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Panasonic PT-AR100E Full High Definition Home Theatre Projector

Panasonic have taken two roads into the home theatre market the PT-AE7000E has come out focused on the dedicated (dimmed) home theatre with very high contrast and 3D compatibility. But they have also released the PT-AR100E focused on a living room situation with more bightness and a lower price tag.

The AR100E keeps most of the features of the AE7000E they have kept the ever popular 2.0x zoom lens so you can install it at a short distance or far from the projection screen. They have also opted to keep the lens shift system to you can have it off centre from the image without relying on keystone correction to adjust the image shape (which decreases the viewable resolution). They've increased the brightness all the way up to a max of 2800 lumens but kept the unit fairly quiet at 29db.

They have sacrificed a little on the contrast level at a respectable 50,000:1 which still provides good black levels and they have included a light sensor so that the projector can adjust brightness to suit the room lighting levels. The colour preset modes have also been calibrated by the Hollywood Lab's giving the AR100E some of the better preset modes on the market.

When it comes to the adjustability the PT-AR100E again excels with the side by side tuning function allowing you to get a before and after picture side by side while you are making an adjustment.

The Panasonic PT-AR100E is an awesome machine with standard 2D movies bringing out good black levels and vibrant colours but with the flexibility to operate in bright rooms. It isn't 3D compatible but many people still consider it a fad and this offers an excellent non 3D option. Panasonic are covering the AR100E with only a 1 year warranty which does loose the Panasonic some points against the new Epson EH-TW6000. But all in all the PT-AR100E is an excellent choice if you have a bright living room situation and aren't too fussed with 3D.

PT-AR100E Reviewed by Projector Reviews on Nov 30 .
Panasonic PT-AR100E Projector Review
Rating: 4

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