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Panasonic PT-AE4000

alaTest has collected and analyzed 144 reviews of Panasonic PT-AE4000. The average rating for this product is 4.7/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Views about the noise and design are overall positive. The price and usability also get good views, whereas there are some mixed opinions about the size.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Panasonic PT-AE4000 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 92/100 = Excellent quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 35 user reviews of Panasonic PT-AE4000 from The average user rating for this product is 4.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other products in the same category on Reviews about the noise and price are overall positive. The design and usability are also appreciated.

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97% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Panasonic PT-AE4000U 1600 Lumen LCD Home Theater ProjectorPanasonic PT-AE4000U 1600 Lumen LCD Home Theater Projector

Sep, 2018


Expert review by : John Archer (

Panasonic PT-AE4000 LCD Projector


The Panasonic PT-AE4000 projector is a unique, almost crazily flexible and hugely tantalising product for its price point.

Although the AE4000 still has room for improvement and leaves Epson plenty of wiggle room to justify charging significantly more for its TW5500 flagship LCD projector, Panasonic has undoubtedly delivered some really key improvements over the AE3000.

Feb, 2010

Expert review by : What Hi-Fi? (

Panasonic PT-AE4000E review


Still a top performer and living room friendly, but loses a star on price - it's stayed the same while others have cut prices

Great HD spec ; easy set-up ; punchy, bright colours ; fine insight

A little noise at times ; not the contrast reach of best

Still great, but rivals leave the AE4000E wanting in certain areas

Jan, 2010

Expert review by : Jim Hill (

Panasonic PT-AE4000 review


Panasonic builds on its superb LCD projector line with a new red-rich lamp

Easy to set up and operate ; Wide zoom and optical lens shift range ; Lush colours ; Smooth, filmic picture ; Useful features

Boxy design ; Some forward firing fan noise ; Take care with the high frame-rate settings

An impressive projector that has a simple setup and great pictures

Dec, 2009


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Panasonic PT-AE4000E review


Panasonic's PT-AE4000E is the successor to the Ultimate award-winning PT-AE3000E. It's just as good as you'd hope a projector this expensive to be. It has three HDMI inputs, as well as component, composite, S-Video and VGA, so you're unlikely to run...

Stunning image quality make this one of the best projectors you can get. Simply put, if you can afford it, buy it.

Jan, 2010

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Panasonic PT-AE4000 review


Stunning image quality make this one of the best projectors you can get. Simply put, if you can afford it, buy it.

At this price, the PT-AE4000E is one for serious home cinema enthusiasts but its phenomenal image quality and range of controls make this an ideal choice if you can afford it. We've given it our Ultimate award.

TIPA Award!

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Panasonic PT-AE4000


Il proiettore Panasonic PT-AE4000 proietta immagini Full HD a 1080p con una notevole nitidezza, con una luminosità di 1600 lumen, un rapporto di contrasto pari a 100.000:1 e la tecnologia Intelligent Frame Creation a 100Hz per ridurre l'effetto...

Apr, 2010

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Panasonic PT-AE4000


The Panasonic PT-AE4000 displays 1080p full high definition video, and features a 'Pure Colour' filter to deliver some of the deepest blacks possible on a home projector. It has a contrast ratio of 100000:1, a quiet fan noise of 22 decibels and 3 HDMI...

Sep, 2010

Expert review by : avforums (

Panasonic PT-AE4000 3LCD Projector


I have said it with the previous Panasonic projectors and I'm yet again forced to say it this year. This is an ugly looking brick of a chassis. The black box with sharp corners and square lines has been with us for 4 years now, and this year's model is...


Oct, 2009

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Panasonic PT-AE4000 LCD Projector Review


Panasonic's new PT-AE4000 projector looks the same as last years model, but is the performance?

Good black levels ; Good dynamic range ; Excellent lens memory function ; Excellent greyscale and colour performance out of the box in Colour 1 preset ; Reference level colour and greyscale results when professionally calibrated ; Good range of...

