Panasonic has announced the debut of its newest LCD home theater projector with 1080p (1920 x 1080 pixel) native resolution: the PT-AE2000E.

Aimed at "savvy home theater enthusiasts" and audio video professionals, the new projector delivers 1080p images, and, according to Panasonic, with a carefully-tuned lens system is able to reproduce remarkable detail and clarity with 1500 lumen brightness and 16,000:1 contrast ratio.

The projector offers Detail Clarity Processor, Pure Color Filter Pro, Cinema Color Management, Smooth Screen technology, Dynamic Iris, 16 bit digital signal processing, up to 18 personalised settings and three HDMI inputs.

The PT-AE2000E comes equipped with "professional-level" features that let users personalise the images they see on the screen such as Split Adjust mode that splits the screen in two, one to make adjustaments and one as baseline reference, as well as a waveform monitor.

With a 2x powered zoom and wide lens shift range the new model can cast a 120-inch diagonal image from 3.6 metres to 7 metres from the screen. The lens shift capability enables full, 100% vertical adjustment and 40% horizontal adjustment so that it can be ceiling hung.

The PT-AE200E is available across Europe now, no pricing revealed.