Panasonic PT-AX200U Home Theater Projector

1280 x 720 WXGA - 10.8lb - MPN: PTAX200U
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The PT-AX200U is ideal for watching sports events or playing video games in daytime conditions and surely for viewing movies in a dark room. Powerful 2,000-lumen brightness and new Light Harmonizer 2 technology make it easy for people to enjoy vibrant, dynamic images even if they don't have a special theater room. Panasonic's advanced technologies improve color reproduction accuracy in movies, to deliver images with a refined Hollywood picture quality, making this projector ideal as the heart of a home cinema system.
Summary
Product Title Panasonic PT-AX200U Home Theater Projector
Manufacturer Panasonic
Lowest Price $49.50 from Mwave.com
Power Score 4.4 | 14 Reviews
Expert Reviews
Panasonic PT-AX200U LCD Projector Review
4 Star Review  audioholics.com - Dec 7, 2007

The budget-priced 720p PT-AX200U projector has several new features of Panasonic's incremental but impressive projector update – not the least of which involved a tantalizing gaming-centric mode which decreases lag and speeds up gameplay. The only physical difference from the successful PT-AX100U is the presence of an additional HDMI input on the connector panel – a welcome addition, but there was certainly more under the hood of this LCD projector.

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Panasonic PT-AX200U 3LCD 720p Home Theater Projector
5 Star Review  about.com - Dec 31, 1969

At an MSRP of $1,999, the Panasonic PT-AX200U 3LCD projector is an upgrade of its popular PT-AX100U, which I reviewed previously. Two improvements include better detail performance with dark scenes and better motion response for video game play. With its native 720p resolution and high light output, the video quality is excellent. Flesh tones, overall color saturation, and contrast levels provide a very natural looking image, with none of the usual LCD artifacts, such as the screen door effect. For more details on the Panasonic PT-AX200U, check out my Review.

Read the full review »

Home Theater Shootout: Panasonic PT-AX200U vs. Sanyo PLV-Z5
5 Star Review  projectorcentral.com - Nov 7, 2007

The Panasonic PT-AX200U has a couple of key benefits. It is by far the brighter of the two, which makes it the clear choice for anyone who prefer to have some ambient light in the viewing room. It also has a virtually nonexistent pixel structure, making it a great choice for watching HD DVD, Blu-Ray, or HDTV content without spending the big bucks on a 1080p projector. Meanwhile, the Sanyo Z5 continues to fill an important niche in the 720p projector market - it is a flexible, easy to install projector that is absolutely ideal for dark room theater. Superb contrast, a razor-sharp image, and almost zero audible noise combine to make the Z5 a great choice for a dedicated theater.

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Panasonic PT AX200U
1 Star Review  TopTenREVIEWS.com - Jul 16, 2008

Panasonic PT AX200U receives an overall TopTenREVIEWS score of 0.77 out of 4.00. It is ranked the #497 computer monitor of all time. The overall rating represents an intelligent balance of features, value as a function of price to features, and a summary of reviews from a variety of sources. The TopTen REVIEWS' formula gives a picture of important consumer features, market value, and a product's acceptance and track record as it relates to similar products.

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Panasonic PT-AX200U
5 Star Review  testseek.com - Oct 31, 2008

Testseek.com has collected 7 expert reviews for Panasonic PT-AX200U and the average expert rating is 97 of 100. The average score reflects the expert community’s view on this product. Click below and use Testseek.com to see all ratings, product awards and conclusions.

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Best LCD Projectors Panasonic Projector
4 Star Review  reviewgist.com - Jan 12, 2010

Picture is Good according to 10 Projector experts. -- "the pixel structure is invisible at normal seating"-projectorreviews.com -- "perfect picture quality"-projectorreviews.com -- "overall excellent performance characteristics"-projectorcentral.com Read more to find expert opinions on more features like Setup, Handling, Connectivity, etc.

