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Panasonic PT-AE8000U

alaTest has collected and analyzed 165 reviews of Panasonic PT-AE8000U. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Projectors for all reviews. Opinions about the design and price are on the whole positive. The noise and usability also get good opinions. Opinions are divided on the reliability.

image quality, usability, noise, price, design

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Projectors the Panasonic PT-AE8000U is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 87/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 114 user reviews of Panasonic PT-AE8000U from The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Projectors on People are impressed by the design and price. The noise and usability also get good opinions. Opinions are divided on the reliability.

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89% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Panasonic PTAE8000U 1080p Full HD Projector (2012 Model)Panasonic PTAE8000U 1080p Full HD Projector (2012 Model)

Jul, 2018

Expert review by : Thomas J. Norton (

Panasonic PT-AE8000U 3D LCD Projector


Panasonic entered the home theater projector market in 2001. But the company already had decades of experience in the business projector world, beginning with CRTs in 1975 and later moving into its current mix of LCDs and DLPs. All of the company's...

Feb, 2013

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Unreliable projector


PCB board needed replacing after very limited amount of use. Finicky to use.

Feb, 2016

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Upgraded from PT AE2000


I need to start by saying that you can't beat the outstanding online purchase experience B&H has to offer. As a long time @ Prime member, still B&H is in a class of its own. The PT AE8000 I purchased from B&H arrived in the original factory double...

Jan, 2016

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I would recommend this product to all my friends


I took the unit out of box and within 15 to 20 min I was ready to mount it on the ceiling. I already had a mounting bracket from previous Panasonic projector and I was able to utilize the same mount. Once maintained and cables connected it was ready to...

Dec, 2015

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Project is Great, Panasonic Rebates are HORRIBLE


I'll start by saying I LOVE this projector and watch movies on it every week. It even works in my living room where when close the shutters it doesn't block out all of the light, you can still enjoy a movie! I am thrilled with what I got for the price....

Aug, 2015

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Excellent mid line projector


Bought for a new man cave with controlled lighting. Unfortunately, the first one I bought (from someone other than B&H) turned out to be a lemon with some serious optical issues that left a hazy, drab image that made me question why this model was so...

Apr, 2015

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excellent picture when calibrated


I have done my research on this projector since it first came out and hope one day to own it , i finally got it and loved it , i read about many projectors in it's class and also see them and this is the best, sound and vision had a review on it and...

Feb, 2015

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Great Projector


Fantastic projector with great picture quality, black blacks and super contrast.

Jan, 2015

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when i't comes out on led i would get on


This is my first projector great pic & colors.

Jan, 2015

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"Best projector Ever"


The best projector with excellent specs and outstanding performance.

Dec, 2014

Product Specifications


Colour of product:Black
Form factor:Desktop
Product Type:Desktop projector


Built-in Display: No


Bulb power:220
Lamp Type:UHM

Lens System

Aperture range (F-F):1.9 - 3.2
Focal length range (f-f):22.4 - 44.8
Horizontal lens shift range:-26 - 26
Vertical lens shift range:-100 - 100


Built-in speaker(s): No


Bluetooth: No
Ethernet LAN: No
Wi-Fi: No

Operational conditions

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

Packaging Content

Batteries included: Yes
Cables included:AC
Handheld remote control: Yes


Dot clock scanning frequency:154
Horizontal scan range:15 - 74
Vertical scan range:24 - 85

Ports & interfaces

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


AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC input frequency:50 - 60
AC input voltage:100 - 240
Power Consumption (Standby):0.08
Power consumption (typical):310
Power Source:AC


Contrast ratio (dynamic):500000:1
Keystone correction, vertical:-30 - 30
Matrix size:1.88
Native Aspect Ratio:16:9
Projection Technology:LCD
Projector brightness:2400
Projector native resolution:1080p (1920x1080)
Screen size compatibility:1016 - 7620
Supported aspect ratios:16:9


Card reader integrated: No
Compatible memory cards: No


3D: Yes
Analog signal format system:NTSC, NTSC 4.43, PAL, PAL 60, PAL M, PAL N, SECAM
Full HD: Yes
Supported video modes:1080i, 1080p, 480i, 480p, 576i, 576p, 720p

Weight & Dimensions

Height :15.1