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post #4321 of 4428
I've been having trouble with my red and I'm out of warranty, so I opened it to find that the piece below is wrecked. It's the piece between the lcd and the unit that converges the 3 sources together. It's located on the red side. Wondering how I can replace this piece. I've been trying to lookup parts but to no avail.

post #4322 of 4428
Hi all - hoping you can all assist me. I've spent the last hour of so trying to work things out regarding my setup and I can't seem to get my 3D 'experience' to work correctly. before in continue, the setup is;

* AE7000
* Onkyo AV reciever (3d capable)
* PS3
* 3d Bluray
* Samsung SSG-P2100

Now - firstly I want to confirm if anyone has managed to get the samsung glasses to work or do I need to purchase the Panasonic compatible ones? If so, this is obviously where I am getting stuck

If not, is the projector able to work in 3D mode without having to purchase an external emitter or is the inbuilt one sufficient?

sorry for the newbie questions but I have not been able to find the answers in this thread, hence the questions

thanks in advance
post #4323 of 4428
Hey guys, new owner to a 7000 with a few questions. I have a manual pull down 92" 16:9 elite screen with 1.1 gain. My projector is ceiling mounted at an offset to center of screen by 12" because of a ceiling fan, I also have an adjustable mount 6" to 9" drop. The problem I am having is for some reason when I try to set the picture iam always off on the bottom right corner, it fill the screen but leaves a 1" to 2 " gap on the bottom right. I have checked the screen to make sure it is square and everything is level. Iam new to projectors so any help on maybe the basics of setting this thing up properly would be great. I have 26 hours on it so far with no picture issues except I can't get it to focus like I would like. I have a panasonic GT30 55 behind the screen, should the picture be as sharp and clear as my plasma?? Also how do you find the build date?? And how do I do firmware updates?? Thanks
post #4324 of 4428
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Originally Posted by DIESEL758 View Post

Hey guys, new owner to a 7000 with a few questions. I have a manual pull down 92" 16:9 elite screen with 1.1 gain. My projector is ceiling mounted at an offset to center of screen by 12" because of a ceiling fan, I also have an adjustable mount 6" to 9" drop. The problem I am having is for some reason when I try to set the picture iam always off on the bottom right corner, it fill the screen but leaves a 1" to 2 " gap on the bottom right. I have checked the screen to make sure it is square and everything is level. Iam new to projectors so any help on maybe the basics of setting this thing up properly would be great. I have 26 hours on it so far with no picture issues except I can't get it to focus like I would like. I have a panasonic GT30 55 behind the screen, should the picture be as sharp and clear as my plasma?? Also how do you find the build date?? And how do I do firmware updates?? Thanks

I have a 65" VT30 plasma and the 7000U. The plasma clarity beats the projector hands down every time. Black level is, by far, better on the plasma too. Even the 3D cross-talk is much less on the plasma. The only reason I have the 7000U is because I can't buy a 140" Panasonic Plasma.

Firmware updates have to be performed by Panasonic. aka Send it in.
post #4325 of 4428
Any suggestions on why my pic is off on one corner. Iam thinking its maybe my mount, I ordered the peerless ceiling mount do I will see if that changes anything.
post #4326 of 4428
I am almost ready to purchase a new projector. I currently have an ancient pt-ae700u that has worked well, but it is showing its age. I know that pretty much anything I get will be a significant upgrade. I thought I had decided on the 7000u since it can be found for less than the new 8000u, but all the reports of flickering are concerning. I wonder how many people have had a perfectly positive experience with the 7000u and had no flicker issues at all? or is it a pretty good chance that it will show up at some point?
Im also considering an Epson 5010, but it looks like that will be slightly more expensive and doesn't have the lens memory option.
post #4327 of 4428
Dude pay the slight premium and get the AE8000U... I returned my AE7000U after having some 3D issues, and haven't had a single glitch with my AE8000U.
post #4328 of 4428
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Originally Posted by elgordo1 View Post

Dude pay the slight premium and get the AE8000U... I returned my AE7000U after having some 3D issues, and haven't had a single glitch with my AE8000U.

Please explain.
post #4329 of 4428
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Originally Posted by ckenisell View Post

Please explain.


You asked me about this before, so I'll repeat:


Check out my earlier post on prev pages in this thread where I do a ton of 3D tests resulting in, what I call, "White Screen of Death (WSOD)".

Purchased in December.

Amazon was cool enough to let me return it full price even though it was outside the refund window, and the box was missing.

They earned a customer for life on that one.


Hope that helps.
post #4330 of 4428
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Originally Posted by elgordo1 View Post

Dude pay the slight premium and get the AE8000U... I returned my AE7000U after having some 3D issues, and haven't had a single glitch with my AE8000U.

