PT-AE7000 Full HD 3D Home Cinema Projector Immersive Large-Screen Full HD 3D Excitement Bringing 3D Movie Theater Experience into Your Home Hollywood continues to produce and release 3D movies that give us an entirely new level of dynamic realism. The PT-AE7000 Full HD 3D Home Cinema Projector was developed according to the Panasonic philosophy of providing images that mirror the director’s artistic vision and intent—right in your own home. The PT-AE7000 has also been redesigned from the ground up to achieve higher basic 2D performance, and packed with unique 3D features to deliver the level of quality demanded by Hollywood professionals. The key 3D projection technologies were developed in collaboration with Panasonic Hollywood Laboratory (PHL) engineers, who have taken key roles in establishing the industry standards for 3D. This allows the PT-AE7000 to deliver both stunning 2D images and a comfortable and immersive 3D viewing experience at home. The PT-AE7000 and optional Panasonic active 3D Eyewear are finely tuned to achieve 3D viewing with Hollywood-like quality. Advanced 3D dual-core processing engine enables high-quality 3D and 2D projection. Stunning Picture Quality with Excellent Dynamic Range New Red-Rich Lamp Pure Color Filter Pro for Rich, Vibrant Colors The new 200-W Red-Rich Lamp increases the luminous efficiency of the projector to achieve brighter images with excellent color purity. Able to produce a stunning brightness of 2,000 lm, the PT-AE7000 unleashes the beauty of 2D/3D full-HD expression for viewing on various screen sizes. The optical filter optimizes the light spectrum from the UHM projector lamp, helping to produce deeper blacks while improving purity levels in the three primary colors (red, green and blue). This advanced filter system improves color purity to cover a range that extends from the HDTV standard (Rec. 709 mode)*1 to the color gamut used in digital cinema*2. This gives images the deep, rich coloring that distinguishes movie images. Full-HD Optimized Optical System To assure maximum clarity and sharpness in full-HD images, this advanced optical system employs a full-HD-optimized lens unit comprising of 16 lens elements in 12 groups, including two large-diameter aspherical lenses and two high-performance ED (extra-low dispersion) lenses. Each lens is carefully aligned to assure a uniform focusing balance from the center to the edges of the screen. As a result, the PT-AE7000 produces stunningly clear and beautiful images. New up to 480-Hz Compatible LCD Panels The PT-AE7000’s Full-HD LCD panels provide more brightness with higher aperture ratio. The panels are also designed for 480Hz processing capability for brighter 3D image. These high-precision panels use vertically aligned liquid crystal molecules with inorganic alignment layers. When no voltage is applied, the molecules are aligned perpendicular to the glass substrate, so there is minimal light leakage, providing higher contrast. Pure Contrast Plates Deliver High 300,000:1 Contrast Ratio The Pure Contrast Plates in the PT-AE7000 use a high-precision crystalline material that is carefully matched to the characteristics of the LCD panels to effectively correct the passage of light exiting the panels. This enables the projector to block unwanted light leakage and successfully increases the dynamic range. It works together with the Pure Color Filter Pro and Dynamic Iris Pro to achieve an astounding contrast ratio of 300,000:1. *1 A setting that supports the 6,500K color temperature recommended in the HDTV standard (ITU-R BT.709) *2 Specifications put forth by the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE) PR431-2. *3 Parameters for adjusting the output brightness gradation level according to the input signal. Sub iris The sub iris cuts light leakage. Dynamic Iris Pro Adds Beauty to Both Dark and Bright Scenes This intelligent iris system works by analyzing the brightness level of each image using a