Panasonic PT-AX200U home theater projector: Sharpness
Last year, Panasonic introduced their Smooth Screen technology. Without getting into the technical aspects, the end result is that the pixel structure of the LCD panels, normally definitely more visible than that of DLP projectors, tends to cause some "screendoor effect" for those sitting on the close side of normal to their screens. You can almost always see the pixel structure on titling, credits, and signage, as well as large bright stationary areas, like cloulds. With the PT-AX200U, pixels are noticeably far less visible than even DLP projectors. In solving this one problem, however, there is a price, and that is a slight softness to the PT-AX200U's image. How soft is it?
Not bad at all, in fact, comparable to many of the DLP projectors out there. By comparison, other LCD projectors seem sharper, but many of us acknowledge that that perceived sharpness, isn't revealing more detail, but is an impression associated with the pixel structure being slightly visible or just below visibility with other LCD projectors.