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post #4351 of 4428
The high altitude mode is only affecting fan speed, as far as I know.
post #4352 of 4428
I'm starting to get some inconsistencies in color balance on my 7000. The right side of the screen is more reddish in hue and the left side is more green. I'm thinking it's the bulb fading. It has 3500 hours on it. Has anyone out there had the same problem with theirs? Anyone?...Anyone?...Beuller?...Beuller?

Wolfie
post #4353 of 4428
I had a very similar problem with my AE4000 after about 2,000 hours. Turned out the LCD got damaged due to too many movie marathons (running 8-10 hours for 2-3 days per marathon)
post #4354 of 4428
Hello All - After much contemplation, I've read the last 40+ pages of this thread. I think it's fantastic that people here are so generous with their knowledge and time to help others.

Anyway... I've had my AE7000 for about 10 months and am only approaching 600 hours. I've been totally happy with it throughout, but I've recently encountered the crosstalk issue with 3D in the last few viewings. I'm not one who tinkers with settings and I've been satisfied with the picture even though most of the settings are untouched or set to "Auto" - aside from the obvious zoom, focus, picture mode and lens options. I've also gone through all the literature for the unit, as well as my BD player and AVR, which I believe I've understood and followed correctly. I bought the Disney WOW disc and haven't gotten to it yet, but as I said, I'm a default setting person and very happy with all the regular (2D) BD,DVD and cable TV content quality.

I'm just recently getting more into 3D films, and I'm wondering if it's a case of something I'm missing or the projector itself. I say this because I watched a few 3D BD's in the first month or so with no issues at all, but recently noticed some sporadic problems with "The Amazing Spider-Man" - which I thought may have been a problem with the disc itself - but a week later when I tried "The Avengers" it was literally unwatchable in 3D. The salesman told me to try removing the cover where the emitter is, which didn't change a thing and was likely a brush-off move by the dealer.

The unit is ceiling mounted above my 2nd row of seating, and I have the 3rd Gen. Panasonic glasses, so I doubt the problem lies there. I'll post my equipment and setup and hopefully someone can give me an idea on something I may be doing wrong. My apologies for rambling, but I think it may be a bit soon to upgrade to the 8000 or a different brand. Any advice at all would be much appreciated.

Panny AE7000 (obviously)
Oppo BD-103
Pioneer Elite VSX AVR
Motorola Cable/DVR Box
134" 16x9 Carada Criterion (Brilliant White 1.4)

Fully light-controlled cave, ceiling mounted on the close end (15.5').
Standard connection - all components HDMI IN to AVR and AVR Out to projector (a 20' HDMI run)

I'm going to try swapping the connection with my extra (backup) HDMI cable I initially ran to the unit, plus connect my Samsung BD player in the mix to eliminate the Oppo as the possible problem, and go direct with a shorter cable run.

Anything I've missed, please ask and thank you in advance for any insights you may be able to share.

Rich
post #4355 of 4428
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Originally Posted by richieprimo View Post


I'm just recently getting more into 3D films, and I'm wondering if it's a case of something I'm missing or the projector itself. I say this because I watched a few 3D BD's in the first month or so with no issues at all, but recently noticed some sporadic problems with "The Amazing Spider-Man" - which I thought may have been a problem with the disc itself - but a week later when I tried "The Avengers" it was literally unwatchable in 3D. The salesman told me to try removing the cover where the emitter is, which didn't change a thing and was likely a brush-off move by the dealer.


Anything I've missed, please ask and thank you in advance for any insights you may be able to share.

Rich

Hi, you didn't miss anything. this is typical of the hours on the lamp and seeing increased crosstalk. The same thing happens to the 5010 which is basically using the same LCD panels as the Panasonic.

It also happens on the older JVC's as well. The theory is that when the lamp ages, it dims and doesn't put out the same heat as when it was new. The cooler panels are slower to react which creates the increase in perceived crosstalk.

if you have access to a replacement lamp, you'll likely find it back to 'normal' from when the projector was new.
post #4356 of 4428
I just wanted to chime in on this projector. I have owned it for about 14 months now. I still love the picture quality. I just looked and I have 2040 hours on the original bulb and it still looks great. I see the complaints about 3D, but I can't weigh in. I bought 6 pairs of glasses and haven't watched a single movie. I don't like that I can't get the glasses positioned comfortably while leaning back. I also don't like how it's darker. Still waiting for a 4K projector with passive 3D.
post #4357 of 4428
Yeah, I am pretty much done with 3D using this projector. My family went to see Monsters University this week in 3D at the local cinema and the picture quality was a bazillion times better than this crappy projector. I wish I had never bought it. frown.gif

I will be replacing it with a 4K, 48fps native, passive 3D projector when one becomes available. I have had it with active 3D's crosstalk.

