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post #4081 of 4428
I have 1280 hours on my 7000 and have flickering in both Normal and Eco modes. It's been a problem for about the last 7 hours of use. How are you guys getting this fixed?
post #4082 of 4428
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Originally Posted by Leroy R View Post

I have 1280 hours on my 7000 and have flickering in both Normal and Eco modes. It's been a problem for about the last 7 hours of use. How are you guys getting this fixed?

Just keep switching between the 2. It generally will go away. It took mine about 12 hours and it was only severe for about an hour and just noticeable for the rest. Either that or think of a bulb change if it doesn't subside.
post #4083 of 4428
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Originally Posted by Dizzyboy View Post

Shoot. I wonder if the 8000 might solve this? They haven't changed the iris system for the new PJ, have they?
Haven't seen mention of that. Wish they went back to the 2000 iris and lens shift.
post #4084 of 4428
Are you guys leaving Dynamic Iris on or off?
(and what does it do?)
post #4085 of 4428
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Originally Posted by Carey P View Post

Haven't seen mention of that. Wish they went back to the 2000 iris and lens shift.

Me too. I wonder why they would have changed such a well-performing system? The only benefit that I know of is the sealed light path, which I believe eliminates the dust blob issue, but everything else seems to be a major step backwards. If the new iris is causing visible hot spots / lighting unevenness that's no small thing.
post #4086 of 4428
Really sucks because I love my 2000 and was hoping to buy an even better version of it with the bonus of 3D projection capabilities. frown.gif
post #4087 of 4428
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Originally Posted by Dizzyboy View Post

Really sucks because I love my 2000 and was hoping to buy an even better version of it with the bonus of 3D projection capabilities. frown.gif
I bought it when it first came out when my AE2000 bulb was getting harder and harder to fire up. The 3D was a bonus and looks great as long as it's summer time rolleyes.gif. I do have a dust blob, but only slightly visible on a black screen.
post #4088 of 4428
I'll give it a few more hours to clear up. I thought I was one of the lucky ones, great convergence, focus and overall picture quality, very little noticable ghosting in 3D, but I have pretty much always run it in Eco mode. I wanted to do some daytime watching yesterday with some ambient light so switched to normal mode. Within a few minutes I noticed it was flickering bad. I thought oh well that sucks, I'll just switch back to Eco mode. No Go, Eco mode is also flickering. It's bad enough to make the image nearly unwatchable. Guess I'll give it a few more hours to clear up then call service. If I have to send it in, I want to make sure I get my projector back, not some other refurb unit, because like I said, until the flickering started everything else about the projector is excellent.
post #4089 of 4428
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Originally Posted by Leroy R View Post

I'll give it a few more hours to clear up. I thought I was one of the lucky ones, great convergence, focus and overall picture quality, very little noticable ghosting in 3D, but I have pretty much always run it in Eco mode. I wanted to do some daytime watching yesterday with some ambient light so switched to normal mode. Within a few minutes I noticed it was flickering bad. I thought oh well that sucks, I'll just switch back to Eco mode. No Go, Eco mode is also flickering. It's bad enough to make the image nearly unwatchable. Guess I'll give it a few more hours to clear up then call service. If I have to send it in, I want to make sure I get my projector back, not some other refurb unit, because like I said, until the flickering started everything else about the projector is excellent.

Same thing happened to mine -- the only difference is that it started at 137 hrs. Everything was dandy in Eco. I switched to Nomal and the flickering nightmare began. I had to wait for some 40 hours, switching back and forth, till it stopped. I ran it in Eco for 400 hrs and no sign of a flicker. Then I went Normal for 3D and it resumed. I had the lamp replaced. The flickering started after 10 hrs in Normal (I never used the new lamp in Eco). Lasted for some 7 hours, then it stopped. No sign of a flicker so far -- 93 hrs. Give yours some more time. If it remains, I suggest you replace the bulb.
post #4090 of 4428
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Originally Posted by helcio.carvalho View Post

Give yours some more time. If it remains, I suggest you replace the bulb.

