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Panasonic PT-AE8000U Projector

Part #: PANPTAE8000U  |   Mfg #: PT-AE8000U
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The Panasonic PT-AE8000 - A New Level of 3D Experience

The Panasonic PT-AE8000 packs a bright 3D punch. The newest addition to the popular Panasonic projector home theater line, the PT-AE8000 is 20% brighter than previous models. Images are richer and more detailed, especially during low-light scenes.

Panasonic AE8000U Features:

  • Equipped with a new 220W red-rich lamp, the Panasonic PTAE8000 is able to deliver bright images with exceptionally lifelike colors. The result: brighter, more richly colored images and videos.
  • The Panasonic PT-AE8000 features an advanced optical system comprised of 16 lens elements in 12 groups, including two large-diameter asperical lenses and two ED, a.k.a. high-balanced extra low dispersion, lenses.
  • The Panasonic PT AE8000U’s LCD panels are designed to provide bright, high-contrast, 480HZ images. These high-precision panels use vertically aligned liquid crystal molecules with inorganic alignment layers.
  • The AE8000’s optical filter optimizes the projector’s light spectrum, providing deeper blacks and richer reds, greens and blues. The filter is designed to cover all the colors of the gamut used in digital cinema. You’ll notice deeper and richer colors from your favorite films and movies.
  • An intelligent iris system analyzes virtually every frame to provide the optimal lamp power, iris and gamma curve settings for each image. The result is a wide dynamic range, smoother action and improved dark scenes.

Smooth Screen Technology Creates Film-Like Texture

While some LCD projectors suffer from a "chicken wire" effect, Panasonic has successfully overcome this with the incorporation of new technology that capitalizes on the double refraction property of crystals to arrange the pixels on the screen so that no gaps appear between them.

Panasonic PT-AE8000 Videos

How to create a 2:35:1 widescreen preset on your Panasonic AE-8000.

Click on a spec (like Resolution:) to learn more about it. Click here for the complete glossary.
Image Quality Projector Calculator See Panasonic PT-AE8000U Image Size Calculator »
Resolution HD (1920 x 1080)
Brightness 2400 lumens
Contrast Ratio 500000:1
Uniformity 85%
No. of Colors Full Color
Aspect Ratio(s) Native - 16:9
Display Type LCD;
Compatibility
Data Signals Native: HD (1920 x 1080)
Video Signals 480p, 576p, 720/60p, 720/50p, 1080/60p, 1080/50p, 1080/60i, 1080/50i, 1080/24p NTSC/NTSC4.43/PAL-M/PAL60/PAL/PAL-N/SECAM
H Sync 15khz- 74khz
V Sync 24hz - 85hz
3D Ready Yes
Dot Clock 154 mhz
Connectivity
Inputs / Outputs
  • Component, RCA (Y,Pb,Pr)
  • Composite Video, RCA
  • HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface for digital video and digital audio)
  • S-Video (Mini DIN 4-pin (Y/C))
  • Screen Trigger (12V) (DC power outlet)
  • VGA (Analog data, mini D-Sub 15-pin)
  • RS-232 (Serial)
View the manufacturers spec sheet for a complete list of Inputs and Outputs
Inputs Description HDMI (x3)
Built-in Audio --
Projection Lens Projector Calculator See Panasonic PT-AE8000U Image Size Calculator »
Lens Powered Zoom (2.0x)/ Focus F 1.9-3.2/ f - 22.4-44.8mm
Throw Ratio 1.35 - 2.7:1
Keystone Corr. Specs: +/- 30 degrees
Lens Shift V - +/-100% - H - +/-26%
Proj. Methods Ceiling, Front, Rear
General
Dimensions 18.5" x 5.93" x 14.34" (W x H x D)
Unit Weight 19.2 lbs.
Operation
Power Supply 100-240 v AC, 50/60 HZ
Universal Power Supply
Power Consumption 220
Ecomode Yes
(Brightness: 1920 lumens; Lamp life: 5000 hours;)
FCC Class B
Audible Noise 22.0 dB
Lamp 220 W UHM Lamp
Lamp Life 4000 hours
Replacement Lamp
Cost
PANETLAA410, $341.00     
Included Accessories
Items Included Power Cord, Wireless Remote Control Unit, Batteries for Remote Control, Lens Cover
Remote Control Yes
Carry Case No
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Warranty
Projector 2 years parts and labor
Lamp 90 Days

* -- indicates specification not published by manufacturer.

REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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PanasonicPT-AE8000U
 
4.7

(based on 127 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (98)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (26)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

97%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to set up (79)
  • Good remote (35)
  • Great picture quality (35)
  • Intuitive controls (26)
  • Easy to use (20)

Cons

  • Large footprint (5)

Best Uses

  • Movies (87)
  • Large rooms (50)
  • Living room (31)
  • High-definition TV (21)
  • Television shows (17)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Movie enthusiast (60), Tech savvy (44), Practical (27), Quality oriented (20), Audiophile (19)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (23)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (83)
    • Computer Platform:
    • PC (12), Mac (7)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

THE best projector under $3,000!

The PT-AE8000U has the most features of any home projector in it's price range. With 100% vertical and 26% horizontal lens shifting capabilities, it can be located almost anywhere and still be perfectly aligned...Read complete review

The PT-AE8000U has the most features of any home projector in it's price range. With 100% vertical and 26% horizontal lens shifting capabilities, it can be located almost anywhere and still be perfectly aligned with almost any size screen. There are plenty of HDMI and legacy inputs, and the menus are easy to navigate. Most impressive are the PT-AE8000U's brightness and contrast ratios, 3D and 2D-3D conversion, and 16:9 to 2.35:1 auto lens-switching capabilities. For the cost of an 80" flat screen TV, I can watch any 2:35.1 movie in it's original aspect ratio, in 3D, on my 115" cinemascope screen, during the day with no letterboxing!

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Brighter, but less flexible

This was an upgrade replacement for my older PT-AE2000U, and I assumed that as a newer evolution of that model, the setup and installation would be quick and simple. However, it lacks several...Read complete review

This was an upgrade replacement for my older PT-AE2000U, and I assumed that as a newer evolution of that model, the setup and installation would be quick and simple. However, it lacks several features of the older model that make it a step backwards in usability for me.

The most noticeable improvement in this unit is the brightness. On even the dimmest setting, it seems to put out more light than my old projector at its max. I have no problem watching TV during the day in my living room, which was almost impossible before. Though it is worth noting that with more brightness comes more fan noise. The unit runs noticeably louder than the 2000. Since I felt the 2000 already had a great picture, I don't notice any major improvements in terms of picture quality or clarity.

There are a few things about the old projector that have been taken away, and that I already miss. The first is that this unit it much harder to align. Previous models had separate controls for horizontal and vertical alignment, and the picture could be shifted 100% in any direction. This unit has a single joystick control, which is 10x harder to align on a large screen. It is difficult to adjust one direction without affecting the other. Also, since the lens shift is limited to a circular pattern now instead of the 100% square, it cannot be adjust as widely. I had to move and re-mount the projector in order to be aligned with my screen. Since it is mounted on the ceiling, the vertical shift is almost fully down, which on this unit leaves the horizontal shift limited to only 20-25% either way.

Also missing from previous models are the multiple function buttons which could be assigned to any menu or system settings. I used to use these to quickly jump to pre-programmed color and display modes. The new unit has only one button, and it cannot be assigned to specific settings. So, settings that used to take one button, now take multiple actions. In addition, the "3D" button does not quickly enable 3D mode... it just opens the full menu, which must then be navigated through to find and enable 3D. Another action that should be simplified.

I have also had communication issues with this projector. It has trouble accepting 1080p over my existing in-wall HDMI cable, which has worked fine for 5+ years on older equipment.

On a smaller note, the air filter is now hidden behind a screw. Whereas it used to just pop for cleaning, it now has to be disassembled, which is tricker to do without affecting the overall mount alignment.