histogram, then adjusting the lamp power, iris and gamma curve*3 accordingly to create the ideal image. The adjustments are made virtually frame by frame. This helps the projector achieve a wide dynamic range with swift smoothness for added beauty in both dark and bright scenes. Smooth Screen Technology Creates Film-Like Texture While many LCD projectors suffer from a “chicken wire” effect, Panasonic’s pursuit of the highest possible image quality has successfully overcome this device limitation through the incorporation of Smooth Screen technology. This uses the double refraction property of crystals to arrange pixels on a screen with no gaps between them. Conventional: Black lines between pixels mar picture quality. PT-AE7000: Smooth, theater-like images Seven Picture Modes Seven different picture modes (normal, dynamic, Rec. 709, D-cinema, cinema 1, cinema 2 and game mode for reduced frame delay) automatically detect 2D, 3D signal for optimized picture quality. Comfortable 3D Viewing Experience LCD Panels Driven at 480Hz and Original Overdrive Technology for Clear 3D Image Newly Developed Dual Core Processing Engine The PT-AE7000 features 480Hz-driven LCD panels, which lengthen the time that the shutter is open about 1.5 times the duration of a 240-Hz drive system. Together with Panasonic’s original high-precision overdrive technology, this improves the brightness of the images viewed through 3D Eyewear, while at the same time minimizing crosstalk, or double image seen as a result of the left image entering the right eye and vice versa. projected image 3D Eyewear time time projected image L to R High-speed and high-precision signal processing produce remarkable 3D images. Frame Creation 2 for Motion Blur Reduction in 3D/2D Viewing A double-speed frame interpolation display for 2D viewing, and also in 3D viewing, greatly improves the clarity of motion images, reproducing sharp and clear images for fast moving scenes in sports and action movies. For 24p signal input, four frames are calculated and interpolated for each existing frame, to enable 5x speed (120-Hz) display. 480-Hz Drive System 240-Hz Drive System High-quality 2D image processing, including Frame Creation and Detail Clarity Processor, can now be enjoyed in 3D as well, with the incorporation of the newly developed dual core processing engine. 3D Eyewear L to R Frame Creation 2 Off R approx. 6 ms R approx. 4 ms R to L Frame Creation 2 On Frame Creation 2: Motion is crisp and clear even for fastmoving images and panning scenes. ;gVbZ8gZVi^dc8dcXZei:mVbeaZl^i]+%"=ok^YZdh^\cVa^ceji R to L >bV\ZWZ[dgZ[gVbZ^ciZgedaVi^dc &$+%hZX &$+%hZX +%=o L L >bV\ZV[iZg[gVbZ^ciZgedaVi^dc &$&'%hZX &$&'%hZX &$&'%hZX &$&'%hZX &'%=o >ciZgedaViZY [gVbZ >ciZgedaViZY [gVbZ Customization and Installation Flexibility Intelligent Lens Memory with Auto Detection Up to six settings can be stored in the Lens Memory, including zoom and focus positions for projecting in the normal 16:9 or 4:3 image ratio, and wide cinema projection settings. These memories can be recalled manually or can be set for automatic switching. The projector is able to detect 2.35:1 and 16:9 source and retrieve the stored setting automatically. This Lens Memory function lets you easily enjoy images with different image ratios on a wide 2.35:1 screen for an immersive movie theater-like experience. Waveform Monitor for Precise Calibration 2.35:1 projection image 16:9 projection area Intelligent Lens Memory Blu-ray/DVD contents The projector recalls the zoom and focus positions by detecting the aspect ratio. With the PT-AE7000 you can view the waveforms on the screen and adjust the settings both automatically and manually as you prefer. Advanced Gamma Adjustment Function 16:9 projection image 2.35:1 projection area The gamma curve can be flexibly controlled, allowing precise calibration according to the signal source and environment. Brightness (Y), R, G and B can each be adjusted at any nine points. Adjustment point positions can be shifted both horizontally and vertically to bring out the desired gradation level. 