Panasonic recently announced details of their new Panasonic AE8000 projector, the highly anticipated follow-up to last year’s AE7000.
We saw this bad boy in action last week, and let us tell you, it blew us away. The Panasonic AE8000 has significant improvements in several key areas, including image quality and brightness. Everyone from casual movie buffs to dedicated projector fans will appreciate the upgrade.
Top three Panasonic AE8000 features we’re excited about:
- Brighter 2D and 3D images. At 2,400 lumens, the Panasonic AE8000 is 20% brighter than the AE7000. This brightness is especially noticeable in 3D mode. We saw 3D content from both projectors compared side-by-side. While the AE7000 looked great, the AE8000 looked even better!
- Improved 3D viewing experience. Not only is the AE8000 brighter in 3D mode, Panasonic also introduced a ton of new features to improve your 3D viewing experience. The Panasonic AE8000 allows you to control the depth of your 3D image. Additionally, Panasonic’s new 3D Motion Remaster feature is designed to eliminate parallax error, the bulging of the image that sometimes occurs during fast-motion 3D scenes. In short, 3D viewing is more natural with the AE8000. Features like powered zoom, powered focus and lens memory are also now available in 3D mode.
- Improved contrast ratio and image quality. At 500,000:1, the Panasonic AE8000 has the highest contrast ratio of any of our home theater projectors. Images are richer and more detailed, especially during low-light scenes. The AE8000’s improved Detail Clarity Processor brings out image elements you may not have noticed before, like individual blades of grass or the pattern of a hand towel in the background.
These are just a few reasons why we’re excited about the new Panasonic AE8000 home theater projector. We expect it to hit the shelves later this month. No word yet on price. Stay tuned for more information.