National Panasonic PT AE3000E
Very good with original box, manuals etc
Physically, it looks identical to Panasonic's older PT-AE2000U, but there are differences inside. One is Motion Picture Pro, which converts 24fps video into 100fps footage using frame interpolation; this makes for smoother motion in sports and action-filled movies. Another is anamorphic lens emulation. This uses the projector's powered focus and zoom lens to adjust between two positions automatically and allows you to change between, say, a 16:9 aspect ratio for TV and a 2.35:1 aspect ratio for movies. It's useful if you have two screens of different aspect ratios, but can be used even if you project on to a wall.
Yet another change is a dynamic contrast ratio of 60,000:1. Dynamic figures should be treated with caution, but we could see straight away that black levels were superb, and better than on virtually every other home cinema projector we've seen, including the latest DLP models.
You may not need to adjust the default image quality settings, as they're so well optimised. Colours are realistic, with particularly accurate skin tones, but we found that reducing the saturation slightly improved the image. Brightness is also good, but be warned that 1,600 lumens is only good for use in dark rooms. Sharpness was average compared with that of other full HD projectors. You're unlikely to notice, though: Blu-ray movies look stunning.
The PT-AE3000E is designed for permanent installation. It's fairly flexible with regards to positioning, though, as it has both horizontal and vertical lens shift, plus a 2x zoom lens. There are plenty of HDMI inputs, and a pair of component inputs as well. There's full support for