2x Optical Power Zoom/Focus and Wide Lens Shift Range Split Adjust Mode for Easy Picture Adjustment A 2x optical power zoom/focus lens and a lens shift function together make it possible to project a 120-inch picture from as close as 3.6 meters (11 feet 10 inches) to the screen or as far as 7.2 meters (23 feet 7 inches) away. In addition, the image can be shifted ±100% vertically, and ±26% horizontally. This gives you outstanding setup flexibility. If you choose to ceiling-mount the projector, you can zoom and focus by remote control. You can freeze any scene you wish, and then make adjustments while easily comparing the original image and the adjusted image side by side. Cinema Color Management Premium Enables Flexible Color Control This color correction system enables free color control in two different modes. The Point Color Correction mode lets you pick a point in the image and adjust that color without affecting the neighboring colors. The Six Color Correction mode enables independent adjustment of red, green, blue, cyan, magenta and yellow. PT-AE7000 Full HD 3D Home Cinema Projector Detail Clarity Processor 3 Gives Natural Clarity to Even the Finest Details This digital image processing circuit brings greater clarity and sharpness to details embedded in the image. After analyzing the video signal frequency in each scene, the circuit optimizes the sharpness of each part of the image based on the extracted information. The resulting images, 3D or 2D, have more natural, lifelike expression than those of previous image-processing methods. 3D Picture Balance with Waveform Monitor The projector is able to show the right and left image side by side to check if the two sides have the same colors. The difference may occur due to poor content quality. With the Waveform Monitor displayed, you can adjust the contrast, brightness, color and tint as desired, and up to three adjustment settings can be stored in memory for instant recall. 2D-3D Conversion Conventional sharpness control: Sharpness is applied uniformly, which can cause a halo or ring effect. Detail Clarity Processor 3: Signal frequency is extracted realtime and necessary sharpness is applied at varying degrees for natural, lifelike images. 3D Viewing Monitor for Adjustment of Depth-of-Field The projection size for viewing 3D images can be selected from among 9 different sizes, ranging from 40 inches to 200 inches diagonally.*4 The amount of parallax is optimized according to the projection size, so comfortable, easyto-view 3D images can be enjoyed at any size. Furthermore, the 3D Viewing Monitor makes sure the field of depth is within the comfortable zone by a graphical representation and make adjustments accordingly. Abundant Connection Terminals • HDMI™ with x.v.Color™ and Deep Color The PT-AE7000 has three HDMI input terminals for digital transmission without image degradation. The HDMI input terminals also support Deep Color and the x.v.Color color space. Deep Color provides 10-bit (over 1.07 billion) and 12-bit (over 68.7 billion) color depths for smooth gradation between colors, while x.v.Color compliance reproduces natural, lifelike images.*6 • Programmable 12V Trigger for Automated Theater Setup Two 12V triggers are provided.*7 Since the input and output can be set independently (menu selectable), they can link flexibly with powered screens, room light and powered curtains. When combined with the Intelligent Lens Memory, they let you create a truly classy home theater. VIERA Link for Easy Operation The PT-AE7000 supports VIERA Link. If your home theater system contains VIERA Link-ready equipment, projection can be started by using only the remote control unit of the PT-AE7000, regardless of whether the source is a Blu-ray Disc or a TV program stored on an HD recorder. This eliminates the need for hassling with several remote controls.