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Thanks for responding. The thing is, you can play the game in 2d but for some reason it loads in 3d by default so I was wondering if anyone had a work around for this that can be solved through the ps3? Like it would be in 3d on my hdtv so I had to use the hdtv menu and change it to 2d so I wonder if there is a way to somewhat do the same thing but obviously do it through the ps3 since you can't obviously adjust it through the projector. Thanks.

You'll likely find the answer to your problem in the Official PS3 Master Thread.

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Thank you very much Mr.G! Yes I saw their price at a slashed $1799?! So shot them an email! Noticed the screen bundle as well, but to be honest I really hadn't thought that far. Hoping for a 100'-120" throw size i guess but won't really know for sure until the 100 is in the basement.

My situation is an open concept, not dedicated with a bar etc. My movie viewing area screen wall is 13' wide, length is 22+ and my ceiling height 7' 1/2.

Using the same product value principle as the projector, i would want the best budget screen I could get to compliment the PT-AR100U.

You may want to consider their screen bundle if the price is right, their value priced screens are of acceptable quality. I'm sure the salesperson will throw out recommendations.

Assuming you are putting the screen on the 13 foot (156") wide wall I would go with at least the 120" screen. It's amazing how quickly you can get accustomed to a screen size and wish you had gone for something larger.

Another point is the 22 foot throw range. Are you putting the projector to the back of the room? It won't work with the 100" screen, you will have bring it closer. It's always best to strive for at least the mid-point in a projector's throw.

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Thanks again for the guidance and recommendation Mr. G, I will strongly consider the screen bundle now! Thx for the link and awesome to hear that 120" is possible! Bigger the better for sure!! Yes and I should of clarified, the room length is 22'+ but I certainly will be placing the projector in middle somewhere after testing etc. very excited now!
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You'll likely find the answer to your problem in the Official PS3 Master Thread.

Nice find, Ill check it out, thanks.
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i agree with you, don't see the point of getting this projector over the 4000.thank you lt6Lgn
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i agree with you, don't see the point of getting this projector over the 4000.thank you lt6Lgn

The title of this thread was an error by the OP thinking (or hoping) that the AR100U was the replacement for the 4000U projector when in fact it was the replacement for the Panasonic PT-AX200U.

The AR100U and 4000U were designed for different home theater purposes and have different strengths/weaknesses but excel at what they were created to do.

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me too, I don't see the point of getting this projector over the 4000,thank you KswUgB

Yeah me too. Thanks for this obvious hack attempt - much the one from alarttoy.

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Another 2 post spammer/hacker, time to alert the administrator. Sigh.

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Seriously?! Give me a break. On a positive note, unboxed my PT-AR100U this weekend and considering the conditions, unfinished basement and temporary 100" plastic white board from Home Depot, I am blown away with this projector's output! Razor sharp detail and eyepoppping color! Black levels as to be expected, but with some calibration and future ELUNIVISION 110" screen I only expect dark details to greatly improve. Overall cannot be happier, especially operating in ECO mode with the whisper quiet fan! Special Thanks to Mr.G and everyone else's positive experiences with their PT-AR100U throughout this very informative thread! Sincerely Jim Means
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Im about to pull the trigger on this projector getting a sweet deal under 1000 my question is how far more advanced id this panny compared to my old Samsung sph710ae a great projector btw
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Im about to pull the trigger on this projector getting a sweet deal under 1000 my question is how far more advanced id this panny compared to my old Samsung sph710ae a great projector btw

Are you sure you really want to be looking at the Panasonic (2011) which is LCD while your Samsung (2005) is DLP? If so, below are the main differences.

Panasonic versus Samsung

Brightness (lumens): 2800 vs 700
Contrast: 50,000:1 vs 2800:1
Audible Noise (eco mode): 29 dB vs 28 dB
Weight: 19 lbs vs 19.8 lbs
Size (inches): 5.4 x 18.5 x 15.0 vs 6.9 x 15.1 x 16.7
Native Resolution: 1920x1080 vs 1280x720
HDTV Formats: 720p, 1080i, 1080p/24, 1080p/50, 525i, 575i, 575p, 576i, 576p, 625i, 625p, 1125i vs 720p, 1080i, 576i, 576p
Digital Input: HDMI vs DVI-D (HDCP)
Throw Dist (feet): 8.0 - 29.0 vs 6.0 - 34.0

There are many new and inexpensive DLP projectors that have recently come on the market if you decide to stay with DLP technology.

A new AR100U for less than a $1000 is a sweet deal.

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Believe me I like my Sammy but it's old and I wouldn't be considering it had I not gotten sure a great deal. I know the specs are better but was wondering if it would translate on the screen? My understanding is that 3 LCD is generally considered better then a single chip dlp
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Any word from Panasonic on a replacement to the AR100U...perhaps with 3D? Or are they going to milk this model for another year?
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Believe me I like my Sammy but it's old and I wouldn't be considering it had I not gotten sure a great deal. I know the specs are better but was wondering if it would translate on the screen? My understanding is that 3 LCD is generally considered better then a single chip dlp

DLP is still considered the better technology picture-wise, just ask any DLP advocate. However LCD provides an alternate solution for those sensitive to RBE. Since you've used your single chip DLP for many years without problem I would guess you'd be fine with any of the current crop of DLP (BenQ, Optoma) projectors under $1500. That said the AR100U still delivers an outstanding picture for a $1300 1080p projector. It's bright with great color punch and without a doubt an upgrade over your Sammy.

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Any word from Panasonic on a replacement to the AR100U...perhaps with 3D? Or are they going to milk this model for another year?

