Originally Posted by exlondoner
Thanks Manning - certainly an attractive price. Back to the reading boards...
Our room has no light issues and the black levels of the JVC seem very good.
@exlondoner If you get the AE7000 before 9/30 from an authorized dealer you'll get 2 free pairs of glasses as well. I just got my AE7000 on Friday...it is my first projector so I have no direct experience to compare it to (other than the business PJs at work), but I'm loving it. I havent hung it yet or built my screen, so it sits 12-13' away and throws a 130" image on an off white wall.
Incase it helps, my experience with it so far:
A) I intended to (and will) throw a smaller image to improve the brightness. It's watchable at 130" for 90% of content, but things like movies with darker scenes require me to blackout the room or else contrast suffers from ceiling lights (can lights 4 feet infront of the screen) and outdoor ambient light interference (one smaller window and one pair of glass doors directly across from the screen wall, both with a deck overtop of them). I haven't had time to find my sweet spot yet.
B) It's apparent that having a screen will make a noticeable improvement on the brightness and contrast (duh). I have samples of 4 or 5 different screen materials from "Carl's Place" of which the white ones show a noticeable improvement in color and brightness. If you request a sample they'll send all of them; they didn't mention that they have different materials on their website, when I last looked.