How about replace the projector/boycott Panasonic with all these flickering complaints? Granted I've only seen a few Panny projectors in my time but they all had flickering issues. That's 3/3. 100%. Then reading about all these complaints of flickering makes me want to avoid them like the plague...

I wonder why it seems limited to Panny projectors...?
post #4091 of 4428
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Originally Posted by Carey P View Post

I bought it when it first came out when my AE2000 bulb was getting harder and harder to fire up. The 3D was a bonus and looks great as long as it's summer time rolleyes.gif. I do have a dust blob, but only slightly visible on a black screen.

Overall, would you say that you prefer your older 2000 to the 7000? I can't imagine being ok with the iris pulsing brightness levels from one shot to another.
post #4092 of 4428
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Originally Posted by sarangiman View Post

How about replace the projector/boycott Panasonic with all these flickering complaints? Granted I've only seen a few Panny projectors in my time but they all had flickering issues. That's 3/3. 100%. Then reading about all these complaints of flickering makes me want to avoid them like the plague...
I wonder why it seems limited to Panny projectors...?

Add me too...

4/4

This being my first projector, it's very discouraging.
post #4093 of 4428
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Originally Posted by Dizzyboy View Post

Overall, would you say that you prefer your older 2000 to the 7000? I can't imagine being ok with the iris pulsing brightness levels from one shot to another.
I can live with it for now. It only pulsates when there are dark scenes with a bright object and the camera or subject illuminated is moving. It is more of a shift in tint as well as brightness. Sort of looks like if the director bumped into the umbrella light used to illuminate faces in the low light scenes. Anyone else would assume it was how the movie was made.

I would have waited with the 2000 until the 7000 was out for a while but I was in a jam with my power supply/bulb problem. I was not that in a hurry for 3D. Just use it because it's there and intriguing.
post #4094 of 4428
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Originally Posted by sarangiman View Post

How about replace the projector/boycott Panasonic with all these flickering complaints? Granted I've only seen a few Panny projectors in my time but they all had flickering issues. That's 3/3. 100%. Then reading about all these complaints of flickering makes me want to avoid them like the plague...
I wonder why it seems limited to Panny projectors...?

Tell you what -- this is my 3rd Panny (I owned a 2000, 4000 and now the 7000) and I never EVER had ANY flicker problems with those former PJs. I decided to give JVC a shot and went for the RS 40. Well, the flickering was so bad that I moved back to Panny... only to find the friggin' flicker waiting for me there. Apparently, this is a problem with this sort of bulb, something we have to put up with till they find something else to use as a light source. It IS SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO annoyning. It does tick me off... but the image quality is just SO great once you get rid of the problem. I'll be paying very close attention to all comments on the upcoming 8000. I'll wait at least some six months and see if the flickering is gone with the new lamp. If they solved the problem I'll get me one 8000 and live happily ever after.
post #4095 of 4428
Is there no bulb guarantee?
post #4096 of 4428
I know I keep posting about the same thing but it's driving me crazy. Does anyone that posts in this thread watch movies using their Xbox 360 connected through HDMI at 1080p? If so are you seeing moments of reduced framerate/lag/frame dropping? All this time and I have still seen no resolution to this and I have gotten nothing out of Panasonic.
post #4097 of 4428
I used to have a Panasonic PT-AE700U that I got rid of after two lamps/four years when it developed blue blotches all over the screen from a filter going bad. I replaced it with a PT-AE3000U, which has everything going for it EXCEPT reliability. Regular cleaning required to remove dust blobs, despite monthly filter cleaning and a clean room. Fan failure. Relatively short life from first lamp. Thermal sensor failure causing immediate shut down on start up. Now shut down problem is back and I have had it!

I am very hesitant to buy a Panasonic PT-AE8000U due to loss of confidence in Panasonic reliability. I came here to see what kind of user history has developed around the previous PT-AE7000U.

From what I can gather, there are dust issues, dynamic iris flicker issues, and lamp issues - and many people are unhappy.