*8 2D to 3D image conversion is possible, with five 3D effect modes to select from. Precisely Tuned 3D Projection with Optional Panasonic VIERA 3D Eyewear The PT-AE7000 uses frame sequential technology for 3D image projection. When viewing 3D content, signals from the PT-AE7000’s built-in infrared transmitter precisely control the left and right shutters of the active 3D eyewear, which can be shared with VIERA 3D TVs. Built-in 3D Infrared Transmitter The PT-AE7000 comes equipped with a builtin transmitter with maximum transmission distance of six meters (about 20 feet).*5 For more range up to ten meters (about 33 feet), an optional infrared transmitter, ET-TRM110 is available for greater installation flexibility. Built-in 3D infrared transmitter Up to 5,000-Hour Lamp Replacement Cycle* 9 and Simple Maintenance Panasonic’s proprietary lamp drive system helps maintain lamp performance, resulting in a up to 5,000-hour lamp replacement cycle. For easy maintenance, you can replace the filter from the side and the lamp from the top of the projector. The dust filter and lamp are easily replaced even after the PT-AE7000 is installed on the ceiling. Ecology-conscious Design Panasonic works from every angle to minimize environmental impact in the product design, production and delivery processes, and in the performance of the product during its life cycle. The PT-AE7000 reflects the following ecological considerations. • No halogenated flame retardants are used in the cabinet. • Lead-free glass for the lens. • Standby power consumption of only 0.08 W has been achieved. • A sleep-timer that reduces wasteful power consumption. • RoHS compliant. *4 Projection size for 2D images covers from 40 inches to 300 inches diagonally. *5 The indicated distance between the projector and screen is valid when the conditions described below are satisfied. Also, note that the transmission distance can differ largely due to strong light, such as sunlight and fluorescent lamps, at the installation location or due to the screen type or material. CONDITION 1: The distance between the screen and the 3D Eyewear (viewing position) is 5 meters to the front of the screen. CONDITION 2: The screen is 100 inches, measured diagonally, and has a screen gain of 1. CONDITION 3: The projector is set up in front of the screen, and the lens shift function is not used. CONDITION 4: The [3D IR TRANSMITTER] setting in the main unit is set to [STRONG]. *6 Effective in Rec. 709 image mode. *7 The trigger terminals also operate as the 3D shutter outputs to connect the optional 3D IR transmitter ET-TRM110. *8 Cannot be used simultaneously with TV that supports VIERA Link. Some operations may not be available depending on the equipment. In this case, use its own remote control to operate the equipment. *9 When a lamp power is set to ECO. The lamp replacement cycle is up to 4,000 hours when the lamp mode is set to NORMAL. The values above are maximum values when they are used in cycles of being turned on for 2 hours and off for 0.25 hours. When the lamps are turned on and off more frequently, the lamp replacement cycle is shortened. The usage environment affects the lamp replacement cycle. Other Features • 16-bit (full 12-bit) gamma correction for natural gradations. • 3D noise reduction for high-precision noise detection and reduction. • Scene-adaptive MPEG noise reduction effectively blocks regular noise and minimizes mosquito noise. • Scene adaptive resizing LSI improves quality when resizing 480p images or those from other sources with resolution lower than the PT-AE7000’s native resolution. • 24p compatible. • Progressive cinema scan (3/2 pulldown) and HD IP. • Auto 3D input format select for frame pack- • • • • • ing, side by side, and top and bottom. Manual selection is also possible. Selectable frame response. Independent horizontal/vertical sharpness adjustment. Featuring a wide range of aspect modes, including ones for anamorphic