Projector Reviews

The Panasonic PT-AE2000U Projector Warranty

Check out how the Panasonic PT-AE2000U fared in our comparison report.

Ahh, warranty. My favorite complaint about Panasonic. In the world of 1080p home theater projectors, virtually every popular projector comes with at least a two year warranty. Panasonic, however, continues with their standard one year warranty.

With the launch of the PT-AE2000U, Panasonic has offered a free 2nd year warranty, for those buying before 12/31/07. Whether Panasonic continues that promo into 2008, I have no way of knowing, but I hope so.

Among the popular competition, the Sanyo Z2000 offers 3 years, the Epson Home Cinema series has 2 years, with an overnight replacement program for both years. Mitsubishi offers two years on the HC6000, and Optoma offers two years on their HD80.

Out of warranty repairs can be really expensive. I urge anyone buying a projector with a single year warranty program, to get at least one more year. While 3rd party warranties may not be as painless as factory warranties, they could save you a bundle if you have a problem, and they are very inexpensive.