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post #331 of 4428
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Originally Posted by luismanrara View Post

I propose removing the Ceiling Mount Bracket and putting the unit back in its original box after each use

Oh laugh if you will, but let me remind you that a projector dust cover is the first line of defence against dust blobs. Ceilings, popcorn ceilings in particular, are notorious for shedding all kinds of crap onto projectors.
I have had a Panny for 7 years and I don't have a single dust blob on the panels or in the optics and I think that is due to regular filter cleaning plus covering the lens and using a projector cover between shows.
post #332 of 4428
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Originally Posted by DigitalGriffin View Post

Case in point: Have you ever seen burn in on your LCD computer screen?

I have it on mine (LCD computer screen).
post #333 of 4428
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Originally Posted by Randito3 View Post


Im using the same ceiling mount I used for the Panny 900. I think it is a universal mount.

I'm also using the same mount. I had the ae-2000u.
post #334 of 4428
Mine came in from PP yesterday (a day earlier than The estimated delivery date). So far I'm impressed! It's a great upgrade from my ae3000. I did a dual hdmi output from my comcast dvr so I was able to do a side by side comparison. The 7000 definitely is brighter, with greatly improved colors and contrast. This is a given of course, but it's nice to compare the two projectors using the same content at the same time. I may be able to get some screenshots showing the differences if anyone is interested.

Next I watched inception blu ray. I used cinema 1 setting and it looked great, but I thought the skin tones were too red, so I need to experiment with some of the other settings.

Finally 3d. I tried steaming 3d from comcast, but apparently my dvr doesn't support it. Has anyone else had this problem? Was comcast able to replace it for you? The only 3d I was able to try was a ps3 download game (think it was called super stardust? It was like asteroids). It looked fantastic. It was late and I only was able to play for 5 minutes but it looked as good as any 3d I've seen. I'm excited to try some other sources. I have the 3rd gen glasses from panasonic. 3d was what I was most interested in, and I got the ae7000 because it sounded like it might have the best 3d in my price range. 2d is definitely important, but I knew that going from the ae3000 to the ae7000 would offer enough of an improvement to satisfy me.
post #335 of 4428
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Originally Posted by WizardOfZo View Post

I have been waiting 2 weeks for mine from Provatage, and they estimate mine are shipping by mid Oct

I ordered mine, there. Can't really beat $115 shipped. Ta for the info.
post #336 of 4428
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Originally Posted by gowgow View Post

Mine came in from PP yesterday (a day earlier than The estimated delivery date). So far I'm impressed! It's a great upgrade from my ae3000. I did a dual hdmi output from my comcast dvr so I was able to do a side by side comparison. The 7000 definitely is brighter, with greatly improved colors and contrast. This is a given of course, but it's nice to compare the two projectors using the same content at the same time. I may be able to get some screenshots showing the differences if anyone is interested.

Next I watched inception blu ray. I used cinema 1 setting and it looked great, but I thought the skin tones were too red, so I need to experiment with some of the other settings.

Finally 3d. I tried steaming 3d from comcast, but apparently my dvr doesn't support it. Has anyone else had this problem? Was comcast able to replace it for you? The only 3d I was able to try was a ps3 download game (think it was called super stardust? It was like asteroids). It looked fantastic. It was late and I only was able to play for 5 minutes but it looked as good as any 3d I've seen. I'm excited to try some other sources. I have the 3rd gen glasses from panasonic. 3d was what I was most interested in, and I got the ae7000 because it sounded like it might have the best 3d in my price range. 2d is definitely important, but I knew that going from the ae3000 to the ae7000 would offer enough of an improvement to satisfy me.

Thanks for this first impressions. I looking forward to reading others users review and seing some screenshots...
post #337 of 4428
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Originally Posted by gowgow View Post

Mine came in from PP yesterday (a day earlier than The estimated delivery date). So far I'm impressed! It's a great upgrade from my ae3000. I did a dual hdmi output from my comcast dvr so I was able to do a side by side comparison. The 7000 definitely is brighter, with greatly improved colors and contrast. This is a given of course, but it's nice to compare the two projectors using the same content at the same time. I may be able to get some screenshots showing the differences if anyone is interested.

Next I watched inception blu ray. I used cinema 1 setting and it looked great, but I thought the skin tones were too red, so I need to experiment with some of the other settings.

