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post #7621 of 8492
Thanks for the suggestion. I appreciate any help. I took the thing apart, warranty be damned, and blew it out. Looked great for about an hour and, wouldn't you knew it, got a new blob in a different spot. It's probably the same particle getting dislodged by me blowing it out then getting caught up in the exhaust fan current and landing somewhere else. Lord this is annoying. Anyone know which LCD panel is the green one? The blob is a lovely bright green.

Thanks again everyone.

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post #7622 of 8492
Just pulled a trigger on this unit. At $2200 brand new with warranty and extra bulb was a deal too good to pass up on. Now to source a great 136" for it
post #7623 of 8492
Quote:
Originally Posted by Liaury View Post

I've looked up this feature from both manuals and spec sheet. I'm new to projectors and sometimes I have to look twice, three times to digest the information. I could be wrong so that's why I'm asking.

PT-AE7000 spec link: Notice there is a height range that starts in the negative (above the screen).

http://panasonic.net/avc/projector/p...positions.html


PT-AE4000 spec link: Notice no negative H (above screen) in the height range.

http://panasonic.net/avc/projector/p...positions.html

To clarify, I want to project both 2.35:1 and 16:9 images on a 2.35:1 screen.

Edited: for easier links

The mounting limitation for CIH (project both 2.35:1 and 16:9 images on a 2.35;1 screen) with zooming method is due to the fact vertical lenshift is manual (versus electronic), not a function of the lens shift range itself. Both Panny PT-AE7K and PT-AE4K models have manual lenshifts. So you will have to plan the same way: The 7K's lens has to be at or below the top of the screen.

We were discussing electronic lens shift as a desirable new feature on a replacement for Panny 4K. But I guess the 3D took a much higher priority.
post #7624 of 8492
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Originally Posted by jjmbxkb View Post

Both Panny PT-AE7K and PT-AE4K models have manual lenshifts. So you will have to plan the same way: The 7K's lens has to be at or below the top of the screen.

That's not what the 7K setup diagram shows. Looks like they changed the way the image moves when zoomed so that the projector can now be significantly above the top of the screen and still do CIH using the lens memory. That would be a big improvement if true.
post #7625 of 8492
Quote:
Originally Posted by jjmbxkb View Post

The mounting limitation for CIH (project both 2.35:1 and 16:9 images on a 2.35;1 screen) with zooming method is due to the fact vertical lenshift is manual (versus electronic), not a function of the lens shift range itself. Both Panny PT-AE7K and PT-AE4K models have manual lenshifts. So you will have to plan the same way: The 7K's lens has to be at or below the top of the screen.

We were discussing electronic lens shift as a desirable new feature on a replacement for Panny 4K. But I guess the 3D took a much higher priority.

From what I can see in the 7K manual, lens shift is both manual and electronic. Also, the electronic lens shift is part of the adjustments that can be saved in lens memory.

Page 72 (and other pages too)
https://eww.pavc.panasonic.co.jp/pro...0ENGLISH_U.pdf
post #7626 of 8492
Quote:
Originally Posted by Liaury View Post

From what I can see in the 7K manual, lens shift is both manual and electronic. Also, the electronic lens shift is part of the adjustments that can be saved in lens memory.

Page 72 (and other pages too)
https://eww.pavc.panasonic.co.jp/pro...0ENGLISH_U.pdf

The electronic control is not lens shift, it's the V-Area adjustments. V-Area moves up or down the image WITHIN a fixed 16:9 projected area. Lens shift moves the entire projected area.

Thanks.
post #7627 of 8492
I just picked this unit up with a free bulb for under $1999! First viewing on a bedsheet and my kids and myself were blown away with the picture and cinema experience.Can hardly wait to get a screen!Thinking of maybe going with a Carada 120" 2.35:1 scope.Not sure yet on the ratio.
post #7628 of 8492
Quote:
Originally Posted by jjmbxkb View Post

The electronic control is not lens shift, it's the V-Area adjustments. V-Area moves up or down the image WITHIN a fixed 16:9 projected area. Lens shift moves the entire projected area.

