Not completely sure what they mean by "panning skip", but the first time I used the Pro8200 I did notice the image motion was -sometimes- not as smooth as the image projected by my AX200.
Of course, one is DLP while the other uses LCD technology.
The first time I auditioned a DLP projector, I visited a local store that had the Optoma HD20 set up and displaying the "Avatar" bluray.
My initial impression was that the image lacked a bit of smoothness.
Some scenes looked as if the BD player was in a sort of "slow motion mode".
I'm not sure if this is a recurrent matter with sub $1000 DLP projectors, but I have noticed it *occasionally* and it doesn't bother me frequently enough. As a side note, I watched the Superbowl in HD this weekend with some friends and everyone had nothing but good compliments to say about my Pro8200.
This weekend my unit also went through 2 factory resets. For the first time I heard voices coming from the PJ's speakers even though it was OFF.
This seems to be caused by the audio carried via the HDMI port and can be "prevented" by turning on "Green Mode" on the settings menu (according to Art). Of course, that's a temporary fix until the projector resets again.
Finally, I'm sad to report yet one more issue... The projector seems to briefly loose connection while playing a bluray every once in a while.
The logo white screen appears for around a sec and then it automatically reconnects.
It happened around 7 times during the 2 hour movie.
This might have something to do with my particular setup, but I will appreciate if other users are having similar HDMI issues to report back (before I upgrade my BD player's firmware or mess with anything else).
I think the problem has something to do with the HDMI Deep Color feature - I had it turned off before the problems started.
Lets hope we hear good news from VS soon.