Finally 3d. I tried steaming 3d from comcast, but apparently my dvr doesn't support it. Has anyone else had this problem? Was comcast able to replace it for you? The only 3d I was able to try was a ps3 download game (think it was called super stardust? It was like asteroids). It looked fantastic. It was late and I only was able to play for 5 minutes but it looked as good as any 3d I've seen. I'm excited to try some other sources. I have the 3rd gen glasses from panasonic. 3d was what I was most interested in, and I got the ae7000 because it sounded like it might have the best 3d in my price range. 2d is definitely important, but I knew that going from the ae3000 to the ae7000 would offer enough of an improvement to satisfy me.

Definitely would like to see the screen shots! I have a 3000 and am contemplating the upgrade....
post #338 of 4428
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Originally Posted by mookie b View Post


definitely would like to see the screen shots! I have a 3000 and am contemplating the upgrade....

+1
post #339 of 4428
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Originally Posted by wovenlore View Post

Greetings All, I joined AVS just yesterday because after years of reading your opinions I had a question that wasn't asked by someone else:
Can some one give their thoughts on video game play on the 7000.
How's the lag? Do fine detail get fuzzy when you rapidly run through a scene?
What games are you testing on?
I typically run xbox360 or PCGames through HDMI.

The question was asked, and I've answered the lag question in detail. Read the last couple pages.
post #340 of 4428
i have just ordered mine from visualapex. it will take around 10-14 days to arrive since i am outside USA.
i would really appreciate if somebody post some photos and videos for their new HT Room.

can't wait
post #341 of 4428
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Originally Posted by taffman View Post

Oh laugh if you will, but let me remind you that a projector dust cover is the first line of defence against dust blobs. Ceilings, popcorn ceilings in particular, are notorious for shedding all kinds of crap onto projectors.
I have had a Panny for 7 years and I don't have a single dust blob on the panels or in the optics and I think that is due to regular filter cleaning plus covering the lens and using a projector cover between shows.

Not saying what you do is without merit, but...............

I've never cleaned a filter, used a dust cover, etc. in 8 years. I also have never had a dust blob or PJ failure. I could just be lucky.

Art
post #342 of 4428
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Originally Posted by dukedallas2005 View Post

Hey do any of you guys put the lens cover back on after every use? Also do you replace the detachable door where the 3D immiters are? Me I dont bother as my mounting position is on a shelf, i'm lazy.

Yes. Only because I have a 5 year old engineer living in my house.
post #343 of 4428
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Originally Posted by taffman View Post

Also the whole projector should be covered with a plastic projector cover when not in use.

Hard to do that when the pj is ceiling mounted. But if you figure out how please post a picture!
post #344 of 4428
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Originally Posted by taffman View Post

Oh laugh if you will, but let me remind you that a projector dust cover is the first line of defence against dust blobs.

But I thought the 7000 had a sealed light path. Thus....no dust blobs.
post #345 of 4428
Best projector I have ever seen sub-$10k.

We have literally had our breath taken away by the incredible way it handles motion.

The mode 3 frame interpolation is so real it will drop your jaw.

If you like a movie like Transformers 3, and have your PT-AE7000 paired with high end receiver (SC-57 in our case) and have big LFE, the scene where the building breaks in half will simply make you gasp out loud.

The only JVC I can compare it to right now is an RS-15 at my neighbors, but it is so much better OVERALL than the JVC no human could watch that transformers scene on both and not CLEARLY see the PT-AE7000 is vastly superior. That goes also for my aborted attempt to own a RS-40 that had severe quality control issues. This projector is leaps and bounds better than the JVC RS-40 I had.

You don't really notice how much the JVC chokes on motion until you watch scenes like the end of XMEN: the last stand, where jean gray is using CGI powers to rend apart a military base and turn people into shards of glass.

If you just watch those types of scenes on a JVC you truly don't understand the realism the 480Hz panels with mode 3 frame interpolation brings.

It is like looking out a window, not at a screen. The stutters, judders, tiny gaps, and blurs in movement are no longer perceptible to the human eye on the PT-AE7000.

You really don't understand what you are missing until you see it. The frame interpolation is so good the motion IS REAL. You are not watching film anymore, you are watching reality.

The JVC may win in one specific scene set up for it to show it can have better contrast in a rare situation.

However, the Panasonic will make you literally gasp out loud.

