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post #1741 of 3205
ditto.... I have 2 35' and will add a 25' soon from a different location
post #1742 of 3205
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Originally Posted by billybobg View Post

Seems you've eliminated the cable and the sources as the issue. What's left is the projector. Call Panasonic back and return it for repair.

I recorded some video last night of the problem. Its recorded on a 5DMIII in 1080p24 mode, automatic settings. This is streaming to a roku 2, Vudu HDX.

In this video the 2 stutters play clean, then repeat with text to highlight the stutters, then clean again. and to repeat earlier info, this is on fios 50/25 and the stutters happen randomly at every resolution and bitrate, and never in the same place twice. also note the audio doesn't stutter. projector is in cinema 2, SOE off.
post #1743 of 3205
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Originally Posted by docretina View Post

I have had this problem with my unit about 3 times since I got the unit in November. I have an Onkyo AVR. I can not recall if restarting the receiver or the projector fixed the problem but it was only temporary, so I never worried about it. By the way, my HDMI run is 50 feet without a booster and I have had no issues with the connection. Do you have another cable you can try with a switch? Is it good quality?

I used to have the same problem with my old Onkyo AVR. I have never had a single issue with it hooked up to my new Denon or Pioneer receivers.
post #1744 of 3205
FINALLY got my order to go through VisualApex. Hoping to have the PJ in time for the move into the new house next weekend.
post #1745 of 3205
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Originally Posted by ScAndal View Post

I used to have the same problem with my old Onkyo AVR. I have never had a single issue with it hooked up to my new Denon or Pioneer receivers.

I've never had this problem with my Onkyo 608 but I did turn off all forms of video processing in the Onkyo. This wasn't as straight forward as expected, so check out the Onkyo thread for more details.
post #1746 of 3205
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Originally Posted by Conspiracy* View Post

FINALLY got my order to go through VisualApex. Hoping to have the PJ in time for the move into the new house next weekend.

Congrats on your Panny!

Don't forget to report back on your initial impressions and hopefully timing will be perfect and you will have the chance to receive it before the big move.

Cheers!
post #1747 of 3205
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Originally Posted by azula View Post

I have the same exact thing going on. Top left bottom right, green hue especially in dark scenes. I've tried changing the picture settings but to no avail. Not sure what the problem is confused.gif Anyone else out there with this problem?

The optical block has failed or has deteriorated, I would know, I've had the same issue with my first before it was replaced by a new one and guess what, this replacement is also suffering the same issue. Also, look for a blue or grey circle somewhere in dark scenes, it's proof that a polarising panel or filter has also bit the dust.

This projector line uses defective parts, get it serviced in which they'll say it can't be fixed which in turn they'll you offer you a new one. But do yourself a favour, ask for a refund and get a Sony, because after I send in my replacement projector back and get the same report issued back to me, I'm taking the refund which Panasonic has offered should the report come to the conclusion that a replacement is the only compromise.

By the way, my model is the pt-ae8000ez, the Australian version! This line of projectors needs to be recalled and redesigned, or far more suitably, made and inspected in f--king JAPAN!!!!
post #1748 of 3205
I have been enjoying the 8000 trouble free several months now. I have surpassed 1800 hours on the bulb. I am running it the normal setting with the eco mode on. The bulb is still bright. I want to replace the bulb before it "blows" to prevent any damage to the projector. Does anybody have more hours on their 8000?
post #1749 of 3205
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Originally Posted by wiser3754 View Post

By the way, my model is the pt-ae8000ez, the Australian version! This line of projectors needs to be recalled and redesigned, or far more suitably, made and inspected in f--king JAPAN!!!!

Fully agree! The PT-AE4000 was made in Japan and I had no issues with mine, unlike the PT-AE8000 made in China. JVC for me next time.
post #1750 of 3205
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Originally Posted by Gradenko View Post

Fully agree! The PT-AE4000 was made in Japan and I had no issues with mine, unlike the PT-AE8000 made in China. JVC for me next time.

Mine is working fine, though I've only got a dozen or so hours on it. My only issue is how difficult it was to adjust to the screen. The LG I had had the ability to adjust Keystone at each corner separately and with fine adjustments. The method on this Panny is too course and adjusts the screen as a whole. It took a lot of patience to get it right, playing with both mechanical adjustments, zoom and position controls. Not cool. Picture is very sharp and otherwise works as advertised.
post #1751 of 3205
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Originally Posted by billybobg View Post

Mine is working fine, though I've only got a dozen or so hours on it. My only issue is how difficult it was to adjust to the screen. The LG I had had the ability to adjust Keystone at each corner separately and with fine adjustments. The method on this Panny is too course and adjusts the screen as a whole. It took a lot of patience to get it right, playing with both mechanical adjustments, zoom and position controls. Not cool. Picture is very sharp and otherwise works as advertised.