The only problem with getting a passive projector is that I will have to repurchase a new screen that supports polarized glasses.
post #4358 of 4428
does anybody know hoe to take the lens off and clean it?????? I have what appears to be a finger print on the inside of the lens and there is some dust in there as well, also I just noticed today I have bluish blob about the size of a quarter off to the middle right of the screen not sure if it is a dust blob or what. how can I tell?????
post #4359 of 4428
also it seems to only be visible during a white screen or a light colored image
post #4360 of 4428
The lens is not removeable.
post #4361 of 4428
well how do I clean it???? if you look thru the lens to the sheet of glass that is behind it there is a piece of fuzz,dust, something on there. how did it get in there can it be blown out??? or am I SOL????
post #4362 of 4428
You can't. Nobody can. Although lens is a "sealed" assembly, dust still can get in and there is nothing you can do about it.

If you see a dust blob, usually it's located on the sensor and not caused by the dust within the lens assembly.
post #4363 of 4428
I am beginning to notice the sound of the fan right after turning on the projector, when everything else is quiet in the room. Could this be an early warning of some problem to come? Its ceiling mounted and I don't remember hearing this sound even when sitting right under it. I haven't yet noticed any actual issues during playback.

It may also be that having spent 525+ hours on my (first) projector, I have become a little more perceptive and may be more critical. For example, now I definitely wish that it was brighter and the picture was not as soft, though initially I felt it was plenty bright and sharp even for my light-coloured living room arrangement.

Thanks,
Saurav.
post #4364 of 4428
Don't know what to say. 2,000 hours on mine and I'm lucky that the fan still OK and no dust blob.
post #4365 of 4428
Ok if I can't clean the lens can the rest of the PJ be disassembled to be cleaned????? I took the filter out and the lamp and blew compressed air in every spot I could find, put back together and the spots are still there. I say SPOTS because I thought I had just one but it turns out there is three of them. When I do the focus test I can focus on them and everything else is blurry so I am guessing it is dust blobs. It is still under warranty should I send it back or will they do anything about it?????
post #4366 of 4428
If it's still under warranty, I'd send it back for cleaning service.
post #4367 of 4428
Will the DVDO ISCAN DUO work with my setup??? Meaning will I be able to feed 16:9,1:78.1,2:35.1,2:4.1 content to my panasonic ae7000u projector and have it fill my 106" 2:40.1 screen??? Does this do the same thing as the lumagen??? does it have NLS ??? What will the picture look like if watching a 2:40.1 movie? Will I still have to zoom the projector to get rid of the black bars on the top and bottom and to fill my screen????
post #4368 of 4428
You can't use any product from DVDO for what you want. You'll need a Lumagen product.
post #4369 of 4428
Has anyone used this projector with a dual HDMI output receiver, like the Denon 2313, etc?

I'm experiencing problems and am trying to narrow it down a little more.
post #4370 of 4428
As long as both displays are of the same resolution (in your case, both should be 1080p) you should get no problem. I've installed this projectotr with multiple dual-output receivers with zero problem.
post #4371 of 4428
Hi All, new to this thread. I have had a AE7000 for a few months now having traded in an older Benq to my local dealer for a used AE7000 but still under warranty. So far I have only really used it for 2D, other then a brief test with 3D but the picture didn't seem too sharp. I'm not too concerned on 3D yet as I don't have any source material.

Having read the last 40 pages or so, I see a lot of discussion on flicker issue which is what I was originally researching. I am not sure if what I see is the same or not but when watching a Blu-ray with a lot of bright spots or white in the picture, I get a pulsating sensation in that part of the screen. Is this what others mean by flicker or is it a different issue. There seems to be some improvement by turning off Dynamic IRIS but need to play more with the settings later when it is dark.

For those using DARBEE, would there be any issue if using this a wireless HDMI transmitter? If not, would you recommend it going on the between the receiver and transmitter or between the projector and transmitter. I have a HDMI cable that is run between the wall but had some issue so that am just testing a wireless HDMI transmitter instead of trying to run a new HDMI cable. Just wondering if the DARBEE is works with this kind of devise.

thanks for any advise
post #4372 of 4428
Did you get a reply to the issue of the bottom screen gap? I am having the same problem. My screen is no longer a perfect rectangle. The vertical right side of the screen is shorter, by a considerable amount, than the left side. The bottom line of the screen forms an angle, from left to right, of about 20 degrees with the horizontal. It is not a keystone issue. Does anybody know what the problem might be?
post #4373 of 4428
I previously posted this message in the DIY screen thread.

