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Originally Posted by Jubrown View Post
Hey everyone,

Just looking for some advice here, as i'm nearly ready to pull the trigger on an AE8000, but it seems like a lot of people are complaining about Black Levels. Especially when comparing to the JVC's.

I can accept that the JVC X500 is a better projector... it should be, as it is significantly more. In Canada, I can get this projector for $2200 vs $5000 for the JVC. Its a substantial difference.

My question is, for all of you who own the Panny, Would you spend more than double for the JVC if you were buying today? Any regrets with the AE8000?

I should add that the main reason I am looking at these two models is for the lens memories. I will be projecting onto a 130-138" 2.35 AT screen from about 15 ft away, in a light controlled, dedicated theater.

Keep in mind you are asking this question in the AE-8000's owner's thread and the answers will be biased of course, towards purchasing the AE-8000.

Ask this same question in any of the JVC owner's thread and of course they will say get the JVC.

It really is up to you to draw the line and decide what YOUR needs are and how long you can stretch your bugdet.

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Originally Posted by m. zillch View Post
Here, without me lifting a finger, you can see that the auto calibration has indeed placed the 100% and 0% levels exactly where they should be:

The horizontal line right above the words "HBO transmission test" shows where I placed the sampling scan line.

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Great idea. I've seen the off air too...def will dvr it myself. I did use the patterns on my wow disc as well.

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