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User Reviews
Great projector
5 Star Review   By member wodz - Jan 11, 2010   

Strengths: Good lamp, great res, great adjustable features

Weakness: contrast could be higher, but its not touted as 1080 so that is not a problem

the projector is all around very great and I would highly recommend it to anyone. We are displaying at 114" with all types of content.. bluray, SD movies, TV.. everything looks great. The specs are perfect for the price. The color setup is just about absolute perfect right out of the box and does not require any adjustment. The remote is also very nice and partially lights up in the dark. No complaints and we have been using it for over 1 year now.

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Panasonic PT-AX200U LCD Projector
4 Star Review   By member mosesguthrie - Jun 12, 2008   

Strengths: Picture, color, brightness

Weakness: runs hot but that is expected

Thus far I have only hooked up the projector to my computer and Xbox 360. Crappy downloaded movies from the internet look amazingly good. Video games look phenomenal. Can't wait to get HD hooked up. This is well worth the price versus buying a smaller LCD tv. Very easy to set up and use.

75% of readers found this review helpful.

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Best 720p Projector on the Market
5 Star Review   By member gtamd - Mar 5, 2008   

Strengths: Brightness, Picture Quality, Color Depth, Throw Ratio

Weakness: Contrast Ratio, Lamp Life, Lamp Price

This projector is the best value at present. I use it with a Comcast HDTV Cable Box and my RCA HD DVD Home Theater System. The picture is pristine with ambient light. I project 100" at 10'! Although the contrast ratio is lower than some of the competition, and the replacement lamp price is high, I recommend this projector for viewing HDTV and films.

75% of readers found this review helpful.

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Great for the Money
4 Star Review   By member Harvey108 - Feb 19, 2008   

Strengths: Picture Quality, Easy to enlarge display size, upscaling, bright

Weakness: Not able to correct for off rectangle display

The picture quality is great and upscales SD cable feeds to make them look more than adequate. With 2,000-lumen brightness you are able to view even in a room with a substantial amount of ambient light. Has 2x zoom which makes it easy to adjust size of display to larger displays even when the unit is only 12-14 feet from the wall or screen. The only downside is that if the unit is off from the center of the area of display there is no way to adjust the display so that it is not off rectangular.

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fantastic projector
4 Star Review   By member jonesfrog - Feb 1, 2008   

Strengths: brightness; 2x zoom; horizontal + vertical lens shift; no pixelation or screen-door effect; terrific color; whisper quiet

Weakness: HDMI ports could be sturdier. Won't accept YPbPr (component video) signal via VGA DB15 connector. Somewhat large.

The Panasonic PT-AX200U is a fantastic home theater projector. It simply projects a stunning, beautiful picture--whether it be from standard definition DVDs or HD. I was most surprised by how good regular DVDs look when projected from this unit. I mostly use it in a semi-darkened living room, so I leave the lamp in economy mode with auto-iris, which will supposedly extend the lamp life. But the lamp is so bright that even when viewing movies during the day when there's more light in the room, I don't bother switching lamp over to it's brighter setting. I also found the colors to be spot-on in the Cinema 1 setting. Maybe some day I'll fiddle with more precise color calibration, but it looked so good out of the box, I haven't bothered.

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Wow
5 Star Review   By member combatready - Jan 30, 2008   

Strengths: I like the gaming features and the blockbuster give away

Weakness: I use it so much, I am going to need a new lamp soon

I swapped this out for my old panasonic PTL900. The pt-ax200u is 2/3 the price for what I paid for the 900. The expert reviews on pricegrabber and some good videos for the pt-ax200u on youtube.com helped me decide that this projector is the best 720p out there.

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PT-AX200U Rocks
5 Star Review     

Strengths: Excellent for my xbox 360 and movie night

I looked all over the web for the best home theater projector. After reading many reviews and watching some informative videos on the AX200...I pulled the trigger with the most highly rated authorized dealer I could find. Could not be happier

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Snazzy
5 Star Review   By member trump29 - Dec 12, 2007   

Strengths: Great picture, zoom, lens shift

Weakness: I hate to pay so much for a replacement bulb

I did my homework before getting my projector and this one seems to stand out as the best in it's price range. People commented that it has zero screen-door effect, which was important to me because I sit abnormally close to my screen, and I have to say that it's very true, I haven't noticed any pixelation. It's a great projector for the money.