I'm using the Panasonic AE7000 with a DIY screen with a 16:9 aspect ratio. When I switch video sources, the size and location of my projected image changes slightly. For example, when I switch from my Roku (Hulu HD video stream) to my cable tuner (HDTV), the bottom edge of the projected image drops 1 inch while the top edge of the projected image drops 1/4 inch. Images from both video sources are in a 16:9 aspect ratio.

I anticipated watching programs with various aspect ratios, but i didn't anticipate variations within 16:9 images. This hasn't been a major issue for me, but I was planning to build a dark border around my screen and I'm not certain how effective the border will be due to these variations.

Has anyone seen this behavior? Any ideas for how to handle the situation when building a border?

Thanks.
post #4374 of 4428
Sorry, I haven't really noticed that problem. I have a black border around my screen and sometimes the image is on the boarder. However, that's the purpose of the boarder . I never notice it.
post #4375 of 4428
How would people rate this projector for a living room set up?

I've a very over size living room so even a wall mounted 65" Plasma looks too small. There are a few windows but the curtains do a good job of reducing the light during the day and at night it's almost black.
post #4376 of 4428
I upgraded from a Panasonic PT-AE900 projector to the PTAE7000 which where both used in a living room set up with white walls and ceilings, and both performed well, for me anyway. Only used at night when it was dark as I could not really light control the room.

I have been following this thread for some time reading the issues some people have had with 3D and cross talk etc, however I have to report that I have had none of these problems what soever. One of the reasons I have put this down to is I only use a 92" screen which is large enough for us, and I live in Australia which is quite warm, which may have a bearing in the temperature control of the LCD panels?

I only use it on eco lamp mode, and have the glasses set to light when watching 3D.

We only use the projector for movies, and have a plasma for all other TV viewing, so we have only put 60 hours on the lamp over a year (plus we have a 18 month old child which does restrict movie viewing!)

Anyway to answer your question, if you can get you room dark, this projector will do well. I still have the 900, and even with some light in the room it still performs well, however the 7000 is much brighter.

Hope this helps.
post #4377 of 4428
Storm killed my projector, there was a large storm last night and all of the power went out, killed my internet router and my projector, I know I should have had a surge protector on it. Is there a fuse inside that would have protected it? Any help would be appreciated.
post #4378 of 4428
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Originally Posted by krisco View Post

... Is there a fuse inside that would have protected it?

Hi Krisco,

There may be a fuse inside but even if there were, it would not have protected it from a surge let alone a nearby lightning strike. Fuses aren't designed to do that, besides, since your router was affected the damage may not have even been related to the power line. It is more likely for it to have come in through your Internet service's cable or related equipment. If that was the case a power line surge protector would not have helped anyway, but there are Ethernet cable surge protectors that might have.

Everything else connected to their cable equipment might have been affected also - your AVR, computers, printers, TVs, etc. The surge may have been carried through your Ethernet cable to the AVR and from there through its HDMI cable to the projector.

Don't ask me how I know.

You'll have to send it in to Panasonic.
Edited by 6sj7gt - 9/16/13 at 2:32pm
post #4379 of 4428
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Originally Posted by 6sj7gt View Post

Hi Krisco,

There may be a fuse inside but even if there were, it would not have protected it from a surge let alone a nearby lightning strike. Fuses aren't designed to do that, besides, since your router was affected the damage may not have even been related to the power line. It is more likely for it to have come in through your Internet service's cable or related equipment. If that was the case a power line surge protector would not have helped anyway, but there are Ethernet cable surge protectors that might have.

Everything else connected to their cable equipment might have been affected also - your AVR, computers, printers, TVs, etc. The surge may have been carried through your Ethernet cable to the AVR and from there through its HDMI cable to the projector.

Don't ask me how I know.

You'll have to send it in to Panasonic.

I had a similar issue. Lightning strike nearby - killed my new router. Must have hit cable connection somewhere. Luckily just my router. All other cable equipment runs through wireless.

Agree - need surge supressor on cable line (plus electric).
post #4380 of 4428
Thanks, I will just buy another one and use this one for parts. Thanks everyone.
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