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5.0

Great Picture, easy setup

By tw

from olathe, ks

About Me Movie Enthusiast

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Set Up
  • Intuitive Controls

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Movies

    Comments about Panasonic PT-AE8000U:

    The lens shift function made setup a breeze

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    • No

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    5.0

    Expectations exceeded

    By Michael

    from San Diego CA

    About Me Movie Enthusiast, Tech Savvy

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Set Up
    • Good Remote
    • Interfaces Well With TV
    • Intuitive Controls

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Larger Rooms
      • Living Room
      • Movies
      • Smaller Rooms

      Comments about Panasonic PT-AE8000U:

      I've been waiting for years to afford this purchase and my satisfaction far surpassed my expectations. The picture is amazing, the projector is quiet and I recommend it to anyone considering a projector. This one is worth every penny.

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      5.0

      Great product Wonderful image, easy to use.

      By Mikee

      from Huntington, NY

      About Me Audiophile, Movie Enthusiast, Pro Audio / DJ, Tech Savvy

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Set Up
      • Energy Efficient
      • Good Remote
      • Great Remote Focuszoom

      Cons

      • None

      Best Uses

      • Larger Rooms
      • Living Room

      Comments about Panasonic PT-AE8000U:

      Great projector

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      5.0

      Upgrade from my Ae900

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      By Wes

      from San Antonio, TX

      About Me Do-it-yourselfer, Movie Enthusiast, Practical, Tech Savvy

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Set Up
      • Good Remote
      • Great Color Balance
      • Interfaces Well With TV
      • Intuitive Controls
      • Visually Outstanding

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Larger Rooms
        • Living Room
        • Movies

        Comments about Panasonic PT-AE8000U:

        This was an upgrade to my aging Panasonic AE900. WOW, this knocked my socks off. Took the time to set it up right after 30+ minute warm up. Focus is brilliant, Color is adjustable, but comes pretty close to perfect. Quiet, but does make heat. I have it at the rear of a large room so that is not a problem. Once setup the project comes on in perfect focus right from the start. Built-in test patterns a plus, but I still used the ones from DVD essentials for final adjustments. I have great lighting control in my theater so running in Eco mode gives great pictures. Contrast is nothing short of amazing. This has to be one of the best buys currently on the market. Couple that with the great people at Projector People and you have a winning combination. By this projector from Projector People if you want an outstanding product with great customer support/service.

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        • No

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        5.0

        PT-AE8000U Fantastic purchase

        By Wes

        from San Antonio, TX

        About Me Demand Hi Quality Televis, Tech Savvy

        Pros

        • Brillianht Colore
        • Easy Setup And Alignment
        • Great Value
        • Quiet

        Cons

        • None

        Best Uses

        • Front Projection
        • My 20' X 25' Theater

        Comments about Panasonic PT-AE8000U:

        This was a replacement for my Panasonic PT-AE900 that I purchased from Projector People. This was recommended as the replacement. Price point was excellent and the video quality is outstanding. I have light control in my theater so I can easily run in ECO mode with excellent results. Setup and alignment was not complicated and the manual was easily understood when I came to the nuances of this projector. I have about 6 hours on the projector so far but frankly the video quality is so far above the AE900 that I am mesmerized and do not want to stop watching - anything... It does produce heat, but since I have it mounted in a custom enclosure above the entry door to the theater, there is virtually no heat impact on the room. Built-in test patterns were welcomed during initial alignment. Prior I would have to drag my DVD essentials disc out and scroll through it until I found the right test pattern. There are so many alignment variables that anyone should be able to find their sweet spot.

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        • No

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        5.0

        GREAT Projector

        By DJ FREDDY D

        from Seattle, WA

        About Me Audiophile, Movie Enthusiast, Pro Audio / DJ, Tech Savvy

        Pros

        • Easy To Set Up
        • Energy Efficient

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Larger Rooms
          • Movies
          • Surround Sound Solution

          Comments about Panasonic PT-AE8000U:

          This was my first projector I actually bought and invested in, in the past it was all used items and hand me downs. I researched a few models before pulling the trigger on this particular model and it definitely paid off. I have this projector in a dedicated home theater, very dark, walls all painted black, the contrast, the blacks look amazing, I am projecting to a 115" 2.35:1 screen. The memory settings are great! Projector is definitely recommended!