lenses. (JUST/4:3/16:9/S16:9/14:9/ZOOM1/ZOOM2/ H-FIT/V-FIT) NOTE: The selectable modes vary depending on the input signal. Up to sixteen sets of PICTURE adjustment settings can be stored in memory with custom names that make them easy to remember (PICTURE MEMORY). Masking function to match the desired projection area to the screen. Optional accessories TY-EW3D3L*1 3D Eyewear (large size) ET-PKA110S Ceiling mount bracket for low ceilings TY-EW3D3M*1 3D Eyewear (medium size) ET-LAA310 Replacement lamp unit TY-EW3D3S*1 3D Eyewear (small size) NOTE: The 3D Eyewear models shown above are current models as of September 2011. For information on other available models with verified interoperability and the newest models, please visit our Projector Global Web Site. ht t p://pa na so nic . net/avc/projector Projection distance Power supply Power consumption Panel size LCD* 2 panel Display method Drive method Pixels Lamp*3 Lens Projection size (diagonal) Brightness* 5 Center-to-corner uniformity ratio* 5 Contrast ratio* 5 Resolution Scanning frequency RGB YPBPR (YCBCR) Aspect ratio 16:9 Projection size (16:9) Diagonal length 1.02 m / 40˝ 1.52 m / 60˝ 2.03 m / 80˝ 2.54 m / 100˝ 3.05 m / 120˝ 3.81 m / 150˝ 5.08 m / 200˝ 6.35 m / 250˝ 7.62 m / 300˝ Projection distance Min (Wide) 1.16 m / 3´10˝ 1.77 m / 5´10˝ 2.37 m / 7´9˝ 2.98 m / 9´9˝ 3.58 m / 11´9˝ 4.49 m / 14´9˝ 6.00 m / 19´8˝ 7.51 m / 24´8˝ 9.02 m / 29´7˝ Max (Telephoto) 2.37 m / 7´9˝ 3.58 m / 11´9˝ 4.79 m / 15´9˝ 6.00 m / 19´8˝ 7.20 m / 23´7˝ 9.02 m / 29´7˝ 12.04 m / 39´6˝ 15.06 m / 49´5˝ 18.08 m / 59´4˝ Aspect ratio 2.35:1 (When projecting both 2.35:1 and 16:9 images onto a 2.35:1 screen using the Lens Memory function.) Projection size (16:9) Diagonal length 1.02 m / 40˝ 1.52 m / 60˝ 2.03 m / 80˝ 2.54 m / 100˝ 3.05 m / 120˝ 3.81 m / 150˝ 5.08 m / 200˝ 6.35 m / 250˝ 7.62 m / 300˝ Each Panasonic projector is produced by a vertically integrated production process, which extends from R&D to manufacturing, at the Panasonic factory in Japan, under strict quality control. This ensures stable, top-quality performance in every product. Specifications ET-TRM110 3D IR transmitter ET-PKA110H Ceiling mount bracket for high ceilings • User-friendly ergonomic remote control. • Built-in test pattern including color bar and gray scale. • On-screen input guidance. • Auto input search. • Quiet operation: 22 dB (lamp power: ECO). • NORMAL/ECO lamp power selection. Projection distance Min (Wide) – / – 1.40 m / 4´7˝ 1.88 m / 6´2˝ 2.37 m / 7´9˝ 2.85 m / 9´4˝ 3.57 m / 11´9˝ 4.78 m / 15´8˝ 5.98 m / 19´7˝ 7.19 m / 23´7˝ Max (Telephoto) –/ – 2.85 m / 9´4˝ 3.82 m / 12´6˝ 4.78 m / 15´8˝ 5.74 m / 18´10˝ 7.19 m / 23´7˝ 9.60 m / 31´6˝ 12.02 m / 39´5˝ 14.43 m / 47´4˝ Video/S-Video Optical axis shift* 8 Keystone correction range Terminals HDMI IN COMPUTER (RGB) IN COMPONENT IN TRIGGER IN / TRIGGER OUT / 3D SHUTTER OUT VIDEO IN S-VIDEO IN SERIAL IN Dimensions (W × H × D) Weight* 13 Operation noise* 5 Operating temperature Operating humidly Supplied accessories 100–240 V AC, 50/60 Hz 285 W (0.08 W in standby mode) 18.7 mm (0.74 in) diagonal (16:9 aspect ratio) Transparent LCD panel (× 3, R/G/B) Active matrix 2,073,600 (1,920 × 1,080) × 3, total of 6,220,800 pixels 200 W UHM lamp (The lamp replacement cycle is up to 4,000 hours (lamp power: NORMAL) / 5,000 hours (lamp power: ECO)*4) Powered zoom/focus lenses (1.35–2.70:1), F 1.9–3.2, f 22.4–44.8 mm 2D projection: 1.02–7.62 m (40–300 inches) 3D projection: 1.02–5.08 m (40–200 inches) 2,000 lm*6 85% 300,000:1*7 (full on/full off) 1,920 × 1,080 pixels fH: 15 kHz–74 kHz, fV: 24 Hz–85 Hz, dot clock: 154 MHz or lower 525i (480i), 625i (576i), 525p (480p), 625p (576p), 750 (720)/60p, 750 (720)/50p, 1125 (1080)/60i, 1125 (1080)/50i, 1125 (1080)/24p, 1125 (1080)/60p, 1125 (1080)/50p fH: 15.75 kHz, fV: 60 Hz [NTSC/NTSC4.43/PAL-M/PAL60] fH: 15.63 kHz, fV: 50 Hz [PAL/PAL-N/SECAM] Vertical: ±100%, horizontal: ±26% Vertical: approx. ±30° *9 HDMI connector × 3, HDMI (Deep Color, x.v.Color,*10 CEC*11 ), HDCP compliant, supports HDAVI Control Version 5 D-sub HD 15-pin (female) × 1 (RGB/YPBPR/YCBCR × 1) RCA pin × 3 (YPBPR/YCBCR) M3 × 2, 12 V, max. 100 mA (input/output/3D shutter output selectable using on-screen menu) RCA pin × 1 Mini DIN 4-pin × 1 D-sub 9-pin × 1 for external control (RS-232C compliant) 470 mm × 151 mm × 364 mm* 12 (18-17/32˝ × 5-15/16˝ × 14-11/32˝)* 12 Approx. 