The thing is, last I checked it was $700 difference between the 7000u and 8000u at authorized dealers. To me that not a 'slight' premium. Amazon has the 8000 for less though I,m not sure ho that effects rebates and warrantly since they are not an authorized dealer. I may also have an importunity to get an epson 5010 for about $1500. The Panasonics have everything I want, but the price difference is hard to ignore.
post #4331 of 4428
$350 difference on Amazon..
post #4332 of 4428
but the seller is not an authorized dealer, therefore the current rebates wouldnt be any good.
post #4333 of 4428
Rebate for the 7000u is only 2 pairs of glasses ($150 value at current pricing).

Anyhow, go with the 7000u if it suits your needs.. from reading this thread (and via my own experience) I had issues with it. But of course that could have been an outlier.

Good luck!
post #4334 of 4428
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Originally Posted by elgordo1 View Post

You asked me about this before, so I'll repeat:
Sorry. It is difficult to remember names around here sometimes.
post #4335 of 4428
Good point.. I need to change my av
post #4336 of 4428
Sorry to hear about all the troubles the last few pages of guys have had. Now I'm wondering if I want this or not.

Anyways, if not this it will be the 8000, or the model down forget the number.

My question to you all is about 16:9 and 2.35:1 and lens zoom.

Am I reading correctly that with a 16:9 screen you can actually zoom a 2:35:1 movie to fill the top and bottom black bars without stretching or otherwise warping the image?

I'm a newb.... so forgive me if that's a dumb question.
post #4337 of 4428
If you zoom in the sides are cropped.
post #4338 of 4428
What's the point then? Unless of course you have masks
post #4339 of 4428
What's the point of filling the 16:9 screen too? Wtach everything in its original aspect ratio. Simple as that.

Changing the aspect ratio will either crop and/or stretch the picture. It's simple geometry.
post #4340 of 4428
I got the impression that the lens memory feature was useful for swapping between the two modes.

If I have a 16:9 screen why would I zoom to watch 2.35:1 flick if it crops the sides. I don't get the point of lens memory unless you have masks.

What am I missing.

What's the point of lens memory?
post #4341 of 4428
The advantage of lens memory comes into play if you are using a scope (2.35-2.40) screen instead of a 16:9 screen.
post #4342 of 4428
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Originally Posted by StevenC56 View Post

The advantage of lens memory comes into play if you are using a scope (2.35-2.40) screen instead of a 16:9 screen.

That's right. The Lens Memory feature allows for the height of the 2.35:1 image to be ghe.same ad.the.16:9.
That leaves "side bars" in 16:9 to mask with panels or curtains, both being easier and giving you maximum image size in both formats.
post #4343 of 4428
Guys,
Need you advice. Will there be significant improvement upgrading from Ae7000 to AE8000/Epson 5020?

Thanks smile.gif
post #4344 of 4428
If you already own a 7000, don't upgrade.

Regardless, a new projector from Panasonic is coming around September.
post #4345 of 4428
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Originally Posted by David Susilo View Post

If you already own a 7000, don't upgrade.

Regardless, a new projector from Panasonic is coming around September.

Do you know that for certain? Some rumors are going around that they are pulling out of this market.

http://www.avforums.com/forums/projectors/1779835-panasonic-pulled-plug-home-cinema-projectors.html
post #4346 of 4428
That's what my friend (an engineer at Panasonic Japan) told me.
post #4347 of 4428
I'm looking for advice on how to get longer bulb life on my PTAE7000U. My first bulb failed after 6 months/700 hours. I managed to get a warranty replacement from Panasonic, though it wasn't easy since the lamp only has a 3 month warranty. Anyway, I talked to Projector People (who sold me the pj, and are very helpful), and they seem to think the pj might be getting too hot because I have it mounted on a back shelf. They suggested a minimum of 6 inches back clearance, but it is physically limited to about 4 inches. I have installed a high velocity fan on the filter side of the pj to help with cooling. It is not possible to ceiling mount. Can anyone make any more suggestions on getting at least in the ball park of the advertised 2800 hours? I am using eco mode and dynamic iris is off.
post #4348 of 4428
Try setting high-altitude mode to "on". That will activate faster fan speed.
post #4349 of 4428
Interesting, I am at 3700ft on the High Plains, the manual lists 4593ft for high altitude mode. Maybe I'm close enough for that to be a factor? I will switch to high altitude mode.

Thanks for the suggestion.
post #4350 of 4428
The manual also states:

"Make sure to set [HIGH ALTITUDE MODE] to [OFF] when using the projector
at elevations lower than 1 400 m (4 593 ft) above sea level.
Failure to do so may shorten the life of the internal parts and result in malfunctions."

Since I am at 3700ft, this implies I should NOT use high altitude mode.

Does it do anything other than increase the fan speed?
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