The last time a projector made me catch my breath was visiting a friend and seeing a 3-chip DLP RUNCO light cannon (that cost him about $50k).

set up:
PT-AE7000
Pioneer SC-57 receiver
Ascend Acoustic Sierras and CMT-340s plus a HSU 350 watt 12" LFE for 7.1
OPPO BDP-93
PS3 #1
PS3 #2
XBOX 360 ELITE
HTPC server
Ipad2 remote APP
160" DA-LITE 2.8 HIGH POWER custom motorized screen

P.S. - Anyone want to buy a white glove OPPO BDP-83? send me a PM.

TLDR - DO NOT WAIT FOR JVC - the best can be bought right now for LESS THAN $3,000. The motion is so incredible nothing else can be considered IMHO. They have narrowed the gap on contrast and blacks so much most people will find any difference imperceptible. But the motion - OH MY!

ALSO - the MODE 3 480HZ interpolation WORKS IN 3D. Making it the best 3D I have ever seen, as good as DLP, and if you can find a pair of the GEN 3 Panasonic 3D glasses (now sold out everywhere check Ebay) - you will get the brightest biggest 3D picture with ZERO crosstalk or motion issues. Throw on dynamic mode and watch 3D at 160" VERY BRIGHT!

Best projector I have ever owned, and I upgrade constantly everything, and also have friends who can afford the very very high end ($200,000.00 home theaters - they are going to be very surprised at what this sub-$3,000 machine will do)

Thanks Panny!!
post #346 of 4428
I feel bad for you guys waiting.

I have had this since last week Friday, and more word needs to get out at how bloody good it is at everything.

I wish I could post a vendor - but isn't it against the rules?

There is a place that has them in stock for $2900 with the ability to ship overnight (although you pay $100 shipping for the privilege).

Google around and you may find it. Why wait on an order when you could have this beauty in your house tomorrow, double boxed!
post #347 of 4428
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Originally Posted by ime2008 View Post

Its funny how you took the shot with different angle

RS10 is more like a computer screen shot captured.
AE7000 is using real camera to take picture.

Your pictures are so friggin fake ~

This photo is propaganda.

I have seen them both recently and the JVC is horrible in comparison, it is softer, and too bad a photo cannot show the motion problems the JVC has and the STUNNING motion the Panasonic has that transforms film into REALITY.
post #348 of 4428
The Panny (if you use "focus" which the previous posters seemed to be unable to do) is sharper than any JVC I have ever seen, and rivals 3-chip DLP.
post #349 of 4428
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Originally Posted by krinkle View Post

The Panny (if you use "focus" which the previous posters seemed to be unable to do) is sharper than any JVC I have ever seen, and rivals 3-chip DLP.

screen caps please!!!!!!!
post #350 of 4428
Any 7000u with the black diamond 1.4 screen please let me no what 3d look like on that screen
post #351 of 4428
You really should try toning it down some krinkle; nobody is taking you seriously. You sound like a Panasonic rep.

Try and give the folks a little more objectivity to work with and a little less hyperbole.
post #352 of 4428
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Originally Posted by krinkle View Post

The mode 3 frame interpolation is so real it will drop your jaw.

Yes, it is amazing but I don't think I'll be using it for movies. It makes it look like it was shot with a video camera.
Even Mode 2 gives this effect.

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Originally Posted by krinkle View Post

ALSO - the MODE 3 480HZ interpolation WORKS IN 3D.

Have you really seen this option enabled while in 3D? I'm pretty sure 3D mode turns it OFF.
post #353 of 4428
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Originally Posted by adpayne View Post

Not saying what you do is without merit, but...............

I've never cleaned a filter, used a dust cover, etc. in 8 years. I also have never had a dust blob or PJ failure. I could just be lucky.

Art

Same for me. I had my Panasonic 900 for 5 years and never used the cover nor the lens cover and never had an issue. Not saying that you shouldn't use them, but if you forget it will not be the end of the world. Main reason I quit using the panny 900 lens cover was because it would constantly mess up the focus.
post #354 of 4428
My 4000 was never cleaned or used the dust cover and it sits right below ceiling tiles. Never an issue. and I have 6x18 and 2x21" subs pounding the living crap outta everything. There are some movies that feels like it's snowing in the room LOL.
post #355 of 4428
I get my PJ 7000 tomorrow and I can't wait!! Ill take pics.
post #356 of 4428
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Originally Posted by Randito3 View Post

Same for me. I had my Panasonic 900 for 5 years and never used the cover nor the lens cover and never had an issue. Not saying that you shouldn't use them, but if you forget it will not be the end of the world. Main reason I quit using the panny 900 lens cover was because it would constantly mess up the focus.

I have owned projectors since 1977 - Kloss Novabeam 1.