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          • No

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          5.0

          Surprising

          By Chuck

          from Columbia, Md

          About Me Gamer, Movie Enthusiast, Practical, Tech Savvy

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Set Up
          • Good Remote
          • Intuitive Controls
          • Surprisingly Bright

          Cons

          • A Touch Heavy
          • Large Footprint

          Best Uses

          • Gaming
          • Larger Rooms
          • Living Room
          • Movies

          Comments about Panasonic PT-AE8000U:

          I use this on a 91" screen in a room that (at night) is VERY dark but during the day it can be fairly bright. This projector far out performs our old one and makes daytime use a pleasure again.

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          • No

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          2.0

          Not reliable, expensive to fix

          By Aldine

          from Minnesota

          Comments about Panasonic PT-AE8000U:

          I bought this projector when it first came out 3 1/2 years ago. It developed convergence issues so I sent it in for repair and was told it would be $1800. I got an Epson instead.

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          5.0

          Beautiful picture

          By anonymous

          from undisclosed

          Verified Buyer

          Comments about Panasonic PT-AE8000U:

          as clear as any TV on the market, 3-D is amazing. buy the PS3 glasses at a whole lot less money.

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          5.0

          Love it! Nor a single ounce of buyers' remorse

          By anonymous

          from undisclosed

          Verified Buyer

          Comments about Panasonic PT-AE8000U:

          Fantastic projector with a great picture and crisp clear brightness. I bought this to replace my older Panasonic project (AE2000U) and the difference is dramatic. I am a novice at best (my movie room was set up by the previous owner) and the setup could not have been easier. I highly recommend this projector.

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          53 Questions | 192 Answers
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          • Q:

            Two questions -

            Is anyone aware of any manufacture upgrades to this projector either in hardware or firmware since its release in 2012?

            I am debating between this and a Epson 5030ub B-stock (both at the same great price here currently). Which way would you go and why? My set up is a large living room that can be made totally dark. 150" 16:9 screen (1.1 gain) with a ceiling mount at 16' throw. 90% of my viewing is movies on blu-ray or up-scaled DVD. Oh and I don't really care about the 3D. The three year warranty being offered here is attractive, but I hear Epson is easier to work with if you actually have a warranty claim.
            Asked on 3/4/2016 by Buying something next week

            1 answer

            • Staff Reviewer

              A:

              there have been no firmware upgrades announced that we are aware of; however, the Panasonic ptae8000 continues to be an extremely popular projector for HT customers.
              the color and performance of this unit is so good, that is why it continues to be offered in their lineup. feel free to call in and speak to a rep regarding comparisons to other products. thanks so much

              Answered on 3/9/2016 by Lisa from .
          • Q:

            I have a PT-AE1000u and looking to upgrade to the PT-AE8000u,,,I would like to know will this projector display 4K Blu-ray disc/content?
            Asked on 2/28/2016 by Rob from Matteson,ILL.

            9 answers

            • VERIFIED BUYER

              A:

              I'm not sure, I haven't tried that yet. 

              Answered on 3/4/2016 by Anonymous
            • VERIFIED BUYER

              A:

              I don't know, but I don't believe so. It does not support 4k resolution

              Answered on 2/29/2016 by Anonymous
            • VERIFIED BUYER

              A:

              The 8000 maxes out at 1080p, but if a given 4k bluray contains an HD (1080) or DVD copy, you can watch that instead of the 4k version.

              Answered on 2/28/2016 by Anonymous
            • VERIFIED BUYER

              A:

              No

              Answered on 2/28/2016 by Anonymous
            • VERIFIED BUYER

              A:

              The PTAE8000U does not show 4K content.
              Thanks
              Corey Lee

              Answered on 2/28/2016 by Anonymous
            • VERIFIED BUYER

              A:

              Hey there
              Blu ray is 1080p not 4K
              Bly ray looks amazing, it does not display 4K

              Answered on 2/28/2016 by Anonymous
            • VERIFIED BUYER

              A:

              Not a 4K projector.  

              Answered on 2/28/2016 by Anonymous
            • VERIFIED BUYER

              A:

              No, it's a 1080p projector. Not going to get 4K out of this device.

