PTAE2000U update

January 5th, 2008 · No Comments

Well, its been a busy, busy holiday season so I haven’t written much lately. Okay, so sitting around and watching movies for a week between Christmas and New Year’s doesn’t really qualify as busy to most people, but I really needed that break! Really!

Anyway, having put in significant user-time with the finished theater room / media room, I can honestly say that the Panasonic PTAE2000U is a huge improvement in picture quality over the old Sony HS-10. The picture seems much more detailed, with greatly improved contrast and deep colors to boot. All this is not unexpected given the native 1920×1080 resolution of the projector, the improved contrast capabilities and the dynamic iris, and finally the time reportedly spent by Panasonic working to get the color capabilities optimized to match Hollywood movie studio standards.

In addition, we bought ourselves a Toshiba A30 HD-DVD for Christmas, particularly to watch The Bourne Ultimatum in 1080p/24. While the new player not only made that look good, it also does a pretty good job of upscaling standard DVD’s to 1080p/60 — though I don’t know that it does any better of a job than the PTAE2000U did. I’d actually have to stop just enjoying the combination and do some serious comparison testing to find out.

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