colours.”

The PT-AT6000E now has Intelligent Lens Memory working on 3D content as well as 2D, automatically detecting the aspect ratio of the source material and adjusting lens focus and position, which is particularly helpful for use with a 2.35:1 screen.

The projector will be launched on the UK consumer market later this month.