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I upgraded from the AE900U and am happy. I've seen a few people upgrading from the AX100. When did the AX100 first come out?

The AX100 is the successor to the AE900 (at least I'm pretty sure it is). I got mine at the end of 2007 (I think).
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I am currently ready to pull the trigger on the 7000 but have a couple questions that i hope someone here can help me with....

My projector will be 17ft from the screen. I originally was going to go with a 108" 16:9 screen.. but now i am thinking about a 2:35 screen but i am unfamiliar with the lens zoom on this projector .. So with a press of a button it will go from 16:9 to 2:35??

IS 2:35 the way to ?? and will my throw distance be too far back for a bright picture on a 1.0 gain screen?

According to the Projcentrals calc i would be pushing it a bit..if im reading it right.

thanks..

You are correct. Select the ratio of the material (or let the projector do it for you) and it will zoom in/out to fill the screen.

I vote 2.35.

I use my AE3000 with a 129" wide 2.37:1 screen (1.16 gain) and love the results. My projector is ~17' back from the screen. The 16:9 area has a 111" diagonal. It's the best of both worlds. I would assume that the AE7000 would only be better (I hope to upgrade soon).
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Well I emailed Visual Apex about my order and found out that it is shipping today, but the 3D glasses are backordered until sometime in January. I had to order a pair of Epson glasses just so I could be able use the 3D function of the projector until the Panasonic glasses are back in stock. Apparently the Panasonic glasses that will ship in January will be a new version that will give a brighter image.
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Which glasses are you using when using this feature?

3rd gen panasonic glasses
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3rd gen panasonic glasses

Nice! I was concerned that you had to use glasses supplied by the video board manufacture and was wondering how that could work since it wouldn't know about the processing delays internal to the projector and hence have phase shift error which shows up as severe ghosting. Dang! That was one long sentence!

Anyway, it's nice to know the video card passes enough info through for everything to be handled correctly by the projector.
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I just watched Jurrasic Park on Blu-ray last night on my 7000 and I gotta say...it's the best presentation of this classic that I've EVER seen, even the original theater showing. The picture was so crisp and clear and motion was so precise that it was like looking out of a window at the live actors. Impressive

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Hey wolfie, I am about to test my 4D setup with that movie next week, still building angle iron braces to attach to the bottoms of my recliners for the buttkickers. Should be enjoyable can't wait. I have not seen that movie since the 90's
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Defective units aside, is there anyone out there who bought the 7000 who thinks it wasn't a good purchase? ONLY judging on picture quality?

I'm just curious to get a general opinion, most of us have had them for well over a month now.

I am 100% satisfied with my picture quality both 3D and 2D.
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Well I emailed Visual Apex about my order and found out that it is shipping today, but the 3D glasses are backordered until sometime in January.

Do you know the model number? I thought the Panasonic TY-EW3D2MU on Amazon was the 3rd gen?

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Do you know the model number? I thought the Panasonic TY-EW3D2MU on Amazon was the 3rd gen?

3rd gen glasses are TY-EW3D3MU
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Can someone better explain the frame creation modes. The manual only says stuff like mode 2 for theater and 3 for fast action.
I am guessing use 2 or off for traditional movies and 3 for sports?

Also, I tried 3 for fun and for movies and TV shows it was kind of freaky. But when I turned it to "off", it still seems to be almost "too realistic". I am wondering if I missed a setting.
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Defective units aside, is there anyone out there who bought the 7000 who thinks it wasn't a good purchase? ONLY judging on picture quality?

I'm just curious to get a general opinion, most of us have had them for well over a month now.

I am 100% satisfied with my picture quality both 3D and 2D.

Duke what was your previous projector and how do they compare in picture quality?
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Do you know the model number? I thought the Panasonic TY-EW3D2MU on Amazon was the 3rd gen?

I thought the 2MU means 2nd generation and 3MU means 3rd.

