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Old 10-21-2014, 01:58 PM
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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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Originally Posted by quietmouse View Post
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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