This is it, kiddos. The big, badass 1080p native projector from Panasonic. The PT-AE1000U is a big projector with a brightness level of 1,100 lumens. Wait for it ... you ready? Ready yet? Okay, 11,000:1 contrast ratio. No typos there, eleven thousand to one contrast ratio. That basically means one big, beautiful picture that can please any home theatre nut. This projector has dual-HDMI inputs and will be available in late November or early December for under $6,000.
Panasonic jumped into the HD projector market with the AE900U DLP projector, they have since took that model and split it up into two revisions. This, the 1080p AE1000U and the 720p AX100. I got a chance to take a peek of the AX100 in action during my projector demos from Panasonic, but I'll get you folks a more "hands-on" look soon.