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.
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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.
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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-
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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.
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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).
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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.
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(except for third parties’ peripherals).
All information included here is valid as of September 2011.
PT-AE7000G1 Printed in Japan.