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Panasonic PTAE900

alaTest has collected and analyzed 163 reviews of Panasonic PTAE900. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Projectors for all reviews. Opinions about the design and noise are overall positive. The price and usability also get good feedback. Views are divided on the black level.

image quality, usability, price, noise, design

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Projectors the Panasonic PTAE900 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 54 user reviews of Panasonic PTAE900 from The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Projectors on People really like the design and price. The noise and usability also get good feedback.

image quality, usability, noise, price, design

80% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Panasonic PT-AE900U Home Theater ProjectorPanasonic PT-AE900U Home Theater Projector

Jul, 2018

Expert review by : staff (

Panasonic PT-AE900 review


Panasonic's latest LCD standard-bearer

Exceptional colours ; Decent price ; Good black levels ; No noise ; Scart socket

Picture is fractionally soft ; Black level outgunned by rivals

A hugely accomplished projector that will serve anyone that buys it superbly for gaming and movies alike

Jun, 2006

Expert review by : staff (

Panasonic PT-AE900E review


The PT-AE700E gets a boost

Daytime TV and home theatre use ; flexible set-up

HD material ; contrast technology

A superior LCD projector with near DLP quality: set-up flexibility marks it a cut above

Jan, 2006

Expert review by : John Archer (

Panasonic PT-AE900


Few brands over the years have kept the LCD projection flag flying more successfully than Panasonic. So the company's latest flagship model, the PT-AE900, has a lot to live up to. It gets off to a fairly inauspicious start though, looking rather dour...

Excellent picture quality, good features count

Picture could be a touch sharper, the design is bland

Dec, 2005

Expert review by : Clint DeBoer (

Panasonic PT-AE900U LCD Projector Review


We got our first glimpse of the Panasonic PT-AE900U at this year's CEDIA Expo in Indianapolis. While the projector wasn't displaying picture at the booth, we were excited to see that it sported the

ZERO screen door effect from real viewing distances ; Excellent contrast ; Deep, rich colors ; Consumer adjustment of RGB gain, cut and gamma ; Backlit LEARNING remote ; Finely adjustable color temperature ; 3000 hour lamp life ; Can move OSD position

Requires calibration out of the box ; IR sensor on front only ; Overscan enabled by default ; More optical zoom would be welcome ; Friends may show up unexpectedly to watch movies ; No 12V trigger

Oct, 2005

Expert review by : Randolph Ramsay (

Panasonic PT-AE900


The PT-AE900 is an upgrade to Panasonic's popular PT-AE700 high definition home theatre projector. By further improving the picture quality and remote control, Panasonic seems to have made a great projector even better.

Outstanding pictures that are clear and vibrant ; High contrast and brightness ; Learning remote included ; Easy to set up ; Good set of connectors

Remote will take some time to master ; Average looking chassis

All of the above comes together to produce a truly sharp and vibrant image. The opening space battle of Star Wars Episode III highlights all of the PT-AE900's strengths - blacks are deep, colours are vibrant and movement is free from blurring or...

Dec, 2005

Expert review by : Kevin Miller (

Panasonic PT-AE900U LCD Front Projector


HDTVs are becoming increasingly affordable as price erosion takes a firm foothold with this technology. Still, as with so many things in life, you most often get what you pay for in hometheater equipment. Front projectors have never been more...

The PT-AE900U is one of the leastexpensive high-resolution projectors on the market, but as I said earlier, you get what you pay for. Given that fact, you have to expect some performance shortcomings, like the slightly soft picture due to the quality...

Aug, 2008

Expert review by : Adrienne Maxwell (

Panasonic PT-AE900U LCD Projector


This may very well be one of the easiest reviews I've ever done. Within five minutes of watching HDTV through Panasonic's new PT-AE900U LCD projector, I was hooked. I fully expected, as the review process progressed, to have to play the standard "on...

Yep, there's a lot to like about the PT-AE900U, but versatility is undoubtedly its greatest asset. We've looked at several HD LCD projectors over the past year, some of which carry lower MSRPs than this one. However, all of those projectors came with...

Jan, 2006

Expert review by : Tony Davey (

Panasonic PT-AE900


It is often said that the only constant thing in life is change. Whoever coined this phrase must surely have been thinking about home theatre projectors, as this couldn't be more applicable than with the latest front projection offering from Panasonic

The AE900 is utilizing the latest D5 1280 x 720 HD LCD panels with higher natural contrast and higher fill rate (less space naturally between pixels). The new panel technology (along with a dynamic iris) helps the Panasonic claim a 5500:1 contrast ratio

Dec, 2005

Expert review by : Thomas J. Norton (

Panasonic PT-AE900U LCD Projector


Panasonic has been in the game for some time now, first with the PT-AE500U and just last year with the PT-AE700U. But the market is changing fast, and with the competition heating up the new PT-AE900U ($3199) is designed to keep Panasonic in the hunt...

Nov, 2005

Expert review by : Thomas J. Norton (

Panasonic PT-AE900U LCD Projector


All videophiles are looking for the holy grail--a video projector that will blow everything else out of the water and cost next to nothing. Short of the industry adopting the business model used for computer printers (charging $100 for the projector...

Nov, 2005

Product Specifications

The PT-AE900 is a 16: 9 native widescreen high-definition home theater projector and was developed with the assistance of Hollywood motion picture colorists to ensure the PT-AE900 achieved the most film-like picture characteristics. The result is true "Hollywood picture quality" that faithfully reflects the intentions of the movie director. The PT-AE900 features an enhanced Dynamic Iris, which improves the efficiency of the optical configuration at more than 15 points, boosting image brightness to 1, 100 lumens. While increased brightness normally means lower contrast, the PT-AE900's Dynamic Iris has been extended, enabling contrast to be kept at a stunning 5, 500: 1 ratio. This reproduces dark colors in dimly lit scenes with stunning definition and depth and displays bright scenes with excellent clarity and detail. Picture quality is further enhanced using Panasonic's exclusive Smooth Screen technology. This is already acclaimed for reducing what is commonly known as the 'chicken wire effect', black lines between pixels that mar the smoothness of images produced by conventional LCD home projectors. The PT-AE900 features a high-definition (1, 280 x 720 x 3 (RGB)) LCD panel with approximately 2.76 million pixels in a 3-layer RGB construction delivering vibrant, clear and natural widescreen images with superior fidelity. Add the 2x optical zoom lens and joystick controlled lens shift for easy set-up and you're ready for the home theater experience of your life.

Audio Output

Type: None

Dimensions & Weight


Display (Projector)

Class:Digital projector
Colour Support:Up to 1.07 billion colours
HD Image Format:720p
High Definition:High Definition
Image Brightness:1100ANSI lumens
Image Contrast Ratio:5500:1
Max Image Size:5m / 500cm/7.6m / 760cm
Max Resolution:1280 x 720
Max Screen Distance:12.4m/7.4m
Min Image Size:1m / 100cm
Min Screen Distance:1.2m
Native Aspect Ratio:Widescreen
Recommended Use of Projector:Cinema
Type:LCD projector


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Panasonic PT

Projector Lamp

Bulb life cycle:2000hour(s)/3000hour(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