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1499 brand new is a steal!!!!

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Just pulled the trigger on this projector will be going 140XD with the Masking panels (I went with Non AT panels) going to move my speakers in 19" or so -

thanks for all your feedback ... BTW bought through a large dealer this morning online before they opened and there was a price drop on the 8000 today ! they notified me of the price drop. I was expecting to be pitched a extended warranty etc.... no funny business just good old customer service .. very refreshing ....

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Just my 2 cents... We moved our left and right speakers to the outer edges of the screen, and it improved the sound stage to where sounds were then coming from where they were on the screen.

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Just my 2 cents... We moved our left and right speakers to the outer edges of the screen, and it improved the sound stage to where sounds were then coming from where they were on the screen.
agreed...only time i HATE this though..is when the actor is on the extreme side of the scope screen but the mixer left the dialogue in the center channel...screws with imaging...
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@brianhoakes ,

There are only three authorized retailers right now for projectors from Panasonic.

B&H Photo
Projector People
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AIG

Make sure you purchased from one of these three (they are now on sale at $1500 through 2/9/15) to ensure you have warranty coverage!

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^ and panasonic is ocd about warranties and rebates. $1500 is a fantastic price.

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Yep it was one of the 3 mentioned... I have been keeping up with projectors for about 12 years now in hopes to finally have our "forever home" to build out a space .... I never thought that I would spend as little as 1500.00 for a quality projector... got to love moore's law and competition.

On a different note - might need to post in different area - does ATMOS support Front Wide Channels ? if so I might keep my inwall Triads inside the masking area.
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yes in a 7.1.4 it does...

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Last I remember, i didnt think atmos supported wides...maybe I confused it with something else then...

To get a better pj with similar features would be 3k-4k...like the jvc 4910. But I like the savings over the improvements a higher model may offer. Plus, I'll wait to upgrade for a laser pj when they go mainstream then spend more right now...the 8000 will hold over just fine till then.

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I am wiring for 9.1.4 but will be running 7.1 on a 4 year old Denon until Atmos is out for a while ...
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I have a PT-AU4000U and am considering upgrading to the 8000U. I don't care about 3D. Two questions: This is a great price, but is it worth the upgrade in terms of picture quality and other features? and if I'm not using 3D, will I need to upgrade my HDMI cables? I run a 25-foot HDMI cable to the projector from my Onkyo TXNR 3009 receiver.
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I have a PT-AU4000U and am considering upgrading to the 8000U. I don't care about 3D. Two questions: This is a great price, but is it worth the upgrade in terms of picture quality and other features? and if I'm not using 3D, will I need to upgrade my HDMI cables? I run a 25-foot HDMI cable to the projector from my Onkyo TXNR 3009 receiver.
Yes, worth it. You won't need new hdmi, but if you got the urge, the cable is priced very low on monoprice...cheaper if a deal comes on slickdeals.net.
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Just saw that new price. Makes me think it's now worth it to upgrade from my AE7000. They must be about to announce a 4K.

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I predict Panasonic is getting out of the projector business.

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This triggered my alert on slickdeals.. I know that this is a fantastic price but I am not in a hurry since I don't have a dedicated space yet! Anyone has any thoughts of this going any lower or should I just snap one up now?? Thanks!!!
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If you don't have an end date in sight for your theater space and will leave this boxed up it's a tough call. Will it be a few years? 4K will be here by then?


This deal has a nice 3 year warranty, and it is quite a nice projector at an unbeatable price. It just depends on how long your theater completion roadmap is. Having seen a lot of projectors in home theater setups with my g2g travels -- 1080p doesn't get that much better than this IMO --- which is probably why Panasonic hasn't released a new model since late 2012. (If they aren't trying to get out of the projector business entirely).
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This triggered my alert on slickdeals.. I know that this is a fantastic price but I am not in a hurry since I don't have a dedicated space yet! Anyone has any thoughts of this going any lower or should I just snap one up now?? Thanks!!!
Brand new with lens memory motorized focus 1080p pj with 3 yr warranty...ur set for 3 years until next gen tech picks up and is more cost effective. This is a proven pj for 3+ yrs. More pros than cons. Get it if you can use it within a few months. Price may drop more in 6 months if they closeout the model...but maybe 100 or 200 more. Worth the wait? Nah.
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If you don't have an end date in sight for your theater space and will leave this boxed up it's a tough call. Will it be a few years? 4K will be here by then?


This deal has a nice 3 year warranty, and it is quite a nice projector at an unbeatable price. It just depends on how long your theater completion roadmap is. Having seen a lot of projectors in home theater setups with my g2g travels -- 1080p doesn't get that much better than this IMO --- which is probably why Panasonic hasn't released a new model since late 2012. (If they aren't trying to get out of the projector business entirely).
When are the 4K ones estimated to hit the market? I do have space for a dedicated theater but it is in the attic (no basement in this house) .. my idea was not to try and build one until we move to a place that has a basement for which we have no set timeline right now. Maybe this purchase will push me to actually make use of the fantastic finished attic space we have! Btw, I looked at the pictures of your setup it looks awesome!

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Brand new with lens memory motorized focus 1080p pj with 3 yr warranty...ur set for 3 years until next gen tech picks up and is more cost effective. This is a proven pj for 3+ yrs. More pros than cons. Get it if you can use it within a few months. Price may drop more in 6 months if they closeout the model...but maybe 100 or 200 more. Worth the wait? Nah.
It sounded like this was on sale around $1799 during BF and now it has dropped to $1499. I was trying to figure out has this pretty much bottomed out at this price point or is there more room for it to come down in price since there is no *burning* need for one right this moment. But from what you said, if the play is only for another $100 - 200 bucks might as well pick one up now and start enjoying it!

Also, which seller is preferred bhphoto or projector central in terms of service if you end up with some issue with the product?
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When are the 4K ones estimated to hit the market? I do have space for a dedicated theater but it is in the attic (no basement in this house) .. my idea was not to try and build one until we move to a place that has a basement for which we have no set timeline right now. Maybe this purchase will push me to actually make use of the fantastic finished attic space we have! Btw, I looked at the pictures of your setup it looks awesome!



It sounded like this was on sale around $1799 during BF and now it has dropped to $1499. I was trying to figure out has this pretty much bottomed out at this price point or is there more room for it to come down in price since there is no *burning* need for one right this moment. But from what you said, if the play is only for another $100 - 200 bucks might as well pick one up now and start enjoying it!

Also, which seller is preferred bhphoto or projector central in terms of service if you end up with some issue with the product?
BF deal was 1599 at BH and some others. BH is fast and reliable...service is great. I buy lots of things from there. Use their mobile app on your phone and checkout with Google Wallet in there... you might get an extra $25 off if they are still offering the promo for using their app&GW. You can still input any credit card.

4k coming to $1500 price range is a long way off...couple years at minimum is my guess. 1080p is plenty... I've using a 176" and no pixels can be seen from more than 6'+ feet anyway.

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