Panasonic Setup Posted on October 17, 2013 By Art Feierman 1. Panasonic PT-AE700u Projector Review2. Panasonic PT-AE700u Projector Image Quality3. Panasonic PT-AE700u Projector Image Quality-24. Panasonic home theater projector performance – Other5. Panasonic home theater projector performance – Other-26. Panasonic Projector Warranty7. Panasonic Setup8. Summary: Pros, Con’s and Typical Capabilities. Let’s start at the front. The Panasonic projector’s new lens has a 2:1 zoom, which means the closest you can place the projector to fill a given screen is half the distance from the screen as the furthest you can place it. One advantage of the lens is that, if you choose, you can probably set the projector on the back wall opposite from the screen. Click to enlarge. SO close Most other projectors don’t have that much range, and therefore are not likely to work as far back as the back wall. Facing the projector, to the right of the lens is a large knurled knob. Loosening it allows you to move it like a joystick. As you move it, it controls the lens shift (the tilt of the lens) which, in turn, moves the image on the screen. Also on the front is an infra-red sensor for the remote. On the bottom front of this projector are two screwthread adjustable feet. Click Image to EnlargeClick to enlarge. SO close On the top of the projector by the front is the control panel. A large power switch, sits next to the Input button. There are three LED lights one for status (standby or on), Lamp indicator, and Temperature (for overheating). Next to the input are the Menu button, four arrow keys and an Enter button, for controlling all the menu items. The back panel has the usual inputs you find on most home theater projectors: Component video (3 RCA jacks) S-Video Composite video Computer input (the standard HD15 connector) 12volt trigger for controlling a motorized screen Click Image to EnlargeClick to enlarge. SO close In addition the AE700U projector has an HDMI port for digital input. Digital is available on most HD cable boxes and satellite receivers and in many cases provides superior performance to even the component video signal. While the number of lower cost DVD players (under $300) with digital output (either HDMI or DVI – these two are compatible with each other), is very small, more are hitting the market and within the year, it is likely that most over $100 DVD players will have digital video out (DVI or HDMI). Lastly there is the master power switch, and the AC power. Click Image to Enlarge 1. Panasonic PT-AE700u Projector Review2. Panasonic PT-AE700u Projector Image Quality3. Panasonic PT-AE700u Projector Image Quality-24. Panasonic home theater projector performance – Other5. Panasonic home theater projector performance – Other-26. Panasonic Projector Warranty7. Panasonic Setup8. Summary: Pros, Con’s and Typical Capabilities. Panasonic Projector Warranty Summary: Pros, Con’s and Typical Capabilities. You May Also Like Viewsonic PX727-4K Review: An Affordable 4K UHD Home Theater Projector Optoma UHD50 and UHD51A – 4K Capable Projectors Well Under $2000 Sony VPL-VW385ES – True 4K Home Theater Projector Review First Look Review of BenQ TK800 4K UHD Projector – Is Better For You Than The BenQ HT2550? Optoma W460 Business and Education Projector Review Epson PowerLite 108 Projector Review InFocus IN2128HDx Business and Classroom Projector Review Sony VPL-EW435 Business and Education Projector Review Epson PowerLite 990U Projector Review BenQ HT2550 Projector Review – The Best 4K UHD Value Yet?