CMS system needs to be redesigned do you are not forced to use a workaround when professionally calibrating ; Lens Function control needs to be on the remote control, a 16:9 and 2.35:1 button please ; Lens shift controls are a little weak, these should...

Expert review by : Alex Jennings (

Panasonic PT-AE4000E


The AE4000 doesn't improve quite as much as we'd like over last year's equivalent Panasonic model, but it's easily the most flexible projector in its class. We still couldn't get totally perfect pictures out of it despite that, but it's nonetheless a...

Good picture quality ; Excellent connectivity ; Exceptional array of set-up aids ; Built-in aspect-ratio adjustment ; Good motion handling

Some features too complex for mainstream users ; Picture looks rather dark when optimised for black colour reproduction ; Slightly soft HD images


May, 2010

Product Specifications


Bandwidth:150 MHz
Horisontal Synchronization Range:30-70 kHz
Vertical Synchronization Range:50-87 Hz


Component (3xRCA) input:1
HDMI Version:Up to HDMI 1.3
PC Mouse Communication:“serial”


Colour of product:Black


Display diagonal:1.88
Display number of colours:16.78 million colours



Image resolution

Aspect Ratio:16:9
Brightness:1600 ANSI Lumens
Contrast (full on/off):100000 :1
Display Panel Size:0.74 in
Maximum Image Size:300 in
Maximum projection distance:18 m
Minimum Image Size:40 in
Minimum Projection Distance:1.2 m
Standard Resolution:1920x1080 HDTV
Supporting Aspect Ratios:4:3
Widescreen: Yes


Bulb power:170
Lamp Type:UHM

Lens System

Focal length range (f-f):22.4 - 44.8


Lens Aperture:1.9-3.2
Optical Zoom:2 x
Vertical Keystone Correction:30 degrees


Depth:300 mm
Height:130 mm
Weight:7.3 kg
Width:460 mm


Built-in speaker(s): No


Ethernet LAN: No
Wi-Fi: No

Operational conditions

Operating relative humidity (H-H):20 - 80
Operating temperature (T-T):0 - 40
Storage relative humidity (H-H):20 - 80

Other features

Aspect Ratio:16:9
Connectivity Technology:Wired
Dimensions (WxDxH):460 x 300 x 130
Lens focal range:1.9 - 3.2
Lens shift:+-40% (H)/+-100%(V)
Power LED: Yes
Power requirements:AC 100-240V, 50 / 60 Hz
Video/data systems:480i (525i), 576i (625i), 480p (525p), 576p (625p), 720/50p (750/50p), 720/60p (750/60p), 1080/50i (1125/50i), 1080/60i (1125/60i), 1080/24p (1125/24p), 1080/60p (1125/60p)

Packaging Content

Handheld remote control: Yes


Horizontal scan range:30 - 70
Noise level (economic mode):22
Vertical scan range:50 - 87


Full HD (1920x1080):Yes (1920x1080)
HD-Ready: Yes
HDTV Compatible: Yes
Supported Picture Formats:480i/p, 525i/p, 576i/p, 625i/p, 720p, 750p, 1080p, 1125p

Ports & interfaces

Component video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in:1 / 2
Composite Video In:1
DVI port: No
HDMI ports quantity:3
RS-232 ports:1
S-Video inputs quantity:1
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1


AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:120
AC input frequency:50 - 60
AC input voltage:120
Power Consumption (Standby):0.08
Power consumption (typical):240


Keystone correction, vertical:+/- 30 / 30
Projection Technology:LCD
Projector brightness:1.600 / 1600
Projector native resolution:1080p (1920x1080)
Screen size compatibility:1016 - 7620
Zoom capability:Auto


Audible Noise (whisper mode):22 dB
Lamp Effect:170 W
Manufacturer Warranty (lamp excluded):3 Years
Power Consumption:240 W
Remote Control: Yes


3D: No
Analog signal format system:NTSC, NTSC 4.43, PAL, PAL 60, SECAM / NTSC, NTSC 4.43, PAL, PAL M, PAL N, SECAM
Full HD: Yes
Supported video modes:1080i, 1080p, 480i, 480p, 720i, 720p

Weight & Dimensions