Is that pretty much right? Is this the thread consensus?
post #4098 of 4428
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Originally Posted by helcio.carvalho View Post

I would rather connect it right after the receiver output too -- especially if it requires an energy outlet for electricity.
FWIW..
Got my Dabree today, hooked it up right after receiver, then long run of hdmi (25 feet ) to projector. Took 20 seconds from box to install. No problems at all, watched "Battleship".. My HDMI are nothing special (high speed bought from Amazon for reasonable price..) You might also be able to hook up right after receiver if more convienient. kf
post #4099 of 4428
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Originally Posted by Hyper_Eye View Post

I know I keep posting about the same thing but it's driving me crazy. Does anyone that posts in this thread watch movies using their Xbox 360 connected through HDMI at 1080p? If so are you seeing moments of reduced framerate/lag/frame dropping? All this time and I have still seen no resolution to this and I have gotten nothing out of Panasonic.


been playing Xbox 360 with this projector for the past week with no issues, don't notice any frame drops or lag. Even while playing high motion games(DOA5 and Boarderlands 2)
post #4100 of 4428
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Originally Posted by kmfellows View Post

FWIW..
Got my Dabree today, hooked it up right after receiver, then long run of hdmi (25 feet ) to projector. Took 20 seconds from box to install. No problems at all, watched "Battleship".. My HDMI are nothing special (high speed bought from Amazon for reasonable price..) You might also be able to hook up right after receiver if more convienient. kf

Great news -- it would be a problem finding a T to plug the Darbee right next to my PJ. My only concern: it will be behind my rack, where all my equipment are (some 14 feet from my couch). Would the RC be able to reach it there?
Now, what are your thoughts about it? Was it worth the $$? Mine should arrive on Wednesday!
Edited by helcio.carvalho - 9/29/12 at 2:20pm
post #4101 of 4428
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Originally Posted by mr stroke View Post

been playing Xbox 360 with this projector for the past week with no issues, don't notice any frame drops or lag. Even while playing high motion games(DOA5 and Boarderlands 2)

This issue does not occur when playing games. It only happens when watching movies. Try watching a DVD or an HD-DVD if you have an addon. The movie should be playing at 1080p over HDMI.
post #4102 of 4428
For anyone that has flickering-

Do you notice flickering on still paused screens and blank screens(like the main blue boot screen when no source is on) or only when a source is playing(Blu ray, tv, Xbox, etc..)
post #4103 of 4428
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Originally Posted by mr stroke View Post

For anyone that has flickering-
Do you notice flickering on still paused screens and blank screens(like the main blue boot screen when no source is on) or only when a source is playing(Blu ray, tv, Xbox, etc..)

Yes, it will flicker on any screen. Nothing to do with Still Paused or Blank. It will just keep flickering.

Mine has been fixed by using "Switching ECO / Normal" method. Its been good so far......hopefully i dont see any flicker anymore. (If i do, ill use the same way to fix it.)
post #4104 of 4428
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Originally Posted by helcio.carvalho View Post

Great news -- it would be a problem finding a T to plug the Darbee right next to my PJ. My only concern: it will be behind my rack, where all my equipment are (some 14 feet from my couch). Would the RC be able to reach it there?
Now, what are your thoughts about it? Was it worth the $$? Mine should arrive on Wednesday!


Just got my Darbee yesterday, Installed within 5 mins......Its day and night differences!! Love it.
post #4105 of 4428
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Originally Posted by helcio.carvalho View Post

Great news -- it would be a problem finding a T to plug the Darbee right next to my PJ. My only concern: it will be behind my rack, where all my equipment are (some 14 feet from my couch). Would the RC be able to reach it there?
Now, what are your thoughts about it? Was it worth the $$? Mine should arrive on Wednesday!

