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Panasonic PT-AE2000

Can anyone help me identify a problem please?

No Image is being display apart from blue screen.
No options are available under PICTURE in onscreen menu.

bulb life is 1860H

Any suggestions?
Thanks in advance.
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1) Make sure the input is HDMI (assuming your player is)
2) Plug the player directly into the projector.
3) Try the other HDMI port
4) Try composite if those don't work. If that works the HDMI chip may be gone. Not the most uncommon problem.
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I can't believe I'm still using the AE2000.
It still works great.

However, I'm wondering what projector
on the market right now is comparable,
or slightly better than the AE2000? Any
chance such a projector can be had for
under $1000?

Thanks!
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there are some great projectors for 1k now, like the BenQ 1070 which I have seen on sale for 700, but it doesn't have the flexibility of the LCD projectors. I really like my Sony 55, but that was a lot more. I still greatly admire the Panny 2000 image.
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I think I have a burnt blue polarizer filter in my PT-AE2000. There is a yellow spot on the screen. I think buying a new prism block would cost more than what the projector is worth. So I wonder if anyone has a broken PT-AE2000 laying around that would be willing to sell that piece for a good price?
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I can't believe I'm still using the AE2000.
It still works great.

However, I'm wondering what projector
on the market right now is comparable,
or slightly better than the AE2000? Any
chance such a projector can be had for
under $1000?

Thanks!
I couldn't help but open an email that VA sent me the other day discounts on new projectors! They have served me well as I bought the 2000 and 8000 from them and they don't annoy me with emails maybe 4-6 per year. The pani 8000 is for sale $1499.00! hard to believe as I paid 3k on both the units and I don't think my 8000 is two years old. These units depreciate faster than new cars now!!
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I can't believe I'm still using the AE2000.
It still works great.
Thanks!
Hey !! You are not alone. I probably have been putting a few hours on my AE2000U every night for years.
I am on my 5th Lamp with 2K-3K hours on each using Hi Fan and mostly low power mode. They never burned out..I
just pick one up every couple years.

Every night I am impressed by the picture, and I see a lot of big screens in my work.
The sharpness of the focus is exceptional. I have seen later models that just would not focus anywhere near as sharp.

Yes, there is the minor uniformity issue, and the occasional dust blob to blow out, and the calibration controls could be better.
But after characterizing the controls, it calibrates quite well and produces an impressive picture.
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Hey !! You are not alone. I probably have been putting a few hours on my AE2000U every night for years.
I am on my 5th Lamp with 2K-3K hours on each using Hi Fan and mostly low power mode. They never burned out..I
just pick one up every couple years.

Every night I am impressed by the picture, and I see a lot of big screens in my work.
The sharpness of the focus is exceptional. I have seen later models that just would not focus anywhere near as sharp.

Yes, there is the minor uniformity issue, and the occasional dust blob to blow out, and the calibration controls could be better.
But after characterizing the controls, it calibrates quite well and produces an impressive picture.

I own the mighty Sony1000es 4K.
I also own the panny2000.


Put it this way-on certain material it is the Panny which performs better.


It is an incredible machine.
If you are looking for the "filmic" look-then Panasonic's AE series is the best out there(yes-better than JVC, Epson, BenQ or Sony).
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Where are people getting good replacement bulbs from?

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I own the mighty Sony1000es 4K.
I also own the panny2000.

Put it this way-on certain material it is the Panny which performs better.

It is an incredible machine.
If you are looking for the "filmic" look-then Panasonic's AE series is the best out there(yes-better than JVC, Epson, BenQ or Sony).
Wow that is quite the statement.

I get my lamps from either ProjectorPeople or B&H Photo
Price has always been $350.
Since I am in Canada, I just have them deliver to my hotel when I vacation in Florida, and carry it back.....except for last year, when I had it sent to my 90 year old aunt's residence in St.Louis. I arrived to find it unpacked, sitting on her kitchen counter, as she thought it was her birthday present...but had no idea what it was!

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Wow that is quite the statement.

I get my lamps from either ProjectorPeople or B&H Photo
Price has always been $350.
Since I am in Canada, I just have them deliver to my hotel when I vacation in Florida, and carry it back.....except for last year, when I had it sent to my 90 year old aunt's residence in St.Louis. I arrived to find it unpacked, sitting on her kitchen counter, as she thought it was her birthday present...but had no idea what it was!

No problem!


As an example I just watched the blu ray for Divergent on my Sony.
It is a poorly mastered disc-Lionsgate obviously don't understand the concept of how to eliminate colour banding.
IMHO it is unacceptable in 2015 that a Studio can do such a piss poor job.
The Sony 1000es acts like a magnifying glass-if something does not stand up to scrutiny under normal conditions(i.e watching with a regular 1080p projector)----the Sony will destroy it---grain levels spike-colour banding is even more pronounced ect ect.


I will say that the Panasonic AE2000 does have excellent colour gradation which does help to supress harsh banding--but it does not completely eliminate it.
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