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post #1 of 10 Old 10-06-2013, 02:11 PM - Thread Starter
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The three projectors I have owned have all been Panasonic. I have not once in 10 years been bothered by the screendoor effect, even though I sit just 1 x screen width away (slightly more than 2 m at 16:9). Yesterday the lamp of my PT-AE3000 died on me (while watching the final season of BB!), having clocked in at over 1800 hours. I'm seriously considering upgrading rather than replacing the lamp, the JVC DLA-35 being one possible choice due to its black levels. I'm just a little worried if screendoor effect may now be an issue. I don't want to make the picture smaller, I really enjoy the immersive effect of sitting at 1 x screen width. Would I be better off sticking with a Panasonic such as the PT-AE6000(/8000)? My HT room is close to batcave dark, eyesight not perfect but pretty good as I'm wearing contact lenses.
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i have no experience with panasonic to compare, but with the x35 and a really crappy screen, i need to be inside .5x screen width to make out pixel structure.

you could also consider finding an eshift model on sale and have far less pixel structure than other 1080p projectors, maybe even let you sit closer tongue.gif

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No need to worry, JVC's have higher fill factor than LCD's.

I have to get within a foot of my 128" wide screen to see the RS10's pixels.

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Thanks to the both of you, that does sound encouraging.
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Hmm... given the JVC line is far more expensive than the Panasonic, what about SDE on the Epson 5020 (or 5030)?

I've got the same concern, as I've had a Panny for 8 years - only 720p, but no SDE - that desperately needs replacing. Was wanting to stick to the ~$2500 - unless the Optoma 91 really is all that, in which case I'd jump.

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Hmm... given the JVC line is far more expensive than the Panasonic, what about SDE on the Epson 5020 (or 5030)?

I've got the same concern, as I've had a Panny for 8 years - only 720p, but no SDE - that desperately needs replacing. Was wanting to stick to the ~$2500 - unless the Optoma 91 really is all that, in which case I'd jump.

jvc x35 can be had for around the 2500 mark. get some quotes before you decide.

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I also recommend talking to Mike (avs5) here on the forum, he's been very good at recommend deals for several installs I've done for various people
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I have been a Panasonic owner for the past 8 years, (AE900 and AE2000) and I am also concerned about screen door effect with other brands of projectors given the Smooth Screen Technology in the Panasonic. I decided to pull the trigger on an Epson 5030UB and it will be here tomorrow so I will report back once I have a chance to take a look and compare it with my AE2000.

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Casey - any update on the SDE?

I sit 11 feet back from a 133" screen - so basically 1.0x... but still don't even notice SDE at half that.

The Epson is what I'm leaning towards now, as the kids would love 3D.

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I am extremely happy with the Epson 5030! The SDE is not an issue at all for me on this projector. I sit 12' away from a 106" screen. I need to be about 4' away from the screen to see the SDE. 3D is great on this PJ even though I'm not really a fan of 3D. Color was very accurate out of the box. Using Natural Mode - ECO lamp setting and had Ken Whitcomb calibrate it. Getting about 19 ft lamberts of light output on my 1.0 gain screen.

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