Originally Posted by TMcG
Thanks for the links to the new Panny AE8000 - looks like another heavy weight contender for value, especially if they hold price in the $2700 - $3000 range like they did with last year's model. I am also personally going to look out for the new Epson 6020 that's supposedly being launched this week at CEDIA. Hopefully Epson will add lens memory to this projector to correct probably one of the only glaring omissions to their projector in this price range.
Man, the entire reason I bought my Panny AE7000 was because of the lens shift and to be honest, I don't even use it that much... It's more of a novelty than anything for the occasional wow factor. If I could do it all over again I would have went 16:9 vs. 2.35:1 and gotten the Epson 5010 vs. the Panny. Especially because it seems as though 85% of the content (cable, 3D, etc...) is all in 16:9 anyway.
Flickering issues are pissing me off and
when a move comes on like TRON (for instance) the auto image adjustment is just plain annoying. Almost intrusive...
Unless you have a uber fancy making system, or absolutely insist on having a 2.35:1 CIH screen, then don't even worry about the auto lens shift...