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Panasonic PT AE 500

Panasonic PT AE 500
alaScore 81

20 reviews

Dec, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 20 reviews of Panasonic PT AE 500. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. People are impressed by the design. The image quality also gets good opinions, but many are negative about the price.

image quality, design


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Panasonic PT AE 500 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 81/100 = Very good quality.

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EISA Award - Best Product

Expert review by : EISA (

Panasonic PT-AE500E


With the PT-AE500E, Panasonic has created a dedicated video projector, which, at an affordable price, fulfils any home cinema demands concerning picture resolution, contrast ratio and color fidelity. A complete range of analogue inputs is accompanied by a

Jun, 2004

Expert review by : L.A. Audio File (

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Aug, 2004

Expert review by : Tony Davey (

Panasonic PT-AE500


January 2004 Panasonic PT-AE500 LCD projector. $4999 A long time ago in a galaxy far far away there was a... wait, it wasn't that long ago and it was in my home theatre that I first demod a Panasonic projector, the PT-AE300. Fast forward only a few...

The AE300 set a fairly high benchmark for home theatre projectors, it utilised Panasonic's "smooth screen" technology had a healthy 800:1 contrast ratio and was widely regarded as a great "budget" projector. The AE500 has (at least according to the...

Jan, 2004

Product Specifications

As a leader in the field of home cinema projectors, Panasonic has been doing important work in the imaging field for years. Key research at the company's facilities, such as the Panasonic Hollywood Laboratory in Hollywood, California, has led to breakthroughs that have dramatically improved picture quality. The new PT-AE500 incorporates Panasonic advances such as a high-definition wide LCD panel, Cinema Works circuitry, full 10-bit digital processing and gamma correction, and New Smooth Screen technology to achieve a level of image fidelity and impact that rivals what you would see in the movie theatre. And one of Hollywood's top colorists took part in the development process to ensure a remarkable level of color fidelity. Enjoy your favorite movies on the large screen. Experience a high level of immediacy and excitement when watching sporting events. The PT-AE500 packs everything you could want in a high-definition home cinema projector into a slim, unobtrusive body.

Audio Output

Type: None


Energy Star certified: Yes

Dimensions & Weight



Display diagonal:1.78
Display Resolution:1280 x 720

Display (Projector)

Class:Digital projector
Colour Support:24-bit (16.7 million colours)
High Definition:High Definition
Image Brightness:850ANSI lumens
Image Contrast Ratio:1300:1
Max Image Size:5.08m / 508cm
Max Resolution:1280 x 720
Max Screen Distance:9.2m
Min Image Size:1.016m / 101.6cm
Min Screen Distance:1.2m
Type:LCD projector


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Panasonic PT


Bulb power:130

Operational conditions

Operating relative humidity (H-H):20 - 80
Operating temperature (T-T):0 - 40

Other features

Aspect Ratio:16:9
Digital keystone correction:V: ±30°, H: ±30°
Dimensions (WxDxH):280 x 278.5 x 85
I/O ports:DVI-D IN: DVI-D 24-pin x 1,\nPC (RGB) IN: D-sub HD 15-pin x 1,\nHD/VD/SYNC: TTL,\nCOMPONENT IN: RCA pin (Y, PB/CB, PR/CR) x 1,\nVIDEO IN: RCA pin x 1, \nS-VIDEO IN: Mini DIN 4-pin x 1, \nTRIGGER (out): M3 jack\nAV1*4: SCART x 1
Mounting:Ceiling/desk, front/rear
Power requirements:100-240V AC, 50/60 Hz
Video/data systems:PAL, PAL-M, PAL-N, PAL 60, SECAM, NTSC, NTSC 4.43


Horizontal scan range:30 - 70
Noise Level:27
Vertical scan range:50 - 87


Power Consumption (Standby):1
Power consumption (typical):180


Contrast ratio (typical):1300:1
Number of Colours:16.78 million colours
Projector brightness:850
Projector native resolution:1280 x 720
Screen size compatibility:1016 - 5080

Projector Lamp

Bulb type:UHM

Video Input

Analogue Video Format:NTSC / NTSC 4.43 / PAL / PAL 60 / PAL-M / PAL-N / SECAM
Analogue video Signal:Component video / Composite video / RGB / S-Video

Weight & Dimensions