Thanks.

Ah, OK, thanks.
post #7629 of 8492
Quote:
Originally Posted by kriktsemaj99 View Post

That's not what the 7K setup diagram shows. Looks like they changed the way the image moves when zoomed so that the projector can now be significantly above the top of the screen and still do CIH using the lens memory. That would be a big improvement if true.

Hi, kriktsemaj99: I quickly checked the pdf manual linked by Liaury. The diagrams seem to be illustrating the range of vertical lens shift, showing the projector above the screen by half the screen height. I don't think they are meant to show how to set up CIH with zooming and lens memories.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Liaury View Post

Ah, OK, thanks.

You are welcome. Good luck with the new projector.
post #7630 of 8492
Quote:
Originally Posted by digitaldaddy View Post

I just picked this unit up with a free bulb for under $1999! First viewing on a bedsheet and my kids and myself were blown away with the picture and cinema experience.Can hardly wait to get a screen!Thinking of maybe going with a Carada 120" 2.35:1 scope.Not sure yet on the ratio.

Hi, digitaldaddy: I'm helping a friend set up a projection system. He does not care for 3D, so this projector is on his short list. Do you mind sharing where you got such a good deal? Thanks.
post #7631 of 8492
Quote:
Originally Posted by jjmbxkb View Post

I quickly checked the pdf manual linked by Liaury. The diagrams seem to be illustrating the range of vertical lens shift, showing the projector above the screen by half the screen height. I don't think they are meant to show how to set up CIH with zooming and lens memories.

Actually it's not the diagram, it's the third table on that page, which is clearly for CIH setups using lens memory. But I guess we should talk about this in the 7K thread.
post #7632 of 8492
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Originally Posted by kriktsemaj99 View Post

... But I guess we should talk about this in the 7K thread.

Agreed. So many people already got it up and running. Somebody should have already tried it.
post #7633 of 8492
Clould you guys please recommend me a good mount for this PJ? My screen will be mounted at 6" below ceiling and it has a 5" border. The screen is a cinescope screen and as far as I know the PJ has to be mounted level or below top of the screen. So I think I need a mount that will let me have the lens at 12" from ceiling.

Will this work? http://www.electronicsforless.ca/sta...drop-2180.html
post #7634 of 8492
I've found tidbits of information on this thread and other places but can someone discuss the risks I am taking if I reset my lamp runtime counter in order to continue using the lamp past 2000hrs?

How likely is it for the bulb to burst and require cleaning out the projector? Any reports of it bursting and causing damage? etc

Thanks
post #7635 of 8492
Sorry if old news, but new to me-
$250 rebate is now available thru March---


http://www.projectorpeople.com/SLIS/...ate_033112.pdf
post #7636 of 8492
Quote:
Originally Posted by filetandrelease View Post

Sorry if old news, but new to me-
$250 rebate is now available thru March---


http://www.projectorpeople.com/SLIS/...ate_033112.pdf

Sweet deal! Glad I waited! This with the Audio General price mentioned a few pages back made me pull the trigger!
post #7637 of 8492
Never heard of Audio General--- are the reputable?
post #7638 of 8492
Very interesting. I was contemplating this unit until the AE7K was released but I wonder now if the extra $1250.00 is REALLY worth it??!!
post #7639 of 8492
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Originally Posted by Iusteve View Post

Very interesting. I was contemplating this unit until the AE7K was released but I wonder now if the extra $1250.00 is REALLY worth it??!!


So which reputable dealer has the best price (before rebate) along with a free bulb and a free 2nd year of warranty
post #7640 of 8492
No price talk here but I dont believe anyone is offering a free bulb AND 2nd year of warranty currently but I could be incorrect.
post #7641 of 8492
Quote:
Originally Posted by Iusteve View Post

Very interesting. I was contemplating this unit until the AE7K was released but I wonder now if the extra $1250.00 is REALLY worth it??!!

