Alongside its new TVs and Blu-ray systems, Panasonic last week unveiled to us its latest home cinema projector, the PT-AE3000.
Full HD enabled, the PT-AE3000 is the flagship model in Panny's projector lineup delivering 1080p images with 1,600 lumen brightness and 60,000:1 contrast ratio.
New Frame Creation technology optimises the image for large screen viewing while the Pure Contrast Plate blocks unwanted light from the path of projection to ensure deep blacks and a punchy contrast ratio.
Also incorporated is 100Hz Motion Picture Pro frame creation tech for smoothing out rougher edges from 50Hz sources, a Detail Clarity Processor 2 for faithful reproduction of highly detailed information such as film grains in movies and a raft of professional level personalisation tools to tweak the picture to your own specifications.
Install and set-up is apparently 'a snap', while a Lens Memory Feature is a nice user-friendly touch that memorises and restores zoom/focus positions for different aspect ratios.
Primary connections stretch to a trio of Deep Colour and x.v.Color compliant HDMI inputs and two component inputs.
Finally, the PT-AE3000 lives up to Panny's new eco-friendly objectives with Intelligent Power Management that reduces lamp power to exactly what is needed to eliminate any excess.