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This projector was my first real jump into home theater. Previously to this model only specialist companies were making projector fit for purpose and were charging extortionate amounts for the privilege. Panasonic wanted in and this was their first major effort. And boy did they shake things up.
My initial unit did suffer from a few lost pixels and Panasonic quickly replaced the unit. The second one also had a single pixel missing but this didn't warrant a replacement. I was naturally annoyed with this decision but had to soldier on. Strangely, the missing pixel fixed itself a few months into ownership and all was good.
Aesthetically it wasn't the best looking projector on the market but the true secret was on how it performed.
The projector offered full wide screen imagery at an affordable price. It offered quiet operation, ease of use and a full remote control to boot. As this projector was released many years ago it wasn't HD ready and didn't have HDMI inputs. This was introduced on the PTAE700 model I upgraded to later on.
This projector got me the home theater bug and shortly after I assembled a dedicated room for home theater.
I wouldn't recommend anyone pick one of these up right now as the newer models are much better but for it's time this projector was amazing.