That obvioulsy depends on how important 3D is to you - the AE7000 has better contrast ratio and slightly better brightness, but the primary reason to go with a 7k over a 4k is it's 3D capabilities. And with no 3D TV programming and only 30 or so 3D Blu-ray titles, even if 3D is important to you, is $1250 more worth it for the maybe 10% of the viewing time you could enjoy 3D?

I have zero interest in 3D, for me something that requires special eyeglasses to see isn't real, one of the reason I enjoy High-def is because it looks so real to my eyes without any eyeglasses, etc. But I'm really happy Panasonic came out with AE7000 - that means the AE4000 will remain their top of the line 1080p 2D pj, and will retain its value well. Mine will be 2 years old this December, with under 1300 hours, and I become more pleased with it the longer I have it. (The relatively low hours on it is because I kept my AX200 720p pj and use it about 30% of the time for TV sports, DVD, and BD for which 1080p isn't that important, and save the hours on the 4k)
post #7642 of 8492
My neighbor received his ae7000 a few weeks ago. He combined that with a new oppo. He says the clarity and brightness are just freaky! I havent had a chance to check it out, but will soon.
post #7643 of 8492
There's a canadian vendor that's still offering a bulb but won't ship to US addresses.

As for Audio General, well they are an authorized panasonic vendor so the rebate applies. They seem to be a HT dealer. I should have it by Friday, will let you know if there's any issues.
post #7644 of 8492
Quote:
Originally Posted by Iusteve View Post

No price talk here but I dont believe anyone is offering a free bulb AND 2nd year of warranty currently but I could be incorrect.


How is that price talk? I asked which reputable vendor has the lowest price plus freebies. Audio General has a decent price and is offering a free second year of warranty. Just don't know how reputable they are.
post #7645 of 8492
You can get the second year warranty if you buy by Oct 31, just print form and send in-

Ordered my 4000 on Tuesday night from Audio General, shipped yesterday - here Monday. Great deal on the chief mount as well.

Great deal- 1869-250 rebate- free ship/no tax/cheapest prince on mount. Saved me $400 compared to if I would have bought 3 weeks ago from somewhere else I had been looking at....


Screen time!
post #7646 of 8492
Has anyone used the Monoprice mounts here for this projector?
post #7647 of 8492
Quote:
Originally Posted by Iusteve View Post

Has anyone used the Monoprice mounts here for this projector?

About to mount one tomorrow using this one from monoprice. Will let you know how it goes.

PJ from Audio General arrives tomorrow (2days from PA to MI).
post #7648 of 8492
Quote:
Originally Posted by filetandrelease View Post

You can get the second year warranty if you buy by Oct 31, just print form and send in-

Ordered my 4000 on Tuesday night from Audio General, shipped yesterday - here Monday. Great deal on the chief mount as well.

Great deal- 1869-250 rebate- free ship/no tax/cheapest prince on mount. Saved me $400 compared to if I would have bought 3 weeks ago from somewhere else I had been looking at....


Screen time!

I'm assuming the second year warranty is a dealer dependent thing, not universal? Does it cover the bulb?
post #7649 of 8492
Quote:
Originally Posted by jskibo View Post

About to mount one tomorrow using this one from monoprice. Will let you know how it goes.

PJ from Audio General arrives tomorrow (2days from PA to MI).

That one looks even better. Let me know how well it mounts. I ordered this projector yesterday so it should be here Monday or Tuesday.
post #7650 of 8492
Quote:
Originally Posted by Viche View Post

I'm assuming the second year warranty is a dealer dependent thing, not universal? Does it cover the bulb?

Its a universal, Panasonic deal.

http://www.projectorpeople.com/SLIS/...nty_103111.pdf
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