Panasonic builds on its superb LCD projector line with a new red-rich lamp
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By offering more features and tweaks than most of its rivals, can Panasonic's PTAE3000 turn your head?
Most of the current breed of 1080p projectors are capable of delivering a super-sized picture that's sharp enough to rival anything you might see in your local cineplex, and few would disagree that Panasonic's PT-AE1000E projector was one of the standout products in last season's LCD projection range. So it was with some excitement that I unboxed the PT-AE1000E's (cheaper) successor, the cunningly-named Panasonic PT-AE2000E.
Panasonic more than most has set its crosshairs on the HD gamer, and with the LCD-driven AX200E it has made a model fit for the job.
These days it's just not enough to be HD Ready. If you now want to appeal to the AV cognoscenti, you need to be Full HD, with a native pixel count of 1920 x 1080. Cue Panasonic's PT-AE1000, the manufacturer's very first full HD projector
While LCD technology has done great business at the lower end of the projection market, examples of high-end LCD offerings have been few and far between. Yet that's precisely what we have on our test bench
The benefits of having a Full HD 1920 x 1080 resolution display become easier to see the bigger the HD picture you're watching. So it follows that Full HD's most natural home is the projector world.But what technology serves the format best?
Panasonic has a range of Micro Portable LCD projectors that weigh upwards of 1.9kg, but the Panasonic PT-P1SDEA is classified as a home cinema projector, presumably because it doesn't support wireless communication.