I ordered the TY-EW3D3MU from Amazon over the weekend. Amazon had them listed at $55 even thought they are out of stock. It said they were expecting more Dec. 3rd, so I took a chance. Now they are back to to $99 though Amazon (not a 3rd party), so I guess you have to keep an eye on the prices.
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Duke what was your previous projector and how do they compare in picture quality?

My last PJ was Panny 4000. Definately an improvement.
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Hey wolfie, I am about to test my 4D setup with that movie next week, still building angle iron braces to attach to the bottoms of my recliners for the buttkickers. Should be enjoyable can't wait. I have not seen that movie since the 90's

Is this a standard Buttkicker or one with 3D motion control? Or, is there a Jurassic Park in 3D? Thanks.
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Hey wolfie, I am about to test my 4D setup with that movie next week, still building angle iron braces to attach to the bottoms of my recliners for the buttkickers. Should be enjoyable can't wait. I have not seen that movie since the 90's

You have the advantage, sir. My wife wouldn't allow the ButtKickers, so I'm limited in my experience. Should be an awe-inspiring presentation, one worth having friends over (the ones who actually like this movie).

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You have the advantage, sir. My wife wouldn't allow the ButtKickers, so I'm limited in my experience. Should be an awe-inspiring presentation, one worth having friends over (the ones who actually like this movie).

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and 12,000 watts driving them to move the 2x10 floors.
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How do you eat popcorn with those vibrations..
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Time to get a NEW WIFE I have (6) Butt Kickers
and 12,000 watts driving them to move the 2x10 floors.

Hey Doc, how do you like the kickers? I am curious to see how different the movie experience will be with them. I have the 6 connected to a Behrenger EPX 4000 watt amp. Big investment hope its really worth it, I will find out next week once these friggin supports get built.

@Wolfie my wife knows nothing about them yet, I will present them to her as my xmas gift from her, at 90% off retail cost in HER mind. ;-)

@ carey p - Standard Buttkicker Advance units.
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Defective units aside, is there anyone out there who bought the 7000 who thinks it wasn't a good purchase? ONLY judging on picture quality?

I'm just curious to get a general opinion, most of us have had them for well over a month now.

I am 100% satisfied with my picture quality both 3D and 2D.

The only thing I am disappointed in is the black levels. I have a 135" screen, dedicated theater room, dark walls, ceiling, black rug in front of the screen as well as black velvet curtains on the walls next to the screen. I'm coming from an Epson 8350 and the black levels are only minimally better looking to me. I guess I was just hoping for more. I just ordered a 133" Da-Lite High Contrast High Power screen so I will post my updated thoughts when I install it.
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So my 7000 arrived today from PP. I have to say, so far so good with PP's service. Anyway, what are the things I should look for when I set up the projector to make sure it's not defective? Convergence, dead pixels, etc? Anybody know what the bulb hour limit is before being able to return the unit?

I'm probably just being paranoid, but want to know before I play with this thing for hours on end.
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So my 7000 arrived today from PP. I have to say, so far so good with PP's service. Anyway, what are the things I should look for when I set up the projector to make sure it's not defective? Convergence, dead pixels, etc? Anybody know what the bulb hour limit is before being able to return the unit?

I'm probably just being paranoid, but want to know before I play with this thing for hours on end.

PP told me their policy is no questions asked returns if the bulb is under 4 hours.

Also, find an HD animated show or movie, watch it a few minutes and then switch to frame creation mode 3 in the advanced picture menu. You should quickly see a big difference.
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I from Brazil and I just bought the panasonic Ptae 7000u, I would like to know if anyone report a problem about the image being flickering, customer service at projector people say they have a solution but so far they didnt email back, I already try to use a "power surge'' from Monster but the problem remains. Appreciate any help.Thanks
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Defective units aside, is there anyone out there who bought the 7000 who thinks it wasn't a good purchase? ONLY judging on picture quality?

I'm just curious to get a general opinion, most of us have had them for well over a month now.

I am 100% satisfied with my picture quality both 3D and 2D.

