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I just received my TH-AE100 LCD projector. and now I'm reading the manual and I'm concerned about a comment in the Precautions on
Handling section under Cautions regarding settting-up. The comment is:
"If using this projector at high elevations (above 1400 m), consult your
dealer or authorizied service center. I live at about 4800', should I be concerned? Have any other AE100 users run their projector above 1400m?
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I've done a little research and I may have found my answer at this site:
http://www.proxima.com/site/Support/fieldnotes39.htm
Basically, the higher the altitude the lower ambient temperature you need to keep the projector cool. Since my theater is in my basement and it's always cool, I should be ok. Other thougths though are welcome

By the way, I sent my question to the Canadian Panasonic website and got a responsing telling me I should hear from them next week :(
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Considering the underwhelming response to this thread, I may be the only owner living over 1400m, regardless I'll document the reponse I received from Panasonic support (Canada):

For altitudes higher than 1400m, it will be necessary for you to set the Fan
Control to the High setting. To do this:

1) Press "OSD" on "OPTION" menu, then press and hold the "ENTER" button for
at least 3 seconds. (MENU-OPTION-OSD)


2) The following options will appear:

FREEZE MSG OFF/ON
PIC.SHIFT OFF/ON
RUNTIME PRT OFF/ON
FAN CONTROL NORMAL/HIGH/FULL
AUTOSETUP NORMAL/SPECIAL
SELF CHECK
SERVICE MODE

Select FAN CONTROL, and then set it to HIGH using the arrow key.
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David,

This is very useful even if you are lower altitudes. Anybody who is running into over-heating issues (for whatever reason) and activating the thermal protection microswitch now may have an alertnative. Perhaps setting the fan to high will preven any overheating from occuring.

All the best,
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Yeah, thats interesting. I think it has obvious connections to air density. Even if its not really hot, if the air is too thin, it won't disapte the heat as well.
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