Hey guys, it's your weekly WilliamG Saga Update!
I was away for a week, so my neighbors brought in the (not-fixed, totally-working-within-spec-yeah-right) PT-AE8000U that UPS dumped on my doorstep. Of course, why would Panasonic request a signature for a multi-thousand dollar item?
Anyway, check this out. Awesome.
I'm really not sure why Panasonic decided that the original double-boxed packaging and styrofoam wasn't enough for their projector. Very wasteful.
What's with the extra foam stuff?
You can see the lens cover imprint on the grey foam. The lens cap was shifted somewhat off the lens itself! The material itself isn't very hard, so I think the lens cap was shifted by a tech off the lens when the projector was boxed. That imprint is at an angle, and not flat like it would be if it had directly come in contact with the projector at the correct angle.
And then you can see the nice scratch they decided to put on the top of the projector.
Also note the plastic bag, despite my packing the projector in the original white, foam packaging.
Awesome, right? AWESOME!