              Answered on 2/28/2016 by Anonymous
            • Staff Reviewer

              A:

              it would read the signal, but because the AE8000 is a native 1080 projector, the image would be compressed.

              Answered on 3/3/2016 by Lisa from .
          • Q:

            Does this come with 3D glasses?
            I'll have this mounted high on a shelf, is that okay as well?
            Asked on 2/4/2016 by Mike from Decatur, Al

            8 answers

            • Staff Reviewer

              A:

              No 3D glasses included with mine. Yep, You can place on a high shelf

              Answered on 2/11/2016 by Todd from Tampa
            • VERIFIED BUYER

              A:

              No 3D glasses included with mine. You can place on a high shelf because it has lens shift

              Answered on 2/4/2016 by Anonymous
            • VERIFIED BUYER

              A:

              Mine didn't come with glasses. It has a lot of adjustments to height, and
              depth so being high on a shelf should work well.

              Answered on 2/4/2016 by Anonymous
            • VERIFIED BUYER

              A:

              No, it doesn't come with 3D glasses.
              I don't think there is a problem mounting it on a shelf if the shelf is deep enough and there is enough space around it to provide ventilation. The project gets quite hot.

              Answered on 2/4/2016 by Anonymous
            • VERIFIED BUYER

              A:

              It did not come with any 3D glasses.  I have it mount high also and did not affect the glasses.  

              Answered on 2/4/2016 by Anonymous
            • VERIFIED BUYER

              A:

              No glasses. Mine mounts on ceiling. Works great.
              Sent from my iPhone

              Answered on 2/4/2016 by Anonymous
            • VERIFIED BUYER

              A:

              Hi Mike,
              My projector didn’t come with glasses.
              You can buy Panasonic active glasses by themselves, and there are also other manufacturers making active glasses.
              I would imagine that mounting the projector high would work with the glasses, since most projectors are mounted high in the back of the room.
              I am a cinematographer and think this projector is awesome.
              Roger

              Answered on 2/4/2016 by 3DeltaFox from Los Angeles
            • VERIFIED BUYER

              A:

              No it does not, you can jot have the projector higher then 1/3 the distance of the height of your screen
              Jb

              Answered on 2/4/2016 by Anonymous
          • Q:

            I have a older PT-AE3000 u that just fizzled out because of transportation during a move,I'm sure.. Anyways , everything on the specs seem to be the same except for this model being 3D. My question is two parts: 1. Is this projector comparible to what I had, and 2. I have a fixed widescreen mounted to the wall , can you change the aspect to widescreen while watching TV and Movies like the one I had?
            Asked on 1/15/2016 by Michael from PA

            5 answers

            • Staff Reviewer

              A:

              There are a lot of differences between the 3000U and the 8000U. 8000U is quite an upgrade for you. Yes, you can switch aspect ratios like before. Contact ProjectorPeople.com.

              Answered on 2/11/2016 by Projector People from Tampa, FL
            • VERIFIED BUYER

              A:

              1. Yes
              2. Yes. You can use lens and zoom memories to auto switch between
              aspect ratios.

              Answered on 1/16/2016 by Anonymous
            • VERIFIED BUYER

              A:

              I have never owned the PT-AE3000 but the 8000 is a standard 16 by 9 ratio so its ideally suited for a widescreen. It's also much brighter and has an outstanding contrast ratio.

              Answered on 1/16/2016 by Anonymous
            • VERIFIED BUYER

              A:

              I don't know anything about what you had but I believe you can change the aspect ratio. We use it in a fixed environment and don't change it so I have never had to do it except on original setup.
              I hope it helps,
              Bryan
              Sent from my mobile device

              Answered on 1/15/2016 by Sagmoe from Sioux Falls, SD
            • VERIFIED BUYER

              A:

              The AE8000U is far exceeding compared to the AE3000u.
              It has a auto detect function that will switch between 16:9 and 2:35:1. You simply have to set each setting and save it and the projector does the rest.
              I have had mine for over 18 months and have not even needed to change the lamp and I am using mine is full brightness mode. I did my own calibration settings and it's absolutely stunning. I do not how ever use the 3D function though. I don't like 3D movies I prefer 2D. Though info have 2 sets of the glasses that Came with mine as a bonus item.
              You won't regret this projector.
              Jb

