PT-AE2000U Audible Noise Levels
Reasonably quiet. The Mitsubishi is definitely quieter, but the Panasonic (which doesn't have a published noise level, even in full power), should please all but the most silence demanding theater owners. The Panasonic is definitely quieter than the Epson Cinema 1080 and theOptoma HD80, as well.
PT-AE2000UProjector Screen Recommendations
Since the PT-AE2000U is average in brightness, your screen surface choice will likely be determined by the size of the screen you plan on, and also, of course, some of your room conditions. With off white walls, the Panasonic had no problem in Cinema 1 at 110" diagonal. I tried filling my 128" Firehawk screen (high contrast gray surface), but found the Panasonic to be a little thin to do a really good job. Certainly as the lamp ages, and dims, screens over 110" are going to be too large, with a screen like the Firehawk.
Of course high contrast gray screens lower black levels, and I think that helped my opinion of the PT-AE2000U. Overall, I would go HC gray, with screens of 100" or less, At 100" to 110" you could go either way, depending on whether your walls are light or dark (lighter walls make the projector seem dimmer), and whether you favor brightness or blacker blacks.
For 110" or over, I would generally recommend a white surface, with gain in the 1.1 to 1.4 range. However, Light gray surface screens with gains over 1.0 such as the Da-lite Cinemavision, would be an excellent choice, if you have a little side ambient light. Still, I would stick to white surfaces at 120" or over.
The tough part, is that your final choice is subjective. One person will prefer the darker blacks, the next, the punchier brights!
Now that is nice and tight, and about as close as one can get to 6500K, with a total range of only 175 degrees (K).
Of additional note, Dynamic mode is a bit strong on green (most "brightest modes" on projectors are very heavy on green, rather than just a little), but without adjustment the color temperature gets out of control, hitting 10,500K in the middle gray range. That's a couple thousand K too high. On the other hand 100IRE in Normal mode, was 7870K, which is very close to ideal for TV viewing.