Keystone should never be used unless you have no other option. Image not matching screen means the projector is not square to the screen.
post #1752 of 3205
We watched Avengers on blue ray last night and I noticed on the case it said it was in a 1.78:1 widescreen format. I had my lens setting on the 2.35:1 setting but it was obviously too big that way. All the image projected was in a standard 16:9 type on my screen. I have a 135" 2.35:1 screen. Did I do something wrong? This is my first projector but we watched Braveheart right before the Avengers and it worked just fine in the scaled out format on my screen. What am I doing wrong?
post #1753 of 3205
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Originally Posted by jowens View Post

We watched Avengers on blue ray last night and I noticed on the case it said it was in a 1.78:1 widescreen format. I had my lens setting on the 2.35:1 setting but it was obviously too big that way. All the image projected was in a standard 16:9 type on my screen. I have a 135" 2.35:1 screen. Did I do something wrong? This is my first projector but we watched Braveheart right before the Avengers and it worked just fine in the scaled out format on my screen. What am I doing wrong?

Avengers is 16:9, not scope format. With a scope screen, you should be showing a smaller image using the height of your screen, not width of your screen.
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post #1754 of 3205
Gotcha thanks! I just wanted to be sure I didn't miss something. It's all new to me
post #1755 of 3205
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Originally Posted by themovielover View Post

Hi guys,

I'm now a happy owner of this amazing projector smile.gif

I was thinking to hang it on the ceiling or on the wall. I got the wall mount, anchor bolts and everything. On the bottom of the projector there are 5 holes, but this mount has only 4 legs to attach.

1. Is it ok if I use only 4 of 5 available points to attach the projector to the mount?
2. And if so, any particular ones? Is there a difference to which holes I should attach the mount?

I noticed that the layout of those holes is asymmetric, they are kind of randomly scattered throughout the bottom area of the projector.

Any advise with this, and installation in general is greatly appreciated. Thank you all!



I don't see answer for this question..I am also in the same boat and contacted the panasonic customer support and they want me to buy their mount but didn't asnwer my question...Could somebody answer this?
post #1756 of 3205
I originally bought the universal mount from projector people but then returned it for the model specific mount at the recommendation of an installer. The model specific mount only has attachment points at 4 points I believe (maybe only 3) and mine has been hanging like that from the ceiling for a few months. I am having a local guy come by and calibrate everything in the next couple of weeks so I will ask him. My butt had the serious pucker factor when I first hung it up and there were only a few screws holding up a $2500 piece of equipment. I will let you know if I find out anything more.
post #1757 of 3205
In need of some help here.

I'm thinking about buying this projector but I'm wondering if my previous IR 3D glasses would work with it. I have 4 pairs of these:

http://www.amazon.com/Samsung-SSG-2100AB-Battery-Glasses-Black/dp/B0039T7LJC/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1374608555&sr=8-4&keywords=samsung+3d+glasses

Any help would be greatly appreciated!
post #1758 of 3205
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Originally Posted by 79bullet View Post

I have been enjoying the 8000 trouble free several months now. I have surpassed 1800 hours on the bulb. I am running it the normal setting with the eco mode on. The bulb is still bright. I want to replace the bulb before it "blows" to prevent any damage to the projector. Does anybody have more hours on their 8000?
Hi
The lamp life is rated: 4000 hours at full power, 5000 hours in eco mode. So do not worry if you "only" have 1800 hs smile.gif
Relax.I've never read that a blown bulb cause damage to the PJ.
post #1759 of 3205
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Originally Posted by jowens View Post

I originally bought the universal mount from projector people but then returned it for the model specific mount at the recommendation of an installer. The model specific mount only has attachment points at 4 points I believe (maybe only 3) and mine has been hanging like that from the ceiling for a few months. I am having a local guy come by and calibrate everything in the next couple of weeks so I will ask him. My butt had the serious pucker factor when I first hung it up and there were only a few screws holding up a $2500 piece of equipment. I will let you know if I find out anything more.

