open PT-AR100e Brochure

open PT-AR100e Brochure
Full High-Definition Home Cinema Projector
More Excitement with 2,800 lm of Brightness
Bring the Action Home
The PT-AR100 lets friends and family enjoy Full-HD large-screen entertainment—from movies and sports to video games.
Panasonic’s advanced technologies bring crisp images even in daytime brightness, and improve color reproduction accuracy in
movies, to deliver images with a refined Hollywood tuning technology. Whether it is used for a house party filled with friends or for
family movie night, the PT-AR100 will keep you and your guests engaged in the story and action through its stunning image quality.
Large-Screen Entertainment for the Group
2,800-lm Brightness from Newly Developed 280-W Red-Rich Lamp
Picture Modes for Different Occasions
The PT-AR100 projector produces bright, sharp
images by employing a new, high-power 280-W RedRich Lamp and optical unit that combine to generate
2,800 lm of brightness for comfortable viewing in
various lighting conditions.
The PT-AR100 features seven picture modes for various viewing situations,
including modes that are ideal for sports, games and movies: Normal,
Dynamic, Game, Sports, Rec. 709, Cinema 1 and Vivid Cinema.
• Cinema 1 Mode Offers Hollywood Picture Quality
Movies can be enjoyed in Cinema 1 mode that has been tuned carefully
to faithfully express the director’s artistic intent. Panasonic has continued
to work side by side with Hollywood experts to deliver this ideal image
reproduction for viewing movies.
• Game Mode for Stress-Free Playing
This mode improves signal processing for better response, allowing you to play games with minimal stress. It also reveals gradation in saturated areas to show details that are otherwise lost in very dark areas.
• Sports Mode with Motion Effect for Sharp Action Scenes
In Sports mode, together with the Motion Effect feature, the
PT-AR100 detects and extenuates detail on moving objects, resulting in
intensified action with clearer, more highlighted players.
Light Harmonizer 3 Produces Quality Pictures in Various Lightings
Together with 2,800 lm of brightness, Panasonic’s Light Harmonizer 3
technology assists the versatile use of the projector by automatically
adjusting the picture quality of the image to match the living room or theater room conditions. This is made possible by utilizing built-in ambient
light and color sensors that adjust the white balance, gamma curve, and
sharpness settings to maintain bright, crisp pictures that match the viewing environment.
Light Harmonizer 3 automatically optimizes picture quality so that the images match the viewing environment.
Superb Picture Quality
Dynamic Iris Pro Delivers High 50,000:1 Contrast Ratio for Deep Blacks
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*1 accordingly to create the ideal image. The adjustments are made
virtually frame by frame. This achieves an
astounding contrast ratio of 50,000:1, providing a
wide dynamic range with swift smoothness for
added beauty in both dark and bright scenes.
Pure Color Filter Pro for Rich, Vibrant Colors
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)*2 to the color gamut
used in digital cinema.*3 This gives images the deep, rich
coloring that distinguishes movie images.
Sub iris
The sub iris cuts
light leakage.
Detail Clarity Processor 3 Gives Natural Clarity to
Even the Finest Details
This digital image processing circuit brings greater clarity and sharpness to
details, by reproducing fine nuances that were lost due to image compression. After a two dimensional analysis of the video signal’s frequency in
each scene, the new circuit optimizes the sharpness of each image portion
based on the extracted information. The resulting images have a more natural, lifelike expression than those of previous image-processing methods.
The detection of super-high-frequency image components also enables
more faithful reproduction of highly detailed information, such as the film
grain in movies. The effect can be adjusted in eight steps from 0 to +7.
Motion Effect Adds Smoothness and Sharpness to Fast-Moving Scenes
This digital image processing circuit brings greater clarity and sharpness to
details, even in fast-moving scenes. The resulting images have a more natural, lifelike expression.
Waveform Monitor for Precise Calibration
When the output level of the
source device fluctuates due to
the performance of the device
or its cable connections, the
original black and white levels
of the image content cannot be
reproduced. With the PT-AR100,
you can view the waveforms on
the screen and adjust the settings either automatically or
manually as you prefer.
The PT-AR100 gives home consumers a projector with
the kind of waveform monitor used in equipment for
Split Adjust Mode for Easy Picture Adjustment
You can freeze any scene you wish, and then make adjustments while easily comparing the original image and the adjusted image side-by-side.
Advanced Gamma Adjustment Function
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 of nine points. Adjustment point positions can be
shifted both horizontally and vertically to bring out the desired gradation level.
Cinema Color Management Premium Enables Flexible Color
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.
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.
Installation Flexibility and Ease of Use
2x Optical Zoom Lens and Wide Lens Shift Range
VIERA Link for Easy Operation
The 2x optical zoom lens provides a wide throw
range, and the image can be shifted ±65% vertically
and ±26% horizontally. This outstanding level of setup
flexibility lets you enjoy large-screen viewing in
different-sized rooms. Position it on a table in front of
you, suspend it from the ceiling, or place it on a
bookshelf behind you.
The PT-AR100 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-AR100, 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.*5
Abundant Connection Terminals
• HDMI™ with x.v.Color™ and Deep Color
The PT-AR100 has two HDMI input terminals for digital transmission
without image degradation. The HDMI input terminals also support Deep
Color and the x.v.Color color space of the 1.3 standard. 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.*4
• Programmable 12V Trigger for Automated Theater Setup
Two 12V triggers are provided.
Since the input and output can
be set independently (menu
selectable), they can link flexibly
with powered screens, room
lights and powered curtains.
*1 Parameters for adjusting the output brightness gradation level according to the
input signal.
