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post #8311 of 8492
Just got one of these on audiogon with 1150 total hours on bulb and unit for 700 plus shipping I cannot wait I feel like i stole it from him.
post #8312 of 8492
Assuming u get a working unit without problems
post #8313 of 8492
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Originally Posted by swirl54 View Post

Just got one of these on audiogon with 1150 total hours on bulb and unit for 700 plus shipping I cannot wait I feel like i stole it from him.

Indeed, that was a great price considering this is still a great performer when properly set-up & calibrated.

Best of luck!

Jason
post #8314 of 8492
I hope it all works good ugh now I'm worried
post #8315 of 8492
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Originally Posted by swirl54 View Post

I hope it all works good ugh now I'm worried

I would not sit around worrying about it, the Panasonic's in general have had excellent reliability (their build quality and QC is better than many other brands).

Jason
post #8316 of 8492
Our the pureland supply lamps good for this unit?
post #8317 of 8492
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Originally Posted by swirl54 View Post

Our the pureland supply lamps good for this unit?

Read this thread before buying from them....

http://www.avsforum.com/t/1224781/anyone-tried-pureglare-replacement-lamps#post_23081771
post #8318 of 8492
They are different companies though, no? Pureland and Pureglare. One based in PA and the other in CA

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I personally will never buy from anywhere but B&H or Provantage when it comes to bulbs and only genuine PANASONIC bulbs. There are so many horror stories that saving a few bucks isn't worth the potential nightmare and poor performance.
post #8319 of 8492
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Originally Posted by m. zillch View Post

They are different companies though, no? Pureland and Pureglare. One based in PA and the other in CA

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I personally will never buy from anywhere but B&H or Provantage when it comes to bulbs and only genuine PANASONIC bulbs. There are so many horror stories that saving a few bucks isn't worth the potential nightmare and poor performance.

Okay, I missed that, thanks.
post #8320 of 8492
Only official panasonic lamps then thanks a lot guys.
post #8321 of 8492
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Originally Posted by Sheridan1952 View Post

Read this thread before buying from them....

http://www.avsforum.com/t/1224781/anyone-tried-pureglare-replacement-lamps#post_23081771

I would not be afraid of the Pureland lamps. Pureglare seems like a nightmare company. I have purchased two from Pureland with no problems. Have one in my Epson 8500UB with about 1100 hours on it now.
post #8322 of 8492
No, you're right. I mis-read his post, fortunately, I was corrected. I'd delete it, but then the thread wouldn't read right.
post #8323 of 8492
Where can you find these projectors for $800?
I just bought a second home with a dedicated theater room. After making it my own,(black walls and ceiling with grey crown molding), I put my flagship projector there.
My problem is I miss it in my old home. I put up my old AX200 but now I really see the difference. I'm toying with the idea of buying another AE 4000 because I can't afford a AE 7000 or 8000.
I logged on to this thread to check the reliability of this PJ and found that you love your projector after 4 years as much as I do.
post #8324 of 8492
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Originally Posted by Bujee1 View Post

Where can you find these projectors for $800?
I just bought a second home with a dedicated theater room. After making it my own,(black walls and ceiling with grey crown molding), I put my flagship projector there.
My problem is I miss it in my old home. I put up my old AX200 but now I really see the difference. I'm toying with the idea of buying another AE 4000 because I can't afford a AE 7000 or 8000.
I logged on to this thread to check the reliability of this PJ and found that you love your projector after 4 years as much as I do.

Check Ebay http://www.ebay.com/itm/271142803360?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1423.l2649
or the classifieds on AVS site. The one I tracked was just over $800 check the ebay link. Also I have seen some on Craigslist.
post #8325 of 8492
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Panasonic-PT-AE4000U-LCD-Projector-512-hours-use-w-accessories-dust-cover-/251246092238?pt=US_Video_Projectors&hash=item3a7f6f1fce A little more than $800 for sure lower hrs on the bulb.
Mine has over 2,000 hours now and still running like a champ. 3 years old. I only ran it on eco-mode in a dedicate home theater.
I too would like to get my hands on the AE8000 but I will wait til i see them on ebay in 2-3 years time.
post #8326 of 8492
Here a recent one posted on AVS classifieds. Maybe they will come down a bit. http://www.avsforum.com/t/1463455/panny-ptae-4000-hd-projector
post #8327 of 8492
Thanks for the tips. I'm going to troll eBay and wait for my deal. It pains me that one was available in Pasedena. That's not far from me.
post #8328 of 8492
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Originally Posted by leckian View Post

I would not be afraid of the Pureland lamps. Pureglare seems like a nightmare company. I have purchased two from Pureland with no problems. Have one in my Epson 8500UB with about 1100 hours on it now.

I bought from Pureland just recently and their replacement bulb seems to work just fine so far. They are also located only about a 2 hour drive from me, so I can show up at their door if needed. smile.gif
post #8329 of 8492
Cybersage, did your bulb come with a replacement air filter too?
post #8330 of 8492
It did not, though my current air filter is quite clean. I clean it out monthly, just in case, and it is never very bad. It is washable - just make sure you let it fully dry before putting it back in. I vacuum mine out again after washing it, just to be sure.
post #8331 of 8492
I just replaced my lamp. I wanted to be totally sure I got a genuine Panasonic lamp and not an equivalent. This is not easy to assess in the vendor's web sites products description. I was specifically looking for the "replacement air filter included" in the description. I finally went with B&H Photo of New York. They have it a a fair price and reasonable shipping (I'm in Canada).

Well! Lamp, projector and owner are happy now! smile.gif
post #8332 of 8492
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Originally Posted by deromax View Post

I wanted to be totally sure I got a genuine Panasonic lamp and not an equivalent. This is not easy to assess in the vendor's web sites products description.
[emphasis mine]

Boy is that an understatement. I hear you and had exactly the same problem and consider myself to be a pretty astute shopper.