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The PT-AX200U is ideal for watching sports events or playing video games in daytime conditions and surely for viewing movies in a dark room. Powerful 2,000-lumen brightness and new Light Harmonizer 2 technology make it easy for people to enjoy vibrant, dynamic images even if they don't have a special theater room. Panasonic's advanced technologies improve color reproduction accuracy in movies, to deliver images with a refined Hollywood picture quality, making this projector ideal as the heart of a home cinema system.
Summary
Product Title Panasonic PT-AX200U Home Theater Projector
Manufacturer Panasonic
Lowest Price $49.50 from Mwave.com
Power Score 4.4 | 14 Reviews
Today's Average: $575.75
Today's Lowest: $56.50
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Expert Reviews
Panasonic PT-AX200U LCD Projector Review
4 Star Review  audioholics.com - Dec 7, 2007

The budget-priced 720p PT-AX200U projector has several new features of Panasonic's incremental but impressive projector update – not the least of which involved a tantalizing gaming-centric mode which decreases lag and speeds up gameplay. The only physical difference from the successful PT-AX100U is the presence of an additional HDMI input on the connector panel – a welcome addition, but there was certainly more under the hood of this LCD projector.

Read the full review »

Panasonic PT-AX200U 3LCD 720p Home Theater Projector
5 Star Review  about.com - Dec 31, 1969

At an MSRP of $1,999, the Panasonic PT-AX200U 3LCD projector is an upgrade of its popular PT-AX100U, which I reviewed previously. Two improvements include better detail performance with dark scenes and better motion response for video game play. With its native 720p resolution and high light output, the video quality is excellent. Flesh tones, overall color saturation, and contrast levels provide a very natural looking image, with none of the usual LCD artifacts, such as the screen door effect. For more details on the Panasonic PT-AX200U, check out my Review.

Read the full review »

Home Theater Shootout: Panasonic PT-AX200U vs. Sanyo PLV-Z5
5 Star Review  projectorcentral.com - Nov 7, 2007

The Panasonic PT-AX200U has a couple of key benefits. It is by far the brighter of the two, which makes it the clear choice for anyone who prefer to have some ambient light in the viewing room. It also has a virtually nonexistent pixel structure, making it a great choice for watching HD DVD, Blu-Ray, or HDTV content without spending the big bucks on a 1080p projector. Meanwhile, the Sanyo Z5 continues to fill an important niche in the 720p projector market - it is a flexible, easy to install projector that is absolutely ideal for dark room theater. Superb contrast, a razor-sharp image, and almost zero audible noise combine to make the Z5 a great choice for a dedicated theater.

Read the full review »

Panasonic PT AX200U
1 Star Review  TopTenREVIEWS.com - Jul 16, 2008

Panasonic PT AX200U receives an overall TopTenREVIEWS score of 0.77 out of 4.00. It is ranked the #497 computer monitor of all time. The overall rating represents an intelligent balance of features, value as a function of price to features, and a summary of reviews from a variety of sources. The TopTen REVIEWS' formula gives a picture of important consumer features, market value, and a product's acceptance and track record as it relates to similar products.

Read the full review »

Panasonic PT-AX200U
5 Star Review  testseek.com - Oct 31, 2008

Testseek.com has collected 7 expert reviews for Panasonic PT-AX200U and the average expert rating is 97 of 100. The average score reflects the expert community’s view on this product. Click below and use Testseek.com to see all ratings, product awards and conclusions.

Read the full review »

Best LCD Projectors Panasonic Projector
4 Star Review  reviewgist.com - Jan 12, 2010

Picture is Good according to 10 Projector experts. -- "the pixel structure is invisible at normal seating"-projectorreviews.com -- "perfect picture quality"-projectorreviews.com -- "overall excellent performance characteristics"-projectorcentral.com Read more to find expert opinions on more features like Setup, Handling, Connectivity, etc.

Read the full review »

User Reviews
Great projector
5 Star Review   By member wodz - Jan 11, 2010   

Strengths: Good lamp, great res, great adjustable features

Weakness: contrast could be higher, but its not touted as 1080 so that is not a problem

the projector is all around very great and I would highly recommend it to anyone. We are displaying at 114" with all types of content.. bluray, SD movies, TV.. everything looks great. The specs are perfect for the price. The color setup is just about absolute perfect right out of the box and does not require any adjustment. The remote is also very nice and partially lights up in the dark. No complaints and we have been using it for over 1 year now.

