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post #4231 of 4428
Ok cool. Thanks. You would figure an lcd projector would have no issues with games but you can never be too sure.
post #4232 of 4428
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Originally Posted by cklinkbeil View Post

He all. I plan on buying this projector in a month or so and I haven't seen much talk here about video games being played on this projector. I plan on using it for video games using my xbox and such but also 2D movies. We're not really into 3D too much yet but would like the ability to upgrade when I want. Can you guys tell me all the pros and cons of evidence gaming on the projector? Is the refresh rate good enough for first person shooters and such?

I play COD:BOps2 on Xbox360. With picture mode set to "game" I've never noticed any degree of lag RE: input to screen. Great gaming projector.
post #4233 of 4428
Awesome. Just what I want to hear.


On another note: does anyone use HD paint or any other type of paint on a wall projected image?
post #4234 of 4428
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Originally Posted by cklinkbeil View Post

Awesome. Just what I want to hear.
On another note: does anyone use HD paint or any other type of paint on a wall projected image?


I just completed painting a 156" diagonal 2.35:1 Screen onto smoothed and Primed Drywall for use with a AE-7000. I used Silver Fire v2.5 , a true DIY paint. It was specifically chosen to augment 3D use and allow viewing under reasonable ambient light situations.

Come visit us over on the DIY Screens Forum.
post #4235 of 4428
Ok great thanks!
post #4236 of 4428
Now. My walls are textured with small bumps. I hear painting with thick paint would help but sanding it down would be best. Problem is im renting the place and I dont think they would like it if I sanded the walls haha
post #4237 of 4428
So, I bought the viewsonic pro8200 and its great PJ...but it's going back to amazon. Curious...I have large 16:9 screen and I was wondering if the zoom feature will allow me to set custom 2:35...not one that fills 16:9 just make the bars in 2:35 a little smaller.
post #4238 of 4428
I was wondering if replacing the lamp for the 7000u with part ET-LAA410 that belongs to the 8000u would work.? if it did you could get some of the performance of the 8000u on the 7000u. any ideas.?
post #4239 of 4428
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Originally Posted by paco1807 View Post

I was wondering if replacing the lamp for the 7000u with part ET-LAA410 that belongs to the 8000u would work.? if it did you could get some of the performance of the 8000u on the 7000u. any ideas.?

I would check the part and make sure everything lines up.

Then, we need one of our techies to see if our PJ can put out that voltage.

Then one other person who has money to try this.

fingers crossed...
post #4240 of 4428
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Originally Posted by paco1807 View Post

I was wondering if replacing the lamp for the 7000u with part ET-LAA410 that belongs to the 8000u would work.? if it did you could get some of the performance of the 8000u on the 7000u. any ideas.?

I would also like to know if this would be possible. I would think you would have to replace the ballast as well.
post #4241 of 4428
Just wanted to share my experience with the AE7000u. This is my first projector and I really like it. It sits in a hybrid family room, so it is used for movies, tv, gaming. Here some points I want to make

1. Bought this in Nov 2011 so I believe it was from the first batch of projectors
2. Settings are pretty straightforward - Normal mode(have never put it into eco mode), mostly use GAME and DYNAMIC picture modes. Both were calibrated with the WOW disc to my liking.
3. Watching Hugo in 3D was great and have never really had any issues. Can't say I watch many in 3D but have watched about 3 movies
4. I have about 650 hours on the projector

Then, 3-4 weeks ago, I too started getting the "flicker" issue that many reported. I thought I was one of the lucky ones. Unfortunately the flicker is kinda bad and very annoying. The only thing I have done so far is turn off the Dynamic Iris and this has seemed to solve the issue for now. I spent all day yesterday watching NFL playoffs without any flicker. Lets hope it goes away for good, but I feel that it might be a bigger problem.
post #4242 of 4428
Hello Fellas !

I purchased the 7000U projector about a month back. I have it up and running with a DIY 2.35:1 150" screen. I filled in a rebate form and I am supposed to receive 2 pair of 3D glasses, but have not received so far ! Instead of waiting, I decided to buy the 3D glasses.

Do you folks have any recommendation on what 3D glasses I should be looking in to ? Any help you can provide will be highly appreciated. Thanks in advance !

Regards
Suresh
post #4243 of 4428
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Originally Posted by suresh6877 View Post

Hello Fellas !

I purchased the 7000U projector about a month back. I have it up and running with a DIY 2.35:1 150" screen. I filled in a rebate form and I am supposed to receive 2 pair of 3D glasses, but have not received so far ! Instead of waiting, I decided to buy the 3D glasses.

Do you folks have any recommendation on what 3D glasses I should be looking in to ? Any help you can provide will be highly appreciated. Thanks in advance !

Regards
Suresh
Hi Suresh

I would strongly recommend that you stick with the suggested 3D glasses from Panasonic. I also tried some "compatible" glasses and they did'nt work. I had to purchase 4 of them as we also didn't get the free glasses due to some other issues. We've been using them on our AE7000 and they are fantastic.

Eric
post #4244 of 4428
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Originally Posted by Eric Liebman View Post

Hi Suresh

I would strongly recommend that you stick with the suggested 3D glasses from Panasonic. I also tried some "compatible" glasses and they did'nt work. I had to purchase 4 of them as we also didn't get the free glasses due to some other issues. We've been using them on our AE7000 and they are fantastic.

