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Panasonic PT-AR100U

1080p Home Theater Projector

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Retail Price: $1,749.00


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The PT-AR100U Full High-Definition LCD Home Theater Projector with 1080p (1,920 x 1,080 pixel) delivers bright, sharp images by employing a new, high-power 280-watt Red-Rich Lamp and optical unit that generates 2,800 lumens of brightness for comfortable viewing in various lighting conditions. In addition to the 50,000:1 contrast ratio, its advanced Light Harmonizer 3 feature uses built in ambient light and color sensors that automatically adjust the picture quality to match living room or theater room conditions to maintain bright, crisp pictures which match the viewing environment.

The PT-AR100U lets friends and family enjoy full-high definition large screen entertainment from movies, sports to video games. Whether this projector is used for a house party filled with friends or for family movie night, the PT-AR100U delivers 2,800 lumens of brightness that when combined with Panasonics Light Harmonizer 3 technology automatically adjusts the picture quality of the image to match the living room or theater room conditions and provides everybody with vivid, clear and stunning video content.


Panel Size:  0.74 inch diagonal (16:9 aspect ratio)
Display Method:  Transparent LCD panel (× 3, R/G/B)
Pixels:  2,073,600 (1,920 × 1,080) × 3, total of 6,220,800 pixels
Lamp:  280 W UHM lamp
Brightness1 2,800 lumens
Contrast Ratio2 50,000:1 (full on/full off)
Resolution:  1,920 × 1,080 pixels
Lens:  Manual zoom (1.33:1-2.69:1), manual focus lenses, F 2.0 - 3.4, f 21.5 - 43.0 mm
Screen Size:  1.02 - 7.62 m (40 - 300 inches)
Optical Axis Shift3 Vertical: ±68%, horizontal: ±26%
Scanning frequency - RGB:  fH: 15 kHz - 74 kHz, fV: 24 Hz - 85 Hz, dot clock: 154 MHz or lower
Scanning frequency - YPBPR (YCBCR):  525i (480i), 625i (576i), 525p (480p), 625p (576p),
750 (720)/60p, 750 (720)/50p, 1125 (1080)/60i,
1125 (1080)/50i, 1125 (1080)/24p, 1125 (1080)/60p,
1125 (1080)/50p
Video / S-Video:  fH: 15.75 kHz, fV: 60 Hz [NTSC/NTSC4.43/PAL-M/PAL60]
fH: 15.63 kHz, fV: 50 Hz [PAL/PAL-N/SECAM]
HDMI:  HDMI connector × 2, HDMI™ (Deep Color, x.v.Color™4, CEC5), HDCP compliant, supports HDAVI Control Version 5
COMPUTER (RGB) IN:  D-sub HD 15-pin (female) × 1 (RGB/YPBPR × 1)
TRIGGER IN/OUT:  M3 × 2, 12 V, max. 100 mA (input/output/3D transmitter output selectable using on-screen menu)
VIDEO In:  RCA pin × 1
S-VIDEO In:  Mini DIN 4-pin × 1
SERIAL IN:  D-sub 9-pin × 1 for external control (RS-232C compliant)
Keystone correction range:  Vertical: approx. ±30°
Power Supply:  100-240 V AC, 50/60 Hz
Power Consumption:  350 W (0.08 W in standby mode)
Dimensions (WxHxD):  18-17/32" × 5-15/16" × 14-31/32
PT-AR100U Weight:  Approximately 19.0 lbs
Operating Temperature6 0°-40°C (32°-104°F)
Operating humidity:  20%-80% (no condensation)
Supplied accessories:  Power cord (× 1), Wireless remote control unit (× 1), Batteries for remote control (AA type × 2) ,Lens cover (× 1)
Footnotes:  1 In dynamic mode, with dynamic iris on.
2 In cinema 1 mode, with dynamic iris on.
3 Shift range is limited during simultaneous horizontal and vertical shifting.
4 Effective in Rec. 709 picture mode.
5 CEC is an abbreviation for Consumer Electronics Control. Operation may not be possible with some connected equipment or settings.
6 When [HIGH ALTITUDE MODE] is set to [ON]: 0°C - 35°C (32°F-95°F)


Native Resolution N/A
Max Supported Resolution 1920 x 1200
Projection System LCD 3 x 0.74"
Lamp 280W UHM
lumens 2800
Lamp Life (Normal) Hours 2000
Lamp Life (Eco) Hours 3000
Lens (F) 2.0-3.4
Lens (f) 21.5-43.0mm
Color Wheel Segments NA
Color Wheel Speed NA
Throw Ratio 1.33-2.69
Zoom 2
Diagonal Range 40" - 300"
Offset Not specified
Keystone +/- 30º vertical
Lens Shift +/-68% V, +/-26% H
HDMI Inputs 2
Component Video Inputs N/A
Composite Video Inputs -
D-Sub (VGA) Inputs N/A
Video Outputs No
S-Video Inputs 1
Analog Audio Inputs -
Audio Mini (3.5mm) Inputs -
Audio Outputs 0
Wireless No
12V Triggers 2
RS-232C N/A
Speaker No
3D Features N/A
3D Playback No
2D to 3D Conversion No
3D Glasses No
Width (inches) 18.5"
Depth (inches) 15"
Height (inches) 5.9"
Weight (lbs) N/A
Projector Warranty 1-year limited
Bulb Warranty 500 hrs


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