              Answered on 1/15/2016 by Anonymous
          • Q:

            I have a older PT-AE3000 u that just fizzled out because of transportation during a move,I'm sure.. Anyways , everything on the specs seem to be the same except for this model being 3D. My question is two parts: 1. Is this projector comparible to what I had, and 2. I have a fixed widescreen mounted to the wall , can you change the aspect to widescreen while watching TV and Movies like the one I had?
            Asked on 1/13/2016 by Michael from PA

            4 answers

            • Staff Reviewer

              A:

              There are a lot of differences between the 3000U and the 8000U. 8000U is quite an upgrade for you. Yes, you can switch aspect ratios like before. Contact ProjectorPeople.com.

              Answered on 1/19/2016 by ProjectorPeople.com from Tampa, FL
            • VERIFIED BUYER

              A:

              I can't tell you much about the 3000 model comparisons cause I've only had the 8000. For me it was an upgrade to a previous Mitsubishi HC7900 and it blows that one away in every aspect. To answer your second question it has 6 different aspects you can change it to. 4:3, 16:9, s16:9, H-Fit, V-fit and Zoom. What I love about this projector is how it has different set position settings that the projector automatically picks up on and shifts the lens for you. Example would be watching a movie that starts of 16:9 but changes to 2:35, you can adjust the aspect to get rid of all black lines and the projector picks up on your set aspects automatically for whatever you are viewing. Hope this helps I've enjoyed mine with no complaints thus far after a little less than a year of owning it.
              Sent from my iPhone

              Answered on 1/13/2016 by Anonymous
            • VERIFIED BUYER

              A:

              I upgraded from an AE1000U to 8000U this year and my research showed that each successive model improved upon the last to some worthwhile degree.Unfortunately, I'm not so sure exactly what for your potential upgrade. If you haven't already had a discussion with one of the Projector People, definitely do so.My rep is Todd and he's awesome - very technically knowledgeable and helpful.Sorry for a partial answer but wanted to at least encourage you towards the 8000 - I don't think you can go wrong.Doug

              Answered on 1/13/2016 by Anonymous
            • VERIFIED BUYER

              A:

              It is a fantastic upgrade to the 3000. This one automatically will zoom & refocus from one aspect to the other once it senses the new ratio. I wouldn't buy a new protector without it. The 3D and new black levels make it a nice upgrade. I have been very happy with it.

              Answered on 1/13/2016 by Anonymous
          • Q:

            Hi, I am looking at purchasing this projector. My current ceiling mount is 12 feet from my 100" diagonal screen. Will this projector throw to my 100" screen from this distanc -- so that I won't have to install a new ceiling mount? Thanks
            Asked on 1/9/2016 by Mark from United States

            6 answers

            • VERIFIED BUYER

              A:

              Mark,
              It will very easily. You should love this projector! Great verstility, great picture, motorized zoom & focus, store diffrerent formats !16:9, 2.40:1 and others) I've had mine for about a year and use 135" screen with a moderate amt.of light! I enjoy mine.
              Good Luck, Mike

              Answered on 1/16/2016 by Anonymous
            • VERIFIED BUYER

              A:

              Hi, yes this projector will absolutely throw a 100" image from 12 feet away. My mount is 16 feet form the screen and I had to zoom it back in to get into my 150" screen. Yours should be absolutely no problem. This is a fantastic projector - great image quality and contrast, bright enough to still be seen very well even with some ambient light, although obviously with a projector zero ambient light is best for the best contrast.

              Answered on 1/15/2016 by BuffMovier from Richmond, VA
            • Staff Reviewer

              A:

              Yes, as long as the front of the lens is between 9'10" up to 19'7" back you're good with a 100" 16:9 format screen.

