Test: Panasonic LCD projector PT-AE2000
A review of the PT-AE2000, translated from German. This review also covers the construction and includes images of the disassembled parts. It also mentions the benefits for gamers of the Panny’s ‘very fast’ mode that reduces delay. Very thorough. (The translation stopped after paragraph 3.4.5. The quote was manually enhanced for easier reading.)
Panasonic pursued this year a similar goal as Mitsubishi and Epson: to create a projector on the base of it’s good predecessor, from which the main deficits are eliminated. This was, in the case of the PT-AE2000 not easy, because the PT-AE1000 predecessor had no significant deficits. But where can one always improve a projector, in general? Right, brightness and contrast. And Panasonic always had to fight with a bias, that the smooth-screen technology costs sharpness. Thus the targets were set, the PT-AE2000 should be brighter, sharper and have more contrast. All these objectives are achieved. As examined in the picture analysis, it offers a significantly enhanced image brightness, which benefits both in the cinema modes, as well as in the dynamic mode. As the black level remained unchanged, it caused the contrast to also increase significantly. The good results of the predecessor in these domains are thus surpassed. The same goes for the focus, the improved optics adequately projected full HD resolution on the canvas. This is supported by the Digital Clarity circuit. Particularly good was the new technology with film scenes, in which the camera focuses on an item (such as a face), while the background looks slightly blurred. Particularly good was the new technology with film scenes, in which the camera focuses on an item (such as a face), while the background looks slightly blurred. On the focus level, the PT-AE2000 produces an image sharpness, where it doesn’t need to hide from other FullHD beamers. Smallest details work vividly, without disturbing the contours double disturbing impression. The sharpness of the sources will be used to the fullest, here Panasonic has done it’s homework. As criticism one could simply say that the sharpness difference between focused objects and background worked out so clearly, is that the effect works surreal detailed.