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Panasonic PT-AX200U LCD Projector
4 Star Review   By member mosesguthrie - Jun 12, 2008   

Strengths: Picture, color, brightness

Weakness: runs hot but that is expected

Thus far I have only hooked up the projector to my computer and Xbox 360. Crappy downloaded movies from the internet look amazingly good. Video games look phenomenal. Can't wait to get HD hooked up. This is well worth the price versus buying a smaller LCD tv. Very easy to set up and use.

75% of readers found this review helpful.

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Best 720p Projector on the Market
5 Star Review   By member gtamd - Mar 5, 2008   

Strengths: Brightness, Picture Quality, Color Depth, Throw Ratio

Weakness: Contrast Ratio, Lamp Life, Lamp Price

This projector is the best value at present. I use it with a Comcast HDTV Cable Box and my RCA HD DVD Home Theater System. The picture is pristine with ambient light. I project 100" at 10'! Although the contrast ratio is lower than some of the competition, and the replacement lamp price is high, I recommend this projector for viewing HDTV and films.

75% of readers found this review helpful.

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Great for the Money
4 Star Review   By member Harvey108 - Feb 19, 2008   

Strengths: Picture Quality, Easy to enlarge display size, upscaling, bright

Weakness: Not able to correct for off rectangle display

The picture quality is great and upscales SD cable feeds to make them look more than adequate. With 2,000-lumen brightness you are able to view even in a room with a substantial amount of ambient light. Has 2x zoom which makes it easy to adjust size of display to larger displays even when the unit is only 12-14 feet from the wall or screen. The only downside is that if the unit is off from the center of the area of display there is no way to adjust the display so that it is not off rectangular.

50% of readers found this review helpful.

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fantastic projector
4 Star Review   By member jonesfrog - Feb 1, 2008   

Strengths: brightness; 2x zoom; horizontal + vertical lens shift; no pixelation or screen-door effect; terrific color; whisper quiet

Weakness: HDMI ports could be sturdier. Won't accept YPbPr (component video) signal via VGA DB15 connector. Somewhat large.

The Panasonic PT-AX200U is a fantastic home theater projector. It simply projects a stunning, beautiful picture--whether it be from standard definition DVDs or HD. I was most surprised by how good regular DVDs look when projected from this unit. I mostly use it in a semi-darkened living room, so I leave the lamp in economy mode with auto-iris, which will supposedly extend the lamp life. But the lamp is so bright that even when viewing movies during the day when there's more light in the room, I don't bother switching lamp over to it's brighter setting. I also found the colors to be spot-on in the Cinema 1 setting. Maybe some day I'll fiddle with more precise color calibration, but it looked so good out of the box, I haven't bothered.

50% of readers found this review helpful.

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Wow
5 Star Review   By member combatready - Jan 30, 2008   

Strengths: I like the gaming features and the blockbuster give away

Weakness: I use it so much, I am going to need a new lamp soon

I swapped this out for my old panasonic PTL900. The pt-ax200u is 2/3 the price for what I paid for the 900. The expert reviews on pricegrabber and some good videos for the pt-ax200u on youtube.com helped me decide that this projector is the best 720p out there.

0% of readers found this review helpful.

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PT-AX200U Rocks
5 Star Review     

Strengths: Excellent for my xbox 360 and movie night

I looked all over the web for the best home theater projector. After reading many reviews and watching some informative videos on the AX200...I pulled the trigger with the most highly rated authorized dealer I could find. Could not be happier

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Snazzy
5 Star Review   By member trump29 - Dec 12, 2007   

Strengths: Great picture, zoom, lens shift

Weakness: I hate to pay so much for a replacement bulb

I did my homework before getting my projector and this one seems to stand out as the best in it's price range. People commented that it has zero screen-door effect, which was important to me because I sit abnormally close to my screen, and I have to say that it's very true, I haven't noticed any pixelation. It's a great projector for the money.

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