The new 220 W Red-Rich Lamp increases the luminous efficiency of the projector to achieve brighter images, even in 3D viewing, with excellent color purity.
Able to produce a stunning brightness of 2,400 lm, the PT-AE8000/
AT6000 unleashes the beauty of 2D/3D full-HD expression for viewing on various screen sizes.
Cooling efficiency for example around the polarization filters has been increased to realize the higher lumens. Color purity is further increased by applying a special coating to the red and green condenser lenses in order to trim the impurities from the light after it is separated into the three primary colors.
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-AE8000/AT6000 produces stunningly clear and beautiful images.
The PT-AE8000/AT6000 full-HD LCD panels provide bright images with high aperture ratio. The panels are also designed for 480 Hz processing capability for bright 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.
The Pure Contrast Plates in the PT-AE8000/AT6000 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 500,000:1.
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.
*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.
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* 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.
* Parameters for adjusting the output brightness gradation level according to the input signal.
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.
For each 2D and 3D viewing, seven different picture modes (normal, dynamic, Rec. 709, D-cinema, cinema 1, cinema 2
and game mode for reduced frame delay) are provided.
||For a general image such as sports programs.
||For viewing at high brightness and sharpness.
||For HDTV standard (ITU-R BT. 709) color temperature of 6,500 K at the default setting of the [PICTURE] menu items.
||For D-CINEMA standard (SMPTE RP 431-2) color temperature of 6,300 K at the default setting of the [PICTURE] menu items.
||Tuned by top Hollywood colorists for watching a movie with smooth image quality.
||For viewing action films and anime etc. with vivid color and sharp quality.
||For use with games.