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post #3751 of 3764 Old 11-20-2014, 05:31 AM
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Ya I read how much you got them for. That is a steal! I wish I could find a deal like that.
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Is this projector still a good buy? Getting pretty old now in the tech world.

Here is the dilemma I face

Panny 8000 for $4300 with a 100" fixed frame screen worth $2500 for free
Benq W7500 with the same screen plus 2 sets of 3D glasses for $3900
Or a Sony HW55ES for $4200. No glasses and no screen.

I know the Sony is the better projector all around, better picture, better blacks, just better.

But I look at the Panny and it's lens is a big plus. I do love the DLP pop the Benq offers and the free glasses is a big bonus.

Is there much of a difference in PQ and blacks from the Panny and the Sony?
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Is this projector still a good buy? Getting pretty old now in the tech world.

Here is the dilemma I face

Panny 8000 for $4300 with a 100" fixed frame screen worth $2500 for free
Benq W7500 with the same screen plus 2 sets of 3D glasses for $3900
Or a Sony HW55ES for $4200. No glasses and no screen.

I know the Sony is the better projector all around, better picture, better blacks, just better.

But I look at the Panny and it's lens is a big plus. I do love the DLP pop the Benq offers and the free glasses is a big bonus.

Is there much of a difference in PQ and blacks from the Panny and the Sony?
While one projector may be good at one thing, another projector may be better at something else. It depends what you are using it for (movies, 3d, games, tv, etc). I use mine for lots of movies and games. Since I have a 2.35 screen I love the lens memory so it auto switches between aspect ratios and the input lag is low for gaming. Panasonic also had an awesome Black Friday deal last year that a lot of us here got so it was too good to pass up. I don't know too much about the Benq W7500, but the Sony does look nice from everything I've read. If it had lens memory I would have considered it. If I had to do it all over again this year, I'd get the Panny because you can still get a really good deal on it for it's price around this time of year.

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While one projector may be good at one thing, another projector may be better at something else. It depends what you are using it for (movies and 3d, games, tv, etc). I use mine for lots of movies and games. Since I have a 2.35 screen I love the lens memory so it auto switches between aspect ratios and the input lag is low for gaming. Panasonic also had an awesome Black Friday deal last year that a lot of us here got so it was too good to pass up. I'm don't know too much about the Benq W7500, but the Sony does look nice from everything I've read. If it had lens memory I would have considered it. If I had to do it all over again this year, I'd get the Panny because you can still get a really good deal on it for it's price around this time of year.
Thanks for the reply mate. Any suggestions on where to look on black Friday for a deal? What did you pay last year if I may ask?
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Thanks for the reply mate. Any suggestions on where to look on black Friday for a deal? What did you pay last year if I may ask?

Here you go......


Panasonic PTAE8000U projector $1699 and may be $100 rebate and 3 years warranty


I can't imagine Black Friday will be better.


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Thanks for the reply mate. Any suggestions on where to look on black Friday for a deal? What did you pay last year if I may ask?
The deal posted above by old corps is probably as good as it will be. That's about $150 cheaper than last year's deal if I remember correctly.

Edit: It looks like B&H also has the same deal and ships internationally as well. http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produc...D_3D_Home.html
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With the price at $1699, I'm going to pick one up as I want to do CIH. My room is 22'L x 12.5'W with 10' ceilings. I'm planning to do a 130" 2.35 screen which will give me a 104" 16:9. I'm trying to figure out where to mount the projector though. If I am reading the numbers on projectorcentral correctly, would a 16' throw give me enough light to do both with zooming?
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Yes. I have the exact size screen and use a 14.5' throw

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With the price at $1699, I'm going to pick one up as I want to do CIH. My room is 22'L x 12.5'W with 10' ceilings. I'm planning to do a 130" 2.35 screen which will give me a 104" 16:9. I'm trying to figure out where to mount the projector though. If I am reading the numbers on projectorcentral correctly, would a 16' throw give me enough light to do both with zooming?
I would wait till Black Friday or Cyber Monday. It is only a week.
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Did a Chat with Rich at PP and he said it will probably drop a little more on Black Friday. Said probably less than $100 more off.
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Is there any reason I shouldn't jump on one of these deals? I am sure they have a new projector in the works but I am also sure its going to cost a lot more than the current prices. I'm on the fence and just need a push in either direction. I currently that an Epson 8500UB if that helps any.
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Is there any reason I shouldn't jump on one of these deals? I am sure they have a new projector in the works but I am also sure its going to cost a lot more than the current prices. I'm on the fence and just need a push in either direction. I currently that an Epson 8500UB if that helps any.
I know matched with my Carada screen, it looks on par with my older Samsung TV. Which has a really nice picture, but not as nice as my newer D8000. I mean If you are a videophile you may find a lot of things wrong, but IMO it looks good out of the box. I was shocked how good HTTYD2 looked with this projector. I mean the colors and detail were pretty incredible for the price point.
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I agree with Reef! great PJ and for 1599...its a steal!

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