|Item Weight||7.9 pounds|
|Product Dimensions||13.2 x 10.6 x 3.7 inches|
|Item model number||PT-AE900U|
Panasonic PT-AE900U Home Theater Projector
- 1100 ANSI Lumens Widescreen High Definition Home Cinema Projector
- 5500; 1 Contrast Ratio With Smooth Screen Technology
- Progessive Cinema Scan With 3/2 Pulldown
- Dynamic Iris Optical System With 2x Optical Zoom
- 16.9 Native Res 1280x720 Pixel HD LCD Panels
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|Item Dimensions||10.6 x 13.2 x 3.7 in||5.31 x 7.36 x 4.96 in||6.5 x 7.68 x 6.1 in||3.4 x 5.4 x 3.3 in||6.5 x 7.68 x 6.1 in||6.5 x 7.68 x 6.1 in|
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Lamp module includes both housing and bulb Manufactured to the highest ISO9001 standards to fit the projector model(s) listed under the Specifications tab. Carries a Free 6-month manufacturers warranty and has undergone strict quality checks for beam performance, ignition, voltage, appearance, connections, and run-time, so you can trust it to work flawlessly in your projector. 9-month warranty is available at an additional cost. All customers are eligible to receive a $10 rebate for each old lamp module returned to us for recycling. Click here for details. Item ships the same day if you place your order before 4 pm ET, Monday through Friday. Orders placed after 4 pm ET and before 5 pm ET may ship the same day. Orders placed over the weekend, on a holiday or after 5 pm ET during the week will ship the next business day. Please contact us to confirm when it will ship. (Excludes holidays and out-of-stock or special order items and if there is an issue with payment or obtaining a vali
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I've owned (and religiously used) this exact projector since the fall of 2006 when I set-up my movie room. I came back to this page to get some technical information so I can finally get a 2nd one for the bedroom. When I noticed all the reviews (which usually are from people who have, at best, a month or two of usage), I thought I'd throw in my experience as a long-time user. The width of picture in my movie room is about 110" diagonal (the wall is painted an extreme matte white -- you don't want (or need) anything reflective -- trust me -- someone in the room will be blinded depending on where they sit, if the screen reflects).
I never had a problem with my projector (I bought it referbished from AMAZON, as I said in '06) -- and (believe it or not) the original bulb didn't give me "REPLACE BULB" warning until a couple of weeks ago. I've always kept my brightness on LOW and the settings (usually) on DYNAMIC and it gave me close to 4500 hours. Time will tell if this is within the Bell-curve or I just got lucky. Not wanting to press my luck, I bought a new bulb from projectorquest (about $240). The installation was easier than replacing my ink-jet's cartridges -- just read the manual online and be sure to reset the usage meter (instructions are in the manual).
As for the quality. Excellent. We sit at least 6-8 feet from the wall it projects to .. getting closer will start to give you a screen-door effect in the white areas. My movie room is a sub-basement, but even with lights at half brightness, it's more than acceptably bright. I watch my HDTV programs from DirectTV (though, I switched to UVerse when they had their spat with Versus).. and I also use an upscaling DVD [that's an important component] and the quality makes me really laugh at people who feel the need to get a Blu-Ray. (I'm not saying a Blue-Ray doesn't look crisper -- it looks fabulous -- but I (nor anyone I've had as a guest) has ever thought that anything we've watched on DVD needed to look sharper.. especially for 30%-50% more per DVD).
The price of these new is amost exactly what I paid for mine refurbished in '06, so there is that to be said.
Get one. There's not a single feature I could think of that someone would need for a movie room that this one didn't have. The iris can make the picture bigger or smaller without moving the unit. The fan isn't noisy. The picture can be adjusted in every possible way... and the 360-knob gets used all the time when the projector gets moved from place to place, and may very well be the most convenient thing about it.
My bedroom's demands for size and so forth aren't as stringent, so I'm still shopping for a cheaper alternative. But, I'm wavering just because with this unit, there wouldn't be any surprises.
I can't answer that question here, but what I can try to do is give you an impression of what it's like to really own and use this projector.
I've had it for about a month, and I'm very happy with my choice. I have it set up in a book shelf, throwing a 104" wide 16:9 image with a throw distance of ~12 feet. I'm using the projector in my basement rec room. There are several windows in the room, but I have heavy drapes which we can close to block most of the ambient light in the room. So, I usually run the projector bulb at low power. For a video source, I'm using an old Toshiba DVD player - nothing special - that I bought for $99 about 5 years ago. I haven't tried the HDTV format yet because I don't watch TV much. I'll probably give this a shot when football season starts again.
Until this weekend, I'd been projecting on a blank, white wall. I found the the overall picture quality to be good, but the colors weren't quite as strong as I wanted them, and there was a lack of sharpness from time to time (the wall was kind of lumpy. Your results may vary.) Yesterday, I installed a DA-LITE Tensioned Advantage Electrol with the High Contrast Da-Mat screen. This dramatically improved the image quality and color saturation. I'm not saying you HAVE to install a screen to enjoy the projector; just that the PT-AE900U is good enough that it might be worth the investment. You will see a difference.
I've just moved into a new house, and the Rec Room (where I'm using the projector) is doing double-duty as the "junk room". As a result, I've rearranged the layout of the room 4 times since the projector arrived (and before I installed the screen). I've grown extremely fond of the ease with which I can adjust the image size, and I have grown to LOVE the lens shift feature (a little joystick you can use to reposition the image. You've got to see this to believe it!) At one point, I had the projector in the corner of the room, throwing a 96" image on the center of a wall about 17 feet away (image center ~3.5' lower than the center of the projector lens), with NO KEYSTONE adjustment required!
Another thing I like about the projector is how quietly it runs. In a previous house, I had a cheap DLP projector from Dell. It did a decent job (within its limits), but it was LOUD. Not quite "OHMIGOD, there's a 747 taking off in my Basement!" - but close. I don't have that problem with the PT-AE900U. One of my configurations involved setting the projector up on a coffee table. Other than the fact that I had to make some keystone adjustments, the arrangement worked fine. With the bulb set to low, I didn't hear a thing. Even with the bulb set on high, the fan noise (which came on after ~45 minutes) didn't distract from the movie.
There projectors which throw a better image out there. I made a lot of trips to high-end consumer A/V shops in the DC Metro area, and I've seen some images that put the PT-AE900U to shame. It would also be nice if the projector had a 12V trigger so I could lower the screen automatically when the projector came on. Ultmately, it's a question of price for quality. To get a better image, you need to plan on spending $5,000 or higher for the projector - but it doesn't stop there. To really see the improvement in the image, you'd better plan on spending at least $2500 (plus installation) for a screen, and ~$800 or so for a DVD player that can send a signal to take advantage of all the whiz-bang features of a high-end projector. Unless you have money to burn, or you recite the strengths and weaknesses of Faroudja versus HQV chipsets as a hobby, save your money. Get the PT-AE900U. You'll like it, and you'll find a way to configure it for what YOU want to do.
Finally, kudos to Amazon on my product order. Great price; great service.
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