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Panasonic PT-AE4000

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    • 1600 lumens brightness
    • 1080p resolution
    • 3 year swapout warranty


HD (1920 x 1080, 16:9)
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  • Image Quality
  • Features
  • Connectivity

The next instalment from Panasonic does not disappoint, physically the uinit is very rectangular (which we liked) with a very solid build quality and beautiful matte black finish (as you would expect from a premium brand like Panasonic) A nice feature is it has a 'quick release' top which provides access to the lamp unit for when you have to replace the lamp, no fiddling around with screws.

The lens is centrally positioned with a huge 2x zoom which is powered as is the focus. Lens shift is operated by two thumb wheels on the top of the unit one for vertical and one for horizontal. feedback from the wheels is quick and precise.

Black levels are deep and rich whilst whites are bright and crisp ( for us cinema 2 preset is the best out of the box setting) The AE4000 has an extensive array of image adjustments and is an ideal projector for the dedicated cinema enthusiast. The out of the box preset are okay but we did find they had a blue hue to them (for us) - easily rectified via the onboard image adjustments .

The feature that puts the Panasonic AE-4000 amongst the elite 1080p home cinema projectors is its image clarity - for us its the best we have seen.

Watching the Dark Knight, the opening bank raid scenes on our demo room 230cm wide projection screen were so lifelike it made us feel as if we were actually there!

The main features over its predecessor the AE3000 are;

  • Contrast jumps from 60,000: to 80,000:1
  • a new 'Red Rich Lamp' increases colour definition
  • a polarising filter is used to avoid light leakage
  • 100Hz Intelligent Frame Creation
  • Detail Clarity Processor 3 designed to apply sharpening only to those areas requiring it
  • an enhanced Lens Memory 2 system, able to store up to six zoom/focus positions
  • automatic switching between 16:9 and 2.35:1 content using signal aspect detection
  • Advanced Gamma Adjustment
  • intelligent power management system, able to reduce lamp output in scenes where full brightness isn't required
  • 3 HDMI inputs
  • Extensive horizontal and vertical lens shift to simplify installation
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Full HD Optimised Optical System

To assure maximum clarity and sharpness in full-HD images, this advanced optical system employs a full-HD-optimized lens unit comprising of 16 lens elements in 12 groups, including two large-diameter aspherical lenses and two high-performance ED (extralow dispersion) lenses. Each lens is carefully
aligned to assure a uniform focusing balance from the center to the edges of the screen. As a result, the PT-AE4000 produces stunningly clear and beautiful images.
Large-diameter aspherical
glass lens
Each lens is carefully aligned by highly skilled technicians.

Pure Colour Filter for rich, vibrant colours

The optical filter optimizes the light spectrum from the UHM projector lamp, helping to produce deeper blacks while improving purity levels in the three primary colors (red, green and blue). This advanced filter system improves color purity to cover a range that extends from the HDTV standard (Color 1 mode)*1 to the color gamut used in digital cinema*2. This gives images the deep, rich coloring that distinguishes movie images.

*1 A setting that supports the 6,500K color temperature recommended in the HDTV standard (ITU-R BT.709)
*2 Specifications put forth by the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE) DC28 Digital Cinema committees.

Pure Color Filter Pro

Dyanmic Iris

The fifth generation intelligent iris system works by analyzing the brightness level of each image using a histogram, then adjusting the lamp power, iris and gamma curve* accordingly to create the ideal image. The adjustments are made virtually frame by frame. This helps the projector achieve a wide dynamic range with swift smoothness for added beauty in both dark and bright scenes.

Digital Clarity Filter 3

This digital image processing circuit brings greater clarity and sharpness to details, by reproducing fine nuances that were lost due to image compression. After a two dimensional analysis of the video signal’s frequency in each scene, the new circuit optimizes the sharpness of each image portion based on the extracted information. The resulting images have a more natural, lifelike expression than those of previous image-processing methods. The effect can be adjusted in eight steps from 0 to +7.

Detail Clarity Processor 3: Signal frequency is extracted realtime and necessary sharpness is applied at varying degrees for natural, life-like images. Conventional sharpness control: Sharpness is applied uniformly, which can cause a halo or ring effect.

Frame Creation 2

A double-speed display (120 Hz or 100 Hz) greatly improves the clarity of motion images. Frame Creation interpolates one new frame for each existing frame by analyzing the characteristics of the adjacent frames to reproduce sharp and clear images for fast moving scenes in sports and action movies. For 24p signal input, three frames are calculated and interpolated for each existing frame, to enable 4x speed (96-Hz) display. There are four modes (mode 1, mode 2, mode 3, and off) to choose from. The effect is more pronounced as you ascend through the modes, to provide crisp, clear images to your liking.

Split Adjust Mode - Image Adjustment 

You can freeze any scene you wish, and then make adjustments while easily comparing the original image and the adjusted image side-by-side.

Powerful Zoom/Focus/Lens Shift

A 2x optical power zoom/focus lens and a lens shift function together make it possible to project a 120-inch picture from as close as 3.6 m (11´10.) to the screen or as far as 7.2 m (23´7.) away. In addition, the image can be shifted ±100% vertically, and ±40% horizontally. This gives you outstanding setup flexibility. If you choose to ceiling-mount the projector, you can zoom and focus by remote control.

HDMI with XV colour and Deep Colour

The PT-AE4000 has three HDMI input terminals for digital transmission without image degradation. The HDMI input terminals also support Deep Color and the x.v.Color™ color space of the HDMI 1.3 standard. Deep Color provides 10-bit (over 1.07 billion) and 12-bit (over 68.7 billion) color depths for smooth gradation between colors, while x.v.Color™ compliance reproduces natural, lifelike images*.

*Effective in Color 1 image mode.

Rear terminals


Light Source
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Contrast Ratio
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Lens Ratio
Optical Zoom
Lens Shift Vertical Positive (%)
Lens Shift Vertical Negative (%)
Lens Shift Horizontal Positive (%)
Lens Shift Horizontal Negative (%)
Keystone Horizontal Negative (degrees)
Keystone Horizontal Positive (degrees)
Keystone Vertical Negative (degrees)
Keystone Vertical Positive (degrees)







VGA in


VGA out


BNC Video


Composite Video


Component Video


USB for display and control


USB Type A for power


USB for PC Less Presentation

RJ45 For Control/Monitoring


RS232 For Control


Screen Trigger


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Fan Noise (db)

Fan Noise in Eco Mode (db)

Audio Output (Watts)

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Lamp Life Eco Mode (Hours)


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