I like it. I noticed people on the Darbee thread talking about "HD 52" and such, while mine only moves in increments of 5, so don't know if I have an older firmware version...Anyway, I didn't play too much with it, but did freeze it on a close up of a face on demo mode (where the line wipes left and right applying and taking off the darbee) and noticed the huge difference between HD zero to HD 120 (as high as it goes, and too much for the movie I was watching- Battleship). Seems HD 40-70 is the area I'll likely be using for blu-ray, but again I've barely "played" with it...But works with no negatives that I could see on 106 inch screen from 12 feet away. I have the Darbee for now hiding behind my front left speaker (Definitive Technology Mythos STS supertower) and no problem with the remote reaching it there from 12 feet away, but YMMV, esp if it's behind a piece of furniture, don't know if it can reach by bouncing off your walls or floor, obviously can't go thru furniture...BTW, mine came several days earlier than UPS indicated on their tracking (said Oct 2, but got it yesterday)
I hope after dialing it in I will go from really liking it to loving it. Want to try Baraka, Titanic 3d, Avatar 3D and a few others, maybe in next couple of days. Worth the money, I'd say yes, but some spend vast sums of money for barely noticeable increases in PQ (or SQ) and it's worth it..-to them- and others would say it's not worth the extra money for HD when SD is almost as good, or blu ray isn't worth the price over DVD,. If I had to guess I'd say you'll think it's worth the money, and I'm looking forward to hearing your opinion. kmf
post #4106 of 4428
PLEEASSSE HELP.

i installed my PANASONIC PT-AE7000U and eveything was working well, i watched a movie and played some Xbox360 games then went to sleep.
the second morning i tried to power the PJ but the lamp indicator started flashing red, i don't know what to do, i tied to turn OFF/On the power, unplugged it, nothing happened.
Is this a defect in the PJ, do i have to replace the lamp already?

Can someone help me please????
post #4107 of 4428
@kmfellows, there is a setting in the menu that allows you to do 1% increments on the Darblet. However, I personally don't find the 1% increment to be needed at all, the default 5% increments are fine.
post #4108 of 4428
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Originally Posted by kmfellows View Post

I like it. I noticed people on the Darbee thread talking about "HD 52" and such, while mine only moves in increments of 5, so don't know if I have an older firmware version...Anyway, I didn't play too much with it, but did freeze it on a close up of a face on demo mode (where the line wipes left and right applying and taking off the darbee) and noticed the huge difference between HD zero to HD 120 (as high as it goes, and too much for the movie I was watching- Battleship). Seems HD 40-70 is the area I'll likely be using for blu-ray, but again I've barely "played" with it...But works with no negatives that I could see on 106 inch screen from 12 feet away. I have the Darbee for now hiding behind my front left speaker (Definitive Technology Mythos STS supertower) and no problem with the remote reaching it there from 12 feet away, but YMMV, esp if it's behind a piece of furniture, don't know if it can reach by bouncing off your walls or floor, obviously can't go thru furniture...BTW, mine came several days earlier than UPS indicated on their tracking (said Oct 2, but got it yesterday)
I hope after dialing it in I will go from really liking it to loving it. Want to try Baraka, Titanic 3d, Avatar 3D and a few others, maybe in next couple of days. Worth the money, I'd say yes, but some spend vast sums of money for barely noticeable increases in PQ (or SQ) and it's worth it..-to them- and others would say it's not worth the extra money for HD when SD is almost as good, or blu ray isn't worth the price over DVD,. If I had to guess I'd say you'll think it's worth the money, and I'm looking forward to hearing your opinion. kmf

Thanks a bunch for your thoughts (and for whetting my apetite some more!). I'm sure I'll like it a lot. Can't hardly wait to get it! And be sure I'll keep you guys posted!
post #4109 of 4428
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Originally Posted by Dabblo7 View Post

PLEEASSSE HELP.
i installed my PANASONIC PT-AE7000U and eveything was working well, i watched a movie and played some Xbox360 games then went to sleep.
the second morning i tried to power the PJ but the lamp indicator started flashing red, i don't know what to do, i tied to turn OFF/On the power, unplugged it, nothing happened.
Is this a defect in the PJ, do i have to replace the lamp already?
Can someone help me please????

Sometimes taking out the lamp and putting it back in can solve the problem.
post #4110 of 4428
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Originally Posted by David Susilo View Post

Sometimes taking out the lamp and putting it back in can solve the problem.

Isn't it a problem with the filter? Sometimes, if there's an obstruction, the lamp will overheat and the PJ shuts down.
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