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I saw the Panasonic yesterday along with Brad at the Panasonic Labs. I agree with Brads comments about the new AE7000. I think there is a good difference in brightness and detail quality between the AE7000 and the AE4000 in 2D. Nothing to compare in 3D of course
Still has the memory lens everyone seems to love. Great for scope screens. Panasonic glasses from their flatscreen tvs will work with the projector. The projector has a built in emitter that works within 6 meters. They do sell an external emitter for those who need a longer range. It connects to the 12 volt trigger
Let me first say that I dont really like 3D and I havent changed my mind after watching the Panasonic. However, i did think the 3D was done very well and I saw no ghosting. Just like any other projector, there is a big difference in brightness between wearing the glasses and not wearing them. They used a 1.0 white screen in both demos and to be honest, i have no idea how well those screens deal with polarization. I do know that Stewart has a type of material that deals really well with it and probably makes the 3D look a lot brighter. Panasonic likes to includes a lot of bells and whistles in their projector and has added those for 3D. They have a wave monitor that allows you to adjust the colors by displaying what the right eye and left eye sees and you can adjust both so they match. I would like to add that i was impressed by the 2-3D conversion. You know it wasnt filmed in 3D, but it does a great job in faking it. Its not exactly 3D, but not exactly 2D either.
As a fan of 2D, i think Panasonic did a really nice job with the AE7000. If you like the 4000, you are really going to like the 7000.
As for Panasonic coming out with a new projector., don't get excited. While they didnt exactly say so, its more likely going to be a less expensive projector, probably not 3D although that's my guess. Panasonic usually has an expensive model and a cheaper model