I'm sure the number is MORE than 20 of them and some
costing more than anyone should pay.

I have never ever covered them in any way.

Someone is being overly paranoid
post #357 of 4428
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Originally Posted by adpayne View Post

Not saying what you do is without merit, but...............

I've never cleaned a filter, used a dust cover, etc. in 8 years. I also have never had a dust blob or PJ failure. I could just be lucky.

Art

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Originally Posted by krinkle View Post

Best projector I have ever seen sub-$10k.

We have literally had our breath taken away by the incredible way it handles motion.

The mode 3 frame interpolation is so real it will drop your jaw.

If you like a movie like Transformers 3, and have your PT-AE7000 paired with high end receiver (SC-57 in our case) and have big LFE, the scene where the building breaks in half will simply make you gasp out loud.

The only JVC I can compare it to right now is an RS-15 at my neighbors, but it is so much better OVERALL than the JVC no human could watch that transformers scene on both and not CLEARLY see the PT-AE7000 is vastly superior. That goes also for my aborted attempt to own a RS-40 that had severe quality control issues. This projector is leaps and bounds better than the JVC RS-40 I had.

You don't really notice how much the JVC chokes on motion until you watch scenes like the end of XMEN: the last stand, where jean gray is using CGI powers to rend apart a military base and turn people into shards of glass.

If you just watch those types of scenes on a JVC you truly don't understand the realism the 480Hz panels with mode 3 frame interpolation brings.

It is like looking out a window, not at a screen. The stutters, judders, tiny gaps, and blurs in movement are no longer perceptible to the human eye on the PT-AE7000.

You really don't understand what you are missing until you see it. The frame interpolation is so good the motion IS REAL. You are not watching film anymore, you are watching reality.

The JVC may win in one specific scene set up for it to show it can have better contrast in a rare situation.

However, the Panasonic will make you literally gasp out loud.

The last time a projector made me catch my breath was visiting a friend and seeing a 3-chip DLP RUNCO light cannon (that cost him about $50k).

set up:
PT-AE7000
Pioneer SC-57 receiver
Ascend Acoustic Sierras and CMT-340s plus a HSU 350 watt 12" LFE for 7.1
OPPO BDP-93
PS3 #1
PS3 #2
XBOX 360 ELITE
HTPC server
Ipad2 remote APP
160" DA-LITE 2.8 HIGH POWER custom motorized screen

P.S. - Anyone want to buy a white glove OPPO BDP-83? send me a PM.

TLDR - DO NOT WAIT FOR JVC - the best can be bought right now for LESS THAN $3,000. The motion is so incredible nothing else can be considered IMHO. They have narrowed the gap on contrast and blacks so much most people will find any difference imperceptible. But the motion - OH MY!

ALSO - the MODE 3 480HZ interpolation WORKS IN 3D. Making it the best 3D I have ever seen, as good as DLP, and if you can find a pair of the GEN 3 Panasonic 3D glasses (now sold out everywhere check Ebay) - you will get the brightest biggest 3D picture with ZERO crosstalk or motion issues. Throw on dynamic mode and watch 3D at 160" VERY BRIGHT!

Best projector I have ever owned, and I upgrade constantly everything, and also have friends who can afford the very very high end ($200,000.00 home theaters - they are going to be very surprised at what this sub-$3,000 machine will do)

Thanks Panny!!

I see you have the Da-lite high power screen also. Fantastic screen! I only have a 115" but it makes everything POP out the screen. Glad I decided to purchase that 5 years ago.

I own several 46+" HD TV's in my home and this Panasonic 7000 blows them out the water.

Enjoyed reading your post thanks.
post #358 of 4428
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Originally Posted by krinkle View Post

What is everyone using for glasses besides the Panasonic ones?
What other sources can be used to output 3D images?

I've been trying to find this out as well. I wanted to know if anyone compared the XpanD x103 to the Panasonic 3rd gen with this projector. I just ordered the XpanD because the panasonics are out of stock everywhere except that Ebay dealer mentioned.
You could use the 2D to 3D feature for now, though a bit of a strain.
post #359 of 4428
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Originally Posted by atabea View Post

screen caps please!!!!!!!

I'm sorry but screen captures do not do justice to the original picture. There are far to many variables that can change the image, good or bad.
post #360 of 4428
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Originally Posted by Randito3 View Post

I'm sorry but screen captures do not do justice to the original picture. There are far to many variables that can change the image, good or bad.

That's understandable but it is fun!!!!!
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