-"Panasonic 4000 equivalent lamp (bulb)" FAKE
-"Panasonic genuine 4000 replacement bulb" FAKE. If you have a genuine Panasonic 4000 projector, then this product will indeed replace the bulb . wink.gif
-"Genuine Panasonic 4000, factory replacement bulb for the PTAE4000 projector" FAKE. Your projector might be "genuine", and this bulb is made in some factory, not a backyard or kitchen, but you still aren't getting the real deal.
-"Genuine Panasonic PTAE4000 projector part, model #: ET-LAE4000 replacement lamp" FAKE. What you are buying isn't the original, it is a replacement for ET-LAE4000 lamp. Get it? Pretty sneaky.

P.S. +1 for B&H. They are legit, ship fast, and of the dozens of times I've ordered from them, the one time I ever did have an issue (which was UPS's fault really, not theirs) their customer service guy I contacted was attentive and on the ball.
Edited by m. zillch - 6/21/13 at 12:20pm
post #8333 of 8492
I saw a web site having multiples instances of "Only genuine lamps" plastered on their pages, even featuring an article about the "conterfeit lamps phenomenon". When asked, they could not tell me if the ET-LAE4000 unit they are selling have the air filter. Enough said!
post #8334 of 8492
I like B&H because of an incident I had with UPS stealing a laptop and saying they delivered it. B&H is Jewish owned and run (you can tell from their holiday schedule and "Please note that B&H does not process web orders from Friday evening to Saturday evening."). I told them UPS said they delivered the laptop Friday evening after Sundown. I told them I was home during the delivery time because my Shabbat candles last three hours. It was nice to have them fully understand instantly. smile.gif

I also could back it up with my security camera showing no delivery during that timeframe - but they did not even ask for it. They shipped out a replacement instantly and took it up with UPS themselves.
post #8335 of 8492
Just a note: I just ordered a replacement bulb from ProVantage and it's $75US cheaper than at B&H. Since I live near the border I drive over and pick it up at the UPS Store, so I don't know what international shipping would be like from ProVantage vs. B&H, but for $75 it might be worth considering.

Mike

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/search?Ntt=ET-LAE4000&N=0&InitialSearch=yes&sts=ma&Top+Nav-Search=

http://www.provantage.com/panasonic-et-lae4000~7PANP0H0.htm
post #8336 of 8492
^Did it come with an extra air filter assembly?

P.S. Also, currently B&H's price is $349.95 [but out of stock] when you place the item in your cart "for the most up to date price", with free shipping [UPS in my experience]. Provantage, is $305.42 + $15.20 ground shipping (at least to where I live in the US) = $320.62. So not "$75 cheaper", but yes, less expensive by $29.33. Just sayin'.
Edited by m. zillch - 6/22/13 at 11:35am
post #8337 of 8492
Yes, the ProVantage package is the genuine Panasonic part, with the new air filter.

And shipping for me is only $9.95 to upstate NY.
post #8338 of 8492
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Originally Posted by Michael Sargent View Post

Yes, the ProVantage package is the genuine Panasonic part, with the new air filter.

And shipping for me is only $9.95 to upstate NY.

Good information, thanks. My pj is at 2050 hours, all under Eco-mode, so no warnings yet. Looks like the price difference is less now - Provantage is $310.46 + $6.95 ground shipping to Arizona, and B&H is $349.95 w/free standard shipping. So, still $30ish less at Provantage currently.
Edited by CochiseGuy - 7/7/13 at 8:37am
post #8339 of 8492
My PT-AE4000 got zapped by lightning. Not a direct hit on the A/C side, but probably an induced voltage on the HDMI line that killed the HDMI inputs. The projector lights up, the menus show up fine, and I think that the VGA input is still working (doesn't sync properly to the one device I tried it with, but you could see it was close). But all three HDMI inputs are dead.

So does anyone want to buy a 4 year old AE4000 with no HDMI? It has a brand new bulb (less than 200 hours usage) that should be worth $300. Comes with original box, remote, manuals, etc. I'm not guaranteeing anything, but if someone wants to make it worth my while, they can pick it up (south of Ottawa, Ontario), or I'll ship it if you pay the shipping.

Otherwise, it's off to the recyclers.

Thanks,
Mike

P.S. I looked around for a more appropriate area for this, but didn't see any. Let me know if this isn't the right place.

P.P.S. I also have a Denon AVR4308CI with blown HDMI outputs that I'll list somewhere here.
Edited by Michael Sargent - 8/24/13 at 7:53am
post #8340 of 8492
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Originally Posted by Michael Sargent View Post

My PT-AE4000 got zapped by lightning. Not a direct hit on the A/C side, but probably an induced voltage on the HDMI line that killed the HDMI inputs. The projector lights up, the menus show up fine, and I think that the VGA input is still working (doesn't sync properly to the one device I tried it with, but you could see it was close). But all three HDMI inputs are dead.

So does anyone want to buy a 4 year old AE4000 with no HDMI? It has a brand new bulb (less than 200 hours usage) that should be worth $300. Comes with original box, remote, manuals, etc. I'm not guaranteeing anything, but if someone wants to make it worth my while, they can pick it up (south of Ottawa, Ontario), or I'll ship it if you pay the shipping.

Otherwise, it's off to the recyclers.

Thanks,
Mike

P.S. I looked around for a more appropriate area for this, but didn't see any. Let me know if this isn't the right place.

P.P.S. I also have a Denon AVR4308CI with blown HDMI outputs that I'll list somewhere here.

I am sorry for your loss! frown.gif

I would also list it in the Classifieds/Video Source Items forum. You can put up a post in www.videogon.com as well, you never know.
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