Originally Posted by jmcguire525
I'm just interested in what B&H will say when someone buys it and the rebate isn't honored, they clearly have $699 after rebate listed on the website!
Well, I guess I'm one of the fortunate ones.
Bought my Panny ar 100 from B&H February 26...for $1499.
I sent in for my my rebate to Panasonic upon receiving the projector March 1
WITH the $1499 receipt
I saw that B&H had dropped the price March 1 to to $999. OUCH!
I called B&H and they quickly and very nicely refunded $500 credit to my Card.
I Called Panasonic, at their Refund headquartes listed on their web site, and spoke with a representative. She stated, " all sales prior to March 1 and before February listed date start of rebate will be credited."
It was kinda fairly priced at $1499, The $300 rebate is what pushed me toward it and not the 8350. And now at $999 it's a great buy. But, at $699, no tax or shipping....it was killer.
This is a VERY nice projector. Issues about fan noise are a non-issue. Fact is, it's rated better than the 8350 @ 28db
Ceiling Mounted 13 ft from a 133" diag. 1.1 gain screen makes it just about as close as it can get for that screen size at wide angle. Windows on either side of the roll up screen and windows to the rear allow LOTs of light.
This thing over powers that light for a fine picture. But, with light control, it's really pristeen in Cinema 1 on eco.
Vertical and horizonal shift is also a non-issue. This thing should be mountable in any setup you could throw at in a residential structure.http://photos1.zillow.com/p_e/IS-1ttjcha0crhi5.jpg
The above picture was taken with flash....so of course their will be wash out.
But, it gives you an idea. This is a 26 x 38 ft second story family room that I built over an existing cathedral ceiling first floor livingroom