I call BS on the specs....
Originally Posted by conan48
Contrast rating is 300,000:1, up from 100,000:1 on the AE4000.
Is it still using the D7 panels? So we're going to be talking what 10,000:1 sequential contrast in calibrated mode? Cine4Home only got 7700:1 out of the AE4000 in Cinema1/Eco.
Lumen spec has been increased from 1600 lumens on the AE4000 to 2000 lumens on the AE7000, primarily by increasing lamp wattage from 165 to 200.
So, maybe 700 Lumens in Eco and 1000-1200 in High lamp (calibrated of course.
Many of the features of the AE4000 have been brought forward in this new model, including the 2x powered zoom lens, Lens Memory for switching from 16:9 to 2.35, frame creation (including frame creation for 3D), splitscreen calibration, wave form monitor, etc.
Blurovision, I mean Smoothscreen?
I think this will be my next projector. People who think LCD panels are slower then LCOS will be in for a surprise. My Epson 6500 and Epson 8500 both had amazing motion and better then the JVC RS50.
That with or without Frame Interpolation?
Makes sense to go with new LCD panels as LCOS is not capable (not sure why) of 2000 lumens.
Nor will this machine be, not in a remotely calibrated mode.
For those who need a refresher on Panasonic specs vs reality:http://www.cine4home.de/tests/projek...E4000testa.htm
Anyway, I'm sure this is going to be hugely popular like the AE4000 was/is. But I'll be sticking with my Planar I think (unless something like the Vango or better comes out at a lower price point).