I posted the latest news (and link) from the IFA Show (Berlin) going on through September 11 in the other AR100U thread. No new projectors were announced by Panasonic. It seems they are concentrating on their new Ultra HD HDTV for the time being. Since Panasonic has traditionally shipped new projectors in September or October I think the deadline has passed.

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Hello All


Recently bought the PTAR100u! I was looking for some help with Arts calibration.


So it says the adjustments are for Rec709 and Dynamic in the paragraph above his quick call, which I listed below.

So I would think you start on default dynamic and make the changes below which I get.

I'm confused due to the paragraph says Rec709 but above Arts settings it says Cinema.
So what do you start with Cinema or Rec709?

Also do you need to make any other changes or just the ones listed below?

Thanks



PT-AR100U RGB Settings

Below are Mike's adjustments for the REC 709 and Dynamic modes. Again, the goal of "best" is a great looking 6500K grayscale, and the goal of a "brightest" mode is to improve a bright mode in terms of color as it relates to watchability, but without compromising brightness too much..

PT-AR100U Post Calibration settings:

Cinema (on User 1) Quick Cal of Dynamic (on User 2)
Contrast R = 5 R= 10
G = -4 G= -15
B = -4 B= -15
Brightness R = -2 R= 0
G = 0 G= 0
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Hello All

Recently bought the PTAR100u! I was looking for some help with Arts calibration.

So it says the adjustments are for Rec709 and Dynamic in the paragraph above his quick call, which I listed below.

So I would think you start on default dynamic and make the changes below which I get.

I'm confused due to the paragraph says Rec709 but above Arts settings it says Cinema.
So what do you start with Cinema or Rec709?

Also do you need to make any other changes or just the ones listed below?

Thanks

John, you are right Art's review can be confusingly written at times. If you read his complete review he also makes mention of 3D on the AR100U when clearly it is NOT a 3D projector.

In the context of these settings Cinema is Rec709. Yes, it is confusing because the AR100U has a specific mode named Cinema.



That said you should realize everyone's setup is different especially when considering the type of screen used. It's always best to calibrate your projector using a calibration disc. Here's some good advice that AVS member (airscapes) wrote for a different projector recently:
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As for projector user settings, download and burn the AVS 709 disk to a DVD and play it in your PS3 (plays in a Blu-ray player only but burns to standard DVD). There is a pdf instruction manual in the first page of the thread and there are videos on the disk that explain how to set the basics. As your lamp age, room conditions and screen effect the image using other peoples settings does nothing, set them yourself correctly with the disk.

http://www.avsforum.com/t/948496/avs-hd-709-blu-ray-mp4-calibration/0_100

Why not copy settings?
http://www.tlvexp.ca/2012/12/the-fruits-of-copying-settings-the-pioneer-lottery/

I would forget about calibrating Dynamic since there is little chance you will use this mode but certainly your choice. Rec709 on the other hand is the one a film purist would use for movies. On my AR100U I only calibrated the Rec709 settings but I rarely use this mode and prefer to watch most HD material on the Vivid Cinema (uncalibrated) - just a personal preference.

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Are these ever available Refurbished?
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Are these ever available Refurbished?

Rarely. If you find a source post back here.

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great.you are right,I think the phrase "epic failure" is more appropriate too,thank you

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great.you are right,I think the phrase "epic failure" is more appropriate too,thank you
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What there is - is a failure to filter out spam like yours in threads.

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So i am at 2300 hours and now looking for a replacement bulb, i usually buy from projector people but they are $100 higher than google ads. Of course finding who has real units or "Compatible" units is a bear.
may end up paying more from PP to get a real no worry unit
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So i am at 2300 hours and now looking for a replacement bulb, i usually buy from projector people but they are $100 higher than google ads. Of course finding who has real units or "Compatible" units is a bear. May end up paying more from PP to get a real no worry unit

Try Provantage. They have the real deal.

http://www.provantage.com/panasonic-et-laa110~7PANP0T6.htm

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I've been waiting for a sale or for the price to come down this projector for years. As far as I can tell, it's not going to happen

They win, I guess.

I'm tired of nursing along my old Panasonic. Ae100u?...I've forgotten.

But since it's been a few years since I research, does this projector have any good competitors come out?

My screen is 160 inches diag and the pj is 18.5 feet from the screen.

Medium light control but mostly evening viewing.

Need to step up to high def and need lots of light

Any thoughts appreciated.

Thanks

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I've been waiting for a sale or for the price to come down this projector for years. As far as I can tell, it's not going to happen

They win, I guess.

I'm tired of nursing along my old Panasonic. Ae100u?...I've forgotten.

But since it's been a few years since I research, does this projector have any good competitors come out?

My screen is 160 inches diag and the pj is 18.5 feet from the screen.

Medium light control but mostly evening viewing.

Need to step up to high def and need lots of light

Any thoughts appreciated.

Thanks

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If you were using the AE100 with a 160" (16:9) screen you were only getting 99 lux according the Panasonic calculator.

Compare this to the AR100U which would give you 397 lux, a considerable difference.

If you were mistaken and actually own the AX100 the reading would be 283 lux.

With that large of a screen and from that distance the AR100U seems ideal for your home theater, a definite upgrade.

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Sorry. Should have said 900u.
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Sorry. Should have said 900u.

Better yet. I upgraded from the 900U and the AR100U is a vast improvement IMO.

http://www.avsforum.com/t/1358778/panasonic-pt-ar100-msrp-1-999-4000u-replacement-kind-of/450#post_21689435

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Looking to buy one if these projectors does any one know if there are going to be any sales on Black Friday or cyber Monday.
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Looking to buy one if these projectors does any one know if there are going to be any sales on Black Friday or cyber Monday.

Unlikely but nothing is impossible.

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