*2 A setting that supports the 6,500K color temperature recommended in the HDTV
standard (ITU-R BT.709)
*3 Specifications put forth by the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers
Function Button for Instant Recall
A frequently used function can be assigned to the Function button located
on the remote for instant recall.
Eco Management Functions
A number of functions are provided to reduce power consumption. They adjust the brightness according to ambient light
conditions, and reduce the lamp power when there is no signal
input or the projector is in AV Mute mode. You can easily set
the Eco Management
functions according to
operating conditions by
using the ECO button
on the remote control.
Under bright conditions.
Under dark conditions.
(SMPTE) DC28 Digital Cinema committees.
*4 Effective in Cinema 1 image mode.
*5 Cannot be used simultaneously with a 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.
Energy-Saving Intelligent Lamp Power Control
Advanced Panasonic digital circuitry intelligently determines the necessary
power output of the lamp depending on the content being displayed by
analyzing more than 3 billion different image patterns. This advanced analysis process reduces the main power consumption by as much as 10 percent when the Dynamic Iris Pro function is operating, thus saving energy.
Up to 3,000-Hour Lamp Replacement Cycle*6 and Simple
Panasonic’s proprietary lamp drive system helps maintain lamp performance, resulting in a up to 3,000-hour lamp replacement cycle. For easy
maintenance, you can replace the dust filter from the side and the lamp
from the top of the projector. The filter and lamp are
easily replaced even after
the PT-AR100 is installed
on the ceiling.
Other Features
• 16-bit (full 12-bit) gamma correction for natural gradation.
• 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-AR100’s
native resolution.
• 24p compatible.
• Progressive cinema scan (3/2 pulldown) and HD IP.
• Up to sixteen sets of PICTURE adjustment settings can be stored in
memory with custom names that make them easy to remember.
• User equalizing function lets you adjust the high, mid and low gamma
• Screen Area Memory.
• User-friendly ergonomic remote control.
• Built-in test pattern.
• On-screen input guidance.
• Auto input search.
• Quiet operation: 29 dB (lamp power: Eco).
• Normal/Eco lamp power selection.
Power supply
Power consumption
LCD* 7 panel Panel size
Display method
Drive method
Projection size (diagonal)
Brightness* 9
Center-to-corner uniformity
ratio* 9
Contrast ratio* 9
Scanning frequency
Optical axis shift* 12
Keystone correction range
Dimensions (W × H × D)
Weight* 16
Operation noise* 9
Operating temperature
Operating humidly
Supplied accessories
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
fH: 15.63 kHz, fV: 50 Hz [PAL/PAL-N/SECAM]
Vertical: ±65%, horizontal: ±26%
Vertical: approx. ±30°
Optional accessories
Projection distance
Aspect ratio 16:9
Ceiling mount
bracket for high
•No halogenated flame retardants are used in the cabinet.
•Non-coated cabinet for easy recycling.
•Lead-free glass for the lens.
•Standby power consumption of only 0.08 W.
•ECO button on the remote control.
•A sleep-timer that reduces wasteful power consumption.
•RoHS compliant.
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.
50,000:1*11 (full on/full off)
1,920 × 1,080 pixels
HDMI connector × 2, HDMI (Deep Color, x.v.Color*13,
CEC*14), HDCP compliant, supports HDAVI Control
Version 5
D-sub HD 15-pin (female) × 1 (RGB/YPBPR/YCBCR × 1)
M3 × 2, 12 V, max. 100 mA (input/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 × 380 mm* 15
(18-17/32˝ × 5-15/16˝ × 14-31/32˝ )* 15
Approx. 8.6 kg (19.0 lbs)
29 dB (lamp power: ECO)
0°–40°C (32°–104°F)* 17
20%–80% (no condensation)
Power cord (× 1) (× 2 for PT-AR100EA)
Wireless remote control unit (× 1)
Batteries for remote control (AA/R6 type × 2)
Lens cover (× 1)
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-AR100 reflects the following ecological
100–240 V AC, 50/60 Hz
350 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
280 W UHM lamp
Manual zoom (1.33–2.69:1), manual focus lenses,
F 2.0–3.4, f 21.5–43.0 mm
1.02–7.62 m (40–300 inches)
2,800 lm*10
Ceiling mount bracket
for low ceilings
Projection size
lamp unit
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)
Max (Telephoto)
1.11 m / 3´8˝ 2.29 m / 7´6˝
1.70 m / 5´7˝ 3.46 m / 11´4˝
2.28 m / 7´6˝ 4.62 m / 15´2˝
2.87 m / 9´5˝ 5.79 m / 19´0˝
3.45 m / 11´4˝ 6.96 m / 22´10˝
4.33 m / 14´2˝ 8.70 m / 28´7˝
5.79 m / 19´0˝ 11.62 m / 38´1˝
7.25 m / 23´9˝ 14.53 m / 47´8˝
8.71 m / 28´7˝ 17.45 m / 57´3˝
*6 When lamp power is set to Eco. The lamp replacement cycle is up to 2,000 hours when the lamp power 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 hour. When the lamps are turned on and off more frequently, the lamp replacement cycle is shortened. The
usage environment affects the lamp replacement cycle. *7 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. *8 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. *9 Measurement, measuring conditions, and method of notation all comply
with ISO 21118 international standards. *10 In Dynamic mode, with dynamic iris on. *11 In Cinema 1 mode, with dynamic iris on. *12 Shift range is limited during simultaneous horizontal and vertical shifting. *13 Effective in Rec. 709 picture mode. *14 CEC is an abbreviation for Consumer Electronics Control. Operation may not be possible with
some connected equipment or settings. *15 With legs at shortest position. *16 Average value. May differ depending on models. *17 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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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 October 2011.
PT-AR100G1 Printed in Japan.
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