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Panasonic PT-AE700E

Panasonic PT-AE700E
alaScore 84

77 reviews

Aug, 2018

We have collected and analysed 18 expert reviews and 59 user reviews from international sources. Experts rate this product 87/100 and users rate it 84/100. The average review date is 22-02-2006. We have compared these reviews to 137294 reviews from other Projectors. The alaScore™ for this product is 84/100 = Very good. Last update: 15-08-2018.

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Expert review by : Scott Bartley (

Panasonic PT-AE700E


Panasonic's PT-AE700E LCD projector has more tricks up its sleeve than $3899 should rightly buy. Successor to the highly regarded PT-AE500, the PT-AE7...

Joystick control, quiet, brilliant picture

A little large

A wonderful projector that packs together some of the best qualities of DLP and LCD technology, for under $4000. What more could you ask for?

Oct, 2005

Expert review by : Clint DeBoer (

Panasonic PT-AE700U LCD Projector Review


The PT-AE700U offers great features, great color, good details, hi-def capabilities and ease of use - all for a fantastic price. When I compared this projector to some of the other high-end

High Definition resolution ; Quiet Fan ; Lens Adjustment ; No Screen Door Effect ; Simple Function Lighted Remote

Difficult operating Instructions ; Poor initial calibration

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Oct, 2005

Expert review by : Pam Carroll (

Panasonic PT-AE700E


For image quality, ease of set-up and its HD widescreen capabilities, this projector leaves many of its more fancied and more expensive competitors for dead.

Sharp, realistic picture ; HDMI input ; easy set up

HDMI cables are extra ; vertical keystone correction only ; no carry case

All up, we couldn't find much to complain about with the Panasonic PT-AE700E. There are certainly cheaper home cinema projectors on the market, but for its image quality, ease of set-up and HD widescreen capabilities, this projector leaves many of its...

Nov, 2004

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PT-AE700 LCD Projector

Oct, 2005

Expert review by : Geoffrey Morrison (

Panasonic PT-AE700U LCD Projector


We've reviewed several Panasonic projectors in the past few years. Their price ranges have varied slightly, but two things have remained constant: a decent picture and an ugly box.

Summing up the PT-AE700U is pretty easy. It is a bright projector for the color accuracy it provides (always a bonus), with deinterlacing that won't require a progressive-scan DVD player. Its black level isn't great (typical of LCD projectors), but it...

Mar, 2005

Expert review by : Peter Putman (

Panasonic PT-AE700U LCD projector


Now Panasonic has followed up with the PT-AE700U, and it's more than just an upgrade of the PT-AE500U. The '700 has some new bells and whistles of its own, including a longer-throw projection lens, auto iris for deeper blacks, and an optical system...

Jan, 2005

Expert review by : Tony Davey (

Panasonic PT-AE700


A lot has happened in the last 12 months for home cinema projection, with more projectors released in this time frame than any other so far. When released, there was little around that could touch the Panasonic PT-AE500's performance at the price....

The AE700 is extremely versatile in how it can be set up and is the only projector in its class to have a 2.0 times zoom, which means a 100 inch picture can be achieved from as little as three metres or as much as six metres away. Combine this with the...

Nov, 2004

Expert review by : Anthony Arrigo (

Panasonic PT-AE700U


A year ago, Sanyo and Panasonic slugged it out with their popular Z2 and L500u, both selling for around $2000. As I write this (10/04), it looks like we have a rematch, with Sanyo's forthcoming Z3 and this new Panasonic AE700U. Since these new...

and Con's ; Wow! For $2000 and change this is one excellent projector. I am most impressed by the dramatic improvement over the older L500u (AE500u). I still see some of the older model still advertised for a few hundred less, but this is a huge...

Noise in the picture (it is controllable with the noise reduction menu option) ; Vertical banding - not a good thing but rarely annoying ; Colors seem off a bit without calibration, in many of the color modes ; Warranty only 1 year (2 year additional...

The Panasonic AE700u is a great, affordable projector in the 1280x720 resolution class, and should certainly be near the top of your shopping list. As you look below, you will note there are some serious issues under "Con's" but they are mostly, easily...

