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post #181 of 4527 Old 09-09-2004, 11:16 PM
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Matt,

Did you also notice that the Panasonic web site lists the MSRP for the AE300/L300 as $2799.99? Therefore, I'm guessing that they are still showing the prices as of the original release date. When I bought my L300 in Februaary 2003, the street prices (from AVS Forum dealers) was consideraby less than the current listed MSRP (and it's even cheaper now).

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post #182 of 4527 Old 09-09-2004, 11:39 PM
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In Germany MRSP is 1999 but some dealers are taking orders at 1657 already.

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Originally posted by xframe88
remember it is a newer panel too,

Are you saying this is not the the D4 panel that was used in the AE500?

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The AE700 has the same D4 panel. D5 panels are not out yet.

Someday maybe I'll actually WATCH my projector...
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Mods,

Can this thread be made a sticky ? If it keeps slipping off the first page, some one may start a new thread.

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Done.

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Originally posted by madpoet
The AE700 has the same D4 panel. D5 panels are not out yet.

Thanks poet, though as much - just wanted some confirmation. Am looking forwad to comparisons with the HS51 and the new Sharp DLP.

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EDIT: No pricing or dealer info.

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can anyone who attended CEDIA give us a review on this unit?
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Try this thread:
http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showt...hreadid=444814
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Can someone double check my math here...

For an 80" wide screen, you should be able to place the projector up to 20" to the left or right of the screen (as long as you stay fairly even vertically with the screen). This is based on the .25H shown in the .pdf.

I would guess that a placement such as this wouldn't be a problem with a matte white screen. But... I've read that with the higher gain, ambient light rejection screens an off center placement might be an issue.

I would need to also buy a pulldown screen with this PJ. Having to place it offset, I'm guessing I might be stuck with matte white.

Comments? Does anyone have experience with this type setup with any PJ with lens shift?
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How does the Sanyo Z3 compare to the 700?

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Was the Z3 shown??
Where have you guys found to be the best source for CEDIA info, Ive found Audioholics web site pretty good.
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I put some AE700 thoughts in this thread...

http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showt...62#post4335862
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How does the Sanyo Z3 compare to the 700?


How would we know ? Neither is out yet.

The future can never beat the past. Be Nostalgic !!
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Well with a statement like "The future can never beat the past. Be Nostalgic !!" at the end of your message, you may as well stick with the AE100 or Z1 anyway :P
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Originally posted by Flippermatt
How would we know ? Neither is out yet.

Well, both were originally supposed to be at CEDIA. Sanyo pulled out of the show at the last minute though. So, we cannot compare...

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All these new cool PJ coming out!

Is this likely to convert DLP fans given the higher res , or is LCD love it or hate it? And yeah, they suck for bright rooms right?
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Originally posted by dakyman
Well with a statement like "The future can never beat the past. Be Nostalgic !!" at the end of your message, you may as well stick with the AE100 or Z1 anyway :P

I´ll stick with the ae-700, You stick with your mama.

The future can never beat the past. Be Nostalgic !!
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I'll say it again. There is the need for another big shootout soon. All these cool projectors. AE700 - Z3 - PJ TX100 - Infocus 5000 etc etc. Once they are all out there, it will be interesting to see how things settle.

Any chance all these mid-priced 1280 x 720 LCD projectors all competing for our dollars may cause the prices to drop just a little bit or at least moderate them a bit? It would be nice if competition kept the prices from balooning. I fear that the companies will pull one of the old "Well, now that the technology has been tested and proven, we're going to improve the PJ's and give you more toys but make you pay more"...basically taking a cool and fairly inexpensive technology that lets people buy into quite reasonabley, and takes the next step up and places it out of most peoples reach. Hope the gaps are kept small. I wonder if there's a market for Panasonic to do another 960 x 540 like Sanyo is doing with ZX1 or whatever its called.

So does anyone smell a barrage of local area shootouts this winter?
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What does this mean? Taken from ae700 specs.

"Lampensparmodus 2 Modi "

Does this mean 2 modus for eco and 1 for normal. Or is it the same old 2 modus in total.

And specs says 26db in normal modus, this must be wrong. Ain't it 26db in eco modus?

In 2003 japan got the AE500 first, but now it looks like the rest of the world gets the ae700 first. Strange.

Looks like i have to rebuild my ceiling mount to fit the 700!

Not waiting for a perfect projector anymore!
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Originally posted by Borg
Can someone double check my math here...

For an 80" wide screen, you should be able to place the projector up to 20" to the left or right of the screen (as long as you stay fairly even vertically with the screen). This is based on the .25H shown in the .pdf.

I would guess that a placement such as this wouldn't be a problem with a matte white screen. But... I've read that with the higher gain, ambient light rejection screens an off center placement might be an issue.

I would need to also buy a pulldown screen with this PJ. Having to place it offset, I'm guessing I might be stuck with matte white.

Comments? Does anyone have experience with this type setup with any PJ with lens shift?

Anyone have comments about screen choice with this type setup with this PJ? By the way, pj central now has the details:
http://www.projectorcentral.com/Pana...-PT-AE700U.htm
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My understanding is that you can offset the projector in the horizontal plane by 0.25 * screen width. This means that for an 80" wide screen, the projector can be 20" horizontally offset from the centre which will be 20" in from the edge and not 20" outside the edge.

Hope this helps.

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Yeah, thats what I show too, thanks!
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PJ central says 5000 hour lamp life for the 700 in their Cedia report. Wow! Read what they have to say about the pixel structure.... I'm looking forward to their full review.

http://www.projectorcentral.com/cedia_2004.htm
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I'd also like to know what allowances - if any these companies have made to prevent problems like dust blobs occuring on their new projectors.
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What kind of screen do you chose for this projector ? And what HDMI cable ?

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hmm, the CEDIA report says that it will be shipping in 4-6 weeks. But a press release posted by someone earlier in this thread says that it will be shipping late September:

http://www.panasonic.com/consumer_el...12&cont_id=774

I just called their consumer line (800-221-7262). Actually, I called their consumer line, who argued with me that it was an industrial product, so then I called the industrial line, who told me that it was a consumer product, and then I called the consumer line again.

Anyway, the second time I called, I managed to convince the sales rep to ask around to see if anyone knew when it would be available. She came back, and said that no one had any information about this product at all. I told her that a panasonic press release listed end of September as a release date, and asked if that was reasonable. All she could say was "well, that usually means that it would be available late September or early October". Thanks
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You really have to love Panasonic customer service.

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This projector seems like a good compromise for me. I am building my theater right now and have been intending to buy a fairly high-end single chip HD2+ unit. The more that I think about it, I would really like to invest in a 3 chipper DLP and could live with a lower end bridge unit.

I think this unit has some nice pluses, especially lens shift and the big zoom. I will have a fairly long throw.

Could I get away with pairing this with a 110" Studiotek 130 or is there a screen that I am not considering for use with a future 3 chip DLP and this box?

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