I've hanged all my Panasonic PJ using the 3 holes that are more balanced, so I see no danger in that. If you want an extra security, attach the wire that comes with the PJ.
post #1760 of 3205
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Originally Posted by ferbal View Post

Hi
The lamp life is rated: 4000 hours at full power, 5000 hours in eco mode. So do not worry if you "only" have 1800 hs smile.gif
Relax.I've never read that a blown bulb cause damage to the PJ.

Thank you ferbal !!
post #1761 of 3205
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Originally Posted by Clarks View Post

Yes, I found the service manual for the PT-AE8000 on line. It shows that the lens, the 3 LCDs, lens shift mechanism, and the iris make up the "optical block". There is no procedure in the service manual for aligning the LCDs to correct a convergence problem. I'm assuming that replacing the optical block is standard practice if LCD alignment is out of spec. What is out of spec? Not clear to me, but mine was off by between 2 and 3 pixels which was enough to declare the optical block defective. I hope the Panasonic techs checked out the replacement so that it will be spot on like yours, docretina.

Checked out my projector today. It had the optical block assembly replaced by Panasonic. Convergence is not perfect, but darn close. I'm satisfied with it. I can't see the color separation at the edges of white text on a black background until I'm quite close to the screen. I used Spears & Munsil to calibrate the Cinema 2 mode and watched Avatar on BD 2D. Nice.

Anybody figure out how to shut down the AE8000 without manually responding to that confirmation dialog?
post #1762 of 3205
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Originally Posted by Clarks View Post

Checked out my projector today. It had the optical block assembly replaced by Panasonic. Convergence is not perfect, but darn close. I'm satisfied with it. I can't see the color separation at the edges of white text on a black background until I'm quite close to the screen. I used Spears & Munsil to calibrate the Cinema 2 mode and watched Avatar on BD 2D. Nice.

Anybody figure out how to shut down the AE8000 without manually responding to that confirmation dialog?

Just press and hold power button on remote. If holding it for 1 sec it shuts down without confirmation dialog
post #1763 of 3205
you can also press it twice quickly and it'll shut off.
post #1764 of 3205
I got mine in from Visual Apex and am loving this projector! You will love the picture from this projector and the easy install.
post #1765 of 3205
I got mine yesterday after lightning took out my PT-AE4000. Even with a new bulb in the 4000, the 8000 is just amazingly brighter! I'm having guests over, so I may need to leave out a bottle of sun screen. (SPF 8000, I guess.)

Mike
post #1766 of 3205
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Originally Posted by McGarnicle View Post

you can also press it twice quickly and it'll shut off.

Thanks for cluing me in on that. It really helped. I've been trying to program an inexpensive (<$25), simple One For All IR universal remote (OARI06G) to control my theater system (projector, AVR, and Blu-ray player). I wanted to be able to turn everything on with one press of the OFA master on/off button, and turn everything off doing the same. No mode or device selection necessary. I wanted the system to operate intuitively -- like an HTIB -- without using HDMI CEC capabilities. The remote control is programmed to operate the BD player with the volume buttons locked to the AVR. It works. Simplest single remote control I've ever been able to set up. WAF is 100% except for the lack of back lit keys.
post #1767 of 3205
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Originally Posted by Clarks View Post

Thanks for cluing me in on that. It really helped. I've been trying to program an inexpensive (<$25), simple One For All IR universal remote (OARI06G) to control my theater system (projector, AVR, and Blu-ray player). I wanted to be able to turn everything on with one press of the OFA master on/off button, and turn everything off doing the same. No mode or device selection necessary. I wanted the system to operate intuitively -- like an HTIB -- without using HDMI CEC capabilities. The remote control is programmed to operate the BD player with the volume buttons locked to the AVR. It works. Simplest single remote control I've ever been able to set up. WAF is 100% except for the lack of back lit keys.
I have the Harmony One and I just send the Power Toggle command back-to-back during the OFF process. Works great. If you do the same on your remote, it should accomplish the same thing.
post #1768 of 3205
Just curious if any of the Samsung 3D glasses work with this projector. If not, what are most people using or which glasses seem to have the best quality?
post #1769 of 3205
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Originally Posted by JewDaddy View Post

Just curious if any of the Samsung 3D glasses work with this projector. If not, what are most people using or which glasses seem to have the best quality?
I use the Xpand X104LX1 and X104MX1 YOUniversal and they work great.
post #1770 of 3205
Got rebate check Friday. 5 week turn around. Anyone receive their free 3d glasses yet?
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