Oct, 2004

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Oct, 2004

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Panasonic PT-AE700E


managed to get mine cheap off ebay, bit of problems with the lens but this was an incredible purchase for me, the wide angle of the lens means i can have a 12x9 ft screen from about 4 meters away, just a shame at the size it has to be completely dark...


had difficulty processing wide screen pc resolutions but fixed with new gfx card (now can run 1980x1080 or what ever correct for 1080i)

May, 2007

Product Specifications

The PT-AE700 is the most impressive home cinema projector ever from Panasonic. Compact enough to sit on a bookshelf, it is packed with advanced features designed to bring you a whole new level of home theatre enjoyment. Dynamic contrast is now 2, 000: 1, by far the best in its product class, so the picture is sharp and clear even in a well-lit room. In addition, the new integrated cinema quality circuitry includes a Dynamic Iris optical system that constantly adjusts the brightness and gamma characteristics in real time, so the picture is always optimal and transitions between scenes are more natural. Its innovative color correction system incorporates Cinema color Management technology to ensure faithful color reproduction. This cinema-quality integrated circuitry brings you on-screen colors just as you would see them in a movie theatre. Finally, the PT-AE700 comes with the advanced Smooth Screen technology. It effectively eliminates the screen door effect that some LCD projectors are susceptible to, so the images you see on the screen are natural and lifelike. The PT-AE700 makes it possible to enjoy a home cinema projector in new ways. You can use it in a larger room and with a bigger screen than was practical with earlier LCD projector models. And its compact and lightweight design gives you plenty of flexibility. Joystick controlled vertical and horizontal lens shift adds further convenience. Unlike digital keystone correction, which can add distortion to the on-screen image, the new system is purely optical. It allows you to compensate for distortion when the projector is situated at an angle to the screen while maintaining superb clarity and picture fidelity. A newly developed 2x optical zoom lens allows you to adjust the image size to match the setup layout and screen dimensions. With its combination of convenient features and unmatched performance, the PT-AE700 brings the home cinema projector to a new level, and offers a substantially larger screen size than either a CRT, LCD or plasma display.

Audio Output

Type: None


Energy Star certified: Yes

Dimensions & Weight



Display diagonal:1.78
Display Resolution:1280 x 720

Display (Projector)

Class:Digital projector
Colour Support:24-bit (16.7 million colours)
HD Image Format:720p
High Definition:High Definition
Image Brightness:1000ANSI lumens
Image Contrast Ratio:2000:1
Max Image Size:5.08m / 508cm/7.62m / 762cm
Max Resolution:1280 x 720
Max Screen Distance:12.4m
Min Image Size:1.01m / 101cm/1.02m / 102cm
Min Screen Distance:1.2m
Native Aspect Ratio:Widescreen
Recommended Use of Projector:Cinema
Type:LCD projector


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Panasonic PT


Bulb power:130

Operational conditions

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

Other features

Aspect Ratio:16:9
Digital keystone correction:V: ±30°
Dimensions (WxDxH):335 x 270 x 95
I/O ports:HDMI IN: 19-pin x 1,\nPC (RGB) IN: D-sub HD 15-pin x 1,\nHD/VD/SYNC: TTL,\nCOMPONENT IN: RCA pin (Y, PB/CB, PR/CR) x 1,\nVIDEO IN: RCA pin x 1,\nS-VIDEO IN: Mini DIN 4-pin x 1,\nTRIGGER (out): M3 jack
Lens shift:V: ±63%, H: ±25%
Mounting:Ceiling/desk, front/rear
Power requirements:100–240 V AC, 50/60 Hz
Special features:Language: English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Russian.
Video/data systems:NTSC/M-NTSC/PAL/PAL-M/PAL-N/SECAM


Horizontal scan range:30 - 70
Noise Level:26
Vertical scan range:50 - 87

Ports & interfaces

HDMI ports quantity:1


Power Consumption (Standby):3
Power consumption (typical):180


Contrast ratio (typical):2000:1
Number of Colours:16.78 million colours
Projector brightness:1000
Projector native resolution:1280 x 720
Screen size compatibility:1016 - 5080

Projector Lamp

Bulb life cycle:2000hour(s)
Bulb type:UHM

Video Input

Analogue Video Format:NTSC / NTSC 4.43 / PAL / PAL 60 / PAL-M / PAL-N / SECAM
Analogue video Signal:Component video / Composite video / RGB / S-Video

Weight & Dimensions