              Answered on 1/11/2016 by Sarah
            • VERIFIED BUYER

              A:

              You need a calculator to answer that. Try this site : http://www.projectorcentral.com/Panasonic-PT-AE8000-projection-calculator-pro.htm

              Answered on 1/10/2016 by Anonymous
            • VERIFIED BUYER

              A:

              Should be. It seems to have a large zoom capability
              We are happy with what we have and it sounds similar to what your asking.
              Bryan

              Answered on 1/10/2016 by Sagmoe from Sioux Falls, SD
            • VERIFIED BUYER

              A:

              I recommend using the projection calculator at www.projectorcentral.com.
              Direct link for this projector is
              http://www.projectorcentral.com/Panasonic-PT-AE8000-projection-calculator-pro.htm

              Answered on 1/9/2016 by Feenix from Georgia, USA
          • Q:

            I am building a theater room in my basement and will need to use a 30 foot HDMI cable for the best possible picture quality (I think). I looked at cables and there are all kinds of varieties. Can someone suggest a type of cable that would be suited for this projector?
            Thank you.
            Asked on 12/26/2015 by Rob from Northville, Michigan

            2 answers

          • Q:

            Which year model is this projector? 2015?
            Asked on 11/30/2015 by Newbie from United States

            4 answers

            • Staff Reviewer

              A:

              Yes.

              Answered on 12/10/2015 by ProjectorPeople.com from Tampa, FL
            • VERIFIED BUYER

              A:

              Originally it came out in 2012. I'm sure they have made some manufacturing adjustments. The projector will have a manufacture date.
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              Answered on 12/1/2015 by Anonymous
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              I bought one in 2012 I believe and it was a fairly new model. About top of the line I believe. It's a great projector. Color and brightness are very good. I have no complaints.
              Sent on a Sprint Samsung Galaxy Note® 3

              Answered on 12/1/2015 by Anonymous
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              2012
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          • Q:

            I have the Panasonic AE-4000U and want to upgrade to the 8000U. I need to know if this upgrade requires a different HDMI cable. I have a 35 ft. HDMI between my home theater receiver and the 4000. Will my current HDMI cable be compatible?
            Asked on 11/29/2015 by Michael from Maryland

            4 answers

            • Staff Reviewer

              A:

              The HDMI cables you have should be fine, but it really depends on what you have. If the cables you have aren't rated to pass a 3D signal, and you want to use the 3D feature of this unit, you'd have to get new cables.

              Answered on 12/10/2015 by Anonymous
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              Michael,
              Most of the HDMI cables that were sold until a few years ago should work fine for 1080P with no issues.I have not tried the 3D feature on the 8000U using older versions of the HDMI cables.If 3D is not your thing like for many others then, you should be fine with the older cable.
              If you need a definite answer then you have to give me a week to try it out using an older cable.
              Good Luck
              Srinivas

              Answered on 11/29/2015 by Anonymous
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              Any standard HDMI cable will work for the 8000u. No need to upgrade your cable.
              Sent from Rick Rhoden's iPhone

              Answered on 11/29/2015 by Anonymous
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              Should be. If not add a signal booster for the distance loss- small inexpensive in line add on.
              Sent from my I Pad

              Answered on 11/29/2015 by Anonymous
          • Q:

            Can I connect yellow-red-white RCA cables to this projector? If so, how do I do that?
            Asked on 11/27/2015 by Andrew from Las Vegas

            5 answers

            • Staff Reviewer

              A:

              Yes, you can. However, it's the lowest video signal in terms of quality that you can send to a projector. The yellow connection carries the video, and the red and white carry the audio. If you want to send an HD signal, you'd need at least Component video (Red, Blue, Green RCA connections) to do so. If you want to use it to watch BluRay content, you'd need an HDMI cable.

              Answered on 12/10/2015 by Anonymous
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              Yes. The back of the projector has the RCA connectors.

              Answered on 11/29/2015 by Anonymous
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              The yellow is the composite in on the projector, the projector has no speaker so the red and white need to plug into a different audio, such as an AV receiver or soundbar.
              Thank You
              Corey Lee

              Answered on 11/28/2015 by Anonymous
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              Hi, please refer to the specification section for input and output, I see
              it supports
              - Component, RCA (Y,Pb,Pr)

              Answered on 11/28/2015 by Anonymous
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              There is a component attachment on it w red/blue/green on a yellow that says video in
              Sent from my iPhone

              Answered on 11/27/2015 by Anonymous
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