8.7 kg (19.2 lbs) 22 dB (lamp power: ECO) 0°C–40°C (32°F–104°F)* 14 20%–80% (no condensation) Power cord (× 1) (× 2 for PT-AE7000EA) Wireless remote control unit (× 1) Batteries for remote control (AA/R6 type × 2) Lens cover (× 1) *1 If you do not have a Panasonic 3D TV that supports 3D video, use a SANYO eneloop Mobile Booster KBC-L2 series to charge your Eyewear. The code that follows KBC-L2 may differ depending on the country of purchase. The code at the end of the model number of 3D Eyewear may differ depending on the country of purchase. *2 The projector uses a type of liquid crystal panel that typically consists of millions of pixels. This panel is built with very high-precision technology to provide the finest possible image. Occasionally, a few pixels may remain turned on (bright) or turned off (dark). Please note that this is an intrinsic characteristic of the manufacturing technology that affects all products using LCD technology. *3 The projector uses a high-voltage mercury lamp that contains high internal pressure. This lamp may break, emitting a large sound, or fail to illuminate, due to impact or extended use. The length of time that it takes for the lamp to break or fail to illuminate varies greatly depending on individual lamp characteristics and usage conditions. *4 The values above are maximum values when they are used in cycles of being turned on for 2 hours and off for 0.25 hours. When the lamps are turned on and off more frequently, the lamp replacement cycle is shortened. The usage environment affects the lamp replacement cycle. *5 Measurement, measuring conditions, and method of notation all comply with ISO 21118 international standards. *6 In dynamic mode, with dynamic iris on. *7 In cinema 1 mode, with dynamic iris on. *8 Shift range is limited during simultaneous horizontal and vertical shifting. *9 When a 3D signal is being input or when a 2D signal is converted to 3D, the keystone correction does not function. *10 Effective in Rec. 709 picture mode. *11 CEC is an abbreviation for Consumer Electronics Control. Operation may not be possible with some connected equipment or settings. *12 With legs at shortest position. *13 Average value. May differ depending on models. *14 When [HIGH ALTITUDE MODE] is set to [ON]: 0°C – 35°C (32°F – 95°F) NOTE: A PC is required to read the detailed operating instructions (a PDF file on a CD). For more information about Panasonic projectors http://panasonic.net/avc/projector Panasonic projectors facebook page http://www.facebook.com/panasonicprojector Weights and dimensions shown are approximate. Specifications and appearance are subject to change without notice. Product availability differs depending on region and country. This product may be subject to export control regulations. The projection distances and throw ratios given in this brochure are for use only as guidelines. For more detailed information, please consult the dealer from whom you are purchasing the product. The PJLink trademark is an application trademark in Japan, the United States, and other countries and regions or registered trademarks. All other trademarks are the property of their respective trademark owners. Projection images simulated. © 2011 Panasonic Corporation. All rights reserved. JQA-QMA14392 EC98J2010 051 Factories of Business Solutions Business Group have received ISO 14001:2004—the Environmental Management System certification (except for third parties’ peripherals). All information included here is valid as of September 2011. PT-AE7000G1 Printed in Japan.