Eric

Thank you Eric!
I will stick with the Panasonic glasses then. I will probably end up buying the twin pack (model # TY-EW3D3MPK2).
post #4245 of 4428
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Originally Posted by Eric Liebman View Post

I also tried some "compatible" glasses and they did'nt work.
Eric
Hi, I bought Eastar4 3D glasses from ebay. But they do not work, after turning them on nothing happens so probably sync with projector IR emitter does not work.

Has somebody used these with this projector? Seller even lists TY-EW3D3MC in item title to indicate compatibility. Price $30 so they are cheap.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=221059771377
post #4246 of 4428
Can anyone tell me how to stretch 16:9 content to fill the entire screen width-wise?

I have the auto detection working perfectly but want to create a lens mods for 16:9 stretched horizontally when I want to use it instead of having black bars on the side.

Also, can you video blank the light on the top and bottom in 2:35 mode when the PJ is zoomed for content in cinemascope?


Thanks in advance!
post #4247 of 4428
Unfortunately the masking is not enough to cover the spill unless the 21:9 area is smack dab in the middle of the sensor height.
post #4248 of 4428
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Originally Posted by David Susilo View Post

Unfortunately the masking is not enough to cover the spill unless the 21:9 area is smack dab in the middle of the sensor height.

I'm very close to dead center both ways - how do I go about setting the video blanking in 2:35 mode?

Can I stretch 16:9 content horizontally to fit the screen in that mode?


Thanks!
post #4249 of 4428
Just zoom in as if you're zooming for 21:9 movies and go to the lens setting to crop the top and bottom part of the screen.
post #4250 of 4428
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Originally Posted by David Susilo View Post

Just zoom in as if you're zooming for 21:9 movies and go to the lens setting to crop the top and bottom part of the screen.

Thanks I figured it out right after I posted, and I was able to crop out everything on the top and almost everything on the bottom since the projector is near the center. But can you tell me if the AE7000 with stretch 16:9 content horizontally to fill out the 2:35 screen?
post #4251 of 4428
Unfortunately it won't
post #4252 of 4428
I am using svideo and composite. Bit old fashioned but all my cables were burried in the wall a long time ago.
post #4253 of 4428
Hello all, I just bought the panny 7000 as my first projector. can someone point me in the right direction as to what features to enable/disable to get the best viewing experience, and/or any recommended starting settings for contrast/brightness, RGB settings etc???
Thx in advance Dan
post #4254 of 4428
You should upgrade the hdmi cables. I had the same problem after upgrading from a pt ae100 to pt ae7000. I got some Bluerigger hdmi cables for 3D from ebay or amazon. The newer cables can transmit faster and after I did that the problem went away for good. It also depends on the length of the cable also.
post #4255 of 4428
I had the same problem right out of the box. I had to get better hdmi cables rated for 3d and much faster transmission.
post #4256 of 4428
I just reviewed a 60ft Monoprice Redmere HDMI using 3D signal, 36-bit colour, 4:4:4 colour space; something that my beloved 40ft other-brand (22AWG) can not pass through.
post #4257 of 4428
I have my AE7000 inside a hush-box with dedicated in/out fans, which works well for noise. The problem is the 3D glasses won't work as the signal is not strong enough to escape the box. I need to remove the front of the box to watch 3D movies.

Was wondering if there is a way to route the signal the projector is sending out for the glasses to outside the hush-box? I tried an IR extender, but that didn't work at all - worked for the IR remote, but not the glasses. My hush-box cover has a square glass opening for the image to be projected through, so I was considering a mirror setup in the box to route the signal out that hole. A cleaner solution would be preferred though.

Anyone come across this problem, or have a solution?
Thanks,
post #4258 of 4428
You'll need to use Panasonic's IR blaster plugged in directly to the projector. That will work for sure.

Regular IR extender will not work due to the delay and/or differing IR frequency used by the projector.
post #4259 of 4428
Thanks David.

Just did some research and it's $329rrp, wowser! Wonder if some ingenious mirror placement, or drilling an extra hole in my hush box cover will assist. Will explore those options first I think.
post #4260 of 4428
Has anyone had a white screen freezing issue with 3D Blu-Rays on the AE7000U?

I recently purchased my AE7000U and have experienced no issues in 2D mode (only about 4 hours on the projector).

Last night we tried Prometheus 3D (Blu-ray) and experienced the following freezing issues with the picture:

* After starting the Blu-ray, about 3 minutes in to the movie the screen went completely white (with some slight gradiant) and the power light blinked orange. Audio continued to play. The projector would not respond to remote control input. I had to physically power down the projector and power it back up.

* After the projector was powered back up, the movie ran beautifully in 3D for about 75 minutes. Then the exact same thing happened again and I had to physically power the projector down and back up.

* There were only minor adjustments set for the 3D picture (Brightness +10, IR signal strong).

We live in Colorado at 5500 feet altitude, and the room is 72 degrees. I read about the "HIGH ALTITUDE" mode in the manual after these issues. But I also read about the problems HA mode can introduce in this thread. *

Has anyone else experienced this white screen / freezing in 3D mode?

Is this indicative of a heat or temperature issue?

Trying to decide whether this unit is defective.

.........

* Mention of HIGH ALTITUDE mode issues: http://www.avsforum.com/t/1363959/owners-thread-for-the-panasonic-pt-ae7000u-3d-projector/2880
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