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Hey guys,
So far we've only heard first impressions from 2 people who received theirs. Thanks Zero and dragon for taking the time.

Surely there must be more than 2 guys on AVS that ordered the AE2000.
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I would like to hear opinions on what people think of the AE2000 vs the Sim2 (I know they should be in a different "league", especailly with different technology being used) - or a JVC RS1..

Just like researching the best bang for the buck...which doesn't necessarily mean the price tag is cheap.

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So far we've only heard first impressions from 2 people who received theirs. Thanks Zero and dragon for taking the time.

Surely there must be more than 2 guys on AVS that ordered the AE2000.

Yes but they are all watching movies!

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Or at work.

Exactly. My wife confirmed the projector is sitting on my theater floor just waiting! I'm going to try to sneak out early this afternoon and will post once I get things setup.
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I would like to hear opinions on what people think of the AE2000 vs the Sim2 (I know they should be in a different "league", especailly with different technology being used) - or a JVC RS1..

Just like researching the best bang for the buck...which doesn't necessarily mean the price tag is cheap.

-ELmO

I think you know my stance on this, but you really need to take a look at each of them and weigh how much extra that additional 5-10% of performance is worth based on a 2 or 3 times increase in price. I also suggest you also take a look at the premium products of yesteryear ($10k-$25k) and see how they stack up today.

If value, money, or wanting current technology (by flipping them every year or two) is at all a concern, the answer is pretty clear in my mind.
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Zeroendless,

How do games look on the new projector? Just curious as my setup would be a PS3/360/Wii...

Thanks, and love the pics...
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Hey guys,
So far we've only heard first impressions from 2 people who received theirs. Thanks Zero and dragon for taking the time.

Surely there must be more than 2 guys on AVS that ordered the AE2000.


My ae2000 comes friday.I will post a quick take then 'then will sit back and take the time to really see what it can do.Have ax100 now with carada bw 110in screen
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you wlil post a quick take and take pics, THEN sit back and take the time to really see what it can do. Got it Friend?

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Got my AE2000 Today!!


Here's my quick take on it after 15 minutes of viewing and no calibration:


One Word: EXCELLENT!!


Compared to my current Sony VW-50: Brighter picture, contrast maybe slightly better, and more "pop" to the image. Right now, I'm playing with the settings on "Normal" picture mode. Colors are a little off in "Dynamic" mode. Very, very quiet machine. If somebody can tell me how to post some pics, I'll post a couple. So far, very impressive for a projector at this price.
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Can you get hte pictures in JPG format? If you can email them to me, I can help post them for you - let me know.

You can use a multitude of sites, imageshack.us is just one of them.

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AE2000 Pics--straight out-of-the-box:
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I'm making myself wait until Monday to pull the trigger, but its going to be tough will all the good impressions so far. Want to make sure my first projector is a good one
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Just a reminder guys:


Take these screenshot for what's it's really worth.....just a taste. There's too many variables involved that can affect what you really see on your monitor. To get a true sense of what this projector can really do, you have to audition it.....just like what you would do when you want to buy a new speaker.
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AE2000 Pics--straight out-of-the-box:

I know you really can't tell alot from screenshots but that first pic was great. I'm a DLP guy but even the pic had pop, I imagine it looks much better in person.

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I know you really can't tell alot from screenshots but that first pic was great. I'm a DLP guy but even the pic had pop, I imagine it looks much better in person.

Mike

I'm sure with some tweaking and proper calibration, the image would be incredible. Even straight out-of-the-box, what I saw was very, very good. I'm just in awe of how far the LCD has come.
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I'm sure with some tweaking and proper calibration, the image would be incredible. Even straight out-of-the-box, what I saw was very, very good. I'm just in awe of how far the LCD has come.

Thanks for posting pic PSB.Please post any settings you like.Or should a tweak thread be started for the ae2000.What screen are you using also.
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Have you tried it in color1, the most accurate color mode. How does it compare to the Pearl in that mode?

What mode was the pics taken in?
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....Oh one more thing.......this thing is Sharp!.....as in tack sharp. More sharpness than my Sony VW-50. HD images on Blu-Ray and HD-DVD look awesome! Black levels as good as my Sony Pearl. I played a few minutes of a standard DVD movie and the image was pretty decent, too. More images to come.
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The amount of misalignment is varies from one unit to amount. that's just part of the risk buying a LCD.

Did you notice if the problem varies with zoom and lens-shift settings? It may be the lens the one to blame and not the panels.

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But, If i were to choose, i rather NOT having SS because like pixel misalignment, you can't see a darn thing from 1.5x. This is 1080p era. Panny need to include option to turn SS off.

Would you say that there's a sharpness issue with the AE2000? Could you compare it with other 1080 PJs, like eg Optoma HD80 or Benq W9000 or Sony VW60 (if you have seen any them, of course)?

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Thanks for posting pic PSB.Please post any settings you like.Or should a tweak thread be started for the ae2000.What screen are you using also.


My screen is a 110" Da-Lite Cinemavision.
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Have you tried it in color1, the most accurate color mode. How does it compare to the Pearl in that mode?

What mode was the pics taken in?


Haven't tried color 1 yet......so far, just playing around in "normal" and "dynamic" mode. The pics were taken in "normal' mode. Overall, from what I've seen so far, the image quality surpasses my Pearl.
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How "sturdy" is the lens shift? I've heard that the JVC has had problems due to a plastic lens shift gear. The Pearl's was one of the only remote shifted lenses.


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Problems due to SVS subwoofers. RobZ, everytime I see your avatar I think of Gremlins instead of Yoda.

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....Oh one more thing.......this thing is Sharp!.....as in tack sharp. More sharpness than my Sony VW-50. HD images on Blu-Ray and HD-DVD look awesome! Black levels as good as my Sony Pearl. I played a few minutes of a standard DVD movie and the image was pretty decent, too. More images to come.

PSB,

How does it perform with some slight ambient light? Can you take a screenshot of that?

I am soooo jealous
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This thread reminds me of Grease (not that I've ever watched it ).

"Tell me more. Tell me more. Like does it look really sharp?"

"Tell me more. Tell me more. Do it's blacks look real dark?"




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Problems due to SVS subwoofers.

Huh? Are you telling me my PB12 Plus/2 is going to shake any projector I use?? I just installed my component rack next to it, and every time King Kong roared, the 1/4" ply back panel resonated like an air horn! That I can fix, but not a projector.

I've yet to buy my projector. It's either the Panny 200, 2000, or the new 1080p Sanyo.
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Huh? Are you telling me my PB12 Plus/2 is going to shake any projector I use?? I just installed my component rack next to it, and every time King Kong roared, the 1/4" ply back panel resonated like an air horn! That I can fix, but not a projector.

I've yet to buy my projector. It's either the Panny 200, 2000, or the new 1080p Sanyo.

Thats only the RS1.


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More Pics:

Pic1: Normal mode (my favorite so far)
Pic2: Dynamic mode (brighter but colors off for now)
Pic3: Color1 mode

These are straight out-of-the-box pics w/no tweaking done. Pics were taken w/ a "cheap" Canon compact digital camera.....
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