It's maybe not as sharp as I had hoped but it's definitely brighter than my old ae4000. In 3D mode there is more ghosting than I had imagined, especially with text, it's not bad by any means.
Oh, I notice more grain in movies for some reason but perhaps that's because I have the detail clarity and sharpness dialed up to compensate for the projector's lack of natural sharpness?
Aside from those minor gripes it's a great projector. I certainly notice the extra detail in 3D compared to a 720p DLP.
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It's maybe not as sharp as I had hoped but it's definitely brighter than my old ae4000. In 3D mode there is more ghosting than I had imagined, especially with text, it's not bad by any means.
Oh, I notice more grain in movies for some reason but perhaps that's because I have the detail clarity and sharpness dialed up to compensate for the projector's lack of natural sharpness?

Yes, I wish we could analyze this grain effect and get some more opinions. I've noticed it too and I think others have also mentioned it. I bet more people see it but are not talking about it or don't realize it. I've tried to subdue the effect by setting sharpness to 0, Detail Clarity no more than 1 and setting NR at 1 to smooth it out slightly. It seems to help, but I'm wondering if the projector is showing so much more detail that we are not used to seeing (if not coming from DLP I guess). Thoughts?
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Lens memory is zoom, zoom is how you get diffrerent ratios

I agree. If both ratio's are in lens memory either a 16:9 or 2:35 screen should be fine. Same scenario if the ratios of the screen was reversed. There was a similiar convo about 2:35 height vs 16:9, due to black bars being spilled on the screen borders when changed to a 16:9 ratio (for example) since 16:9 has more screen height compared to 2:35. This also brings into account the projected image height from the ceiling since black bars at the top can spill on the ceiling if the projection height is too high.

I'm currently working on installing recessed lighting on the front screen that will be using 2:35 or 2:40. Since screen height is smaller I can work on bringing the actual screen down more for when 16:9 is used.
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I thought the 2MU means 2nd generation and 3MU means 3rd.

I ordered the TY-EW3D3MU from Amazon over the weekend. Amazon had them listed at $55 even thought they are out of stock. It said they were expecting more Dec. 3rd, so I took a chance. Now they are back to to $99 though Amazon (not a 3rd party), so I guess you have to keep an eye on the prices.

Yup, you're right! I went back and checked my Amazon order. I ordered the Panasonic TY-EW3D3MPK2. So I think these are 3rd gen. Or, I could have goofed in my hurry. Amazon makes it so damn easy to order something!

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I purchased a Panasonic specific mount from Chief back when I purchased the PT-AE1000U and was able to use it when I upgraded to the 3000U and 4000U. I took advantage of the black friday deals on the 7000U and I'm wondering if I can still use the same mount on the new projector? I know the chassis is redesigned but I'm hoping the mounting holes are in the same positions. Can anyone confirm?
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I purchased a Panasonic specific mount from Chief back when I purchased the PT-AE1000U and was able to use it when I upgraded to the 3000U and 4000U. I took advantage of the black friday deals on the 7000U and I'm wondering if I can still use the same mount on the new projector? I know the chassis is redesigned but I'm hoping the mounting holes are in the same positions. Can anyone confirm?

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I from Brazil and I just bought the panasonic Ptae 7000u, I would like to know if anyone report a problem about the image being flickering, customer service at projector people say they have a solution but so far they didnt email back, I already try to use a "power surge'' from Monster but the problem remains. Appreciate any help.Thanks

If you read through all the post on this thread you will find someone that had this problem, and other discussions about it. It has nothing to do with power to the projector. It has to do with the lamp itself.
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It's maybe not as sharp as I had hoped but it's definitely brighter than my old ae4000. In 3D mode there is more ghosting than I had imagined, especially with text, it's not bad by any means.
Oh, I notice more grain in movies for some reason but perhaps that's because I have the detail clarity and sharpness dialed up to compensate for the projector's lack of natural sharpness?
Aside from those minor gripes it's a great projector. I certainly notice the extra detail in 3D compared to a 720p DLP.

By chance are you using keystone correction? Keystone correction is electronic not optical so if it's not set to neutral it will reduce sharpness in the picture because it uses pixel dithering to achieve its results. Also be sure you focus your projector using lines, not a picture.
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