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post #2101 of 3198
Ok any word on a. Price change since cedia or the incentives
post #2102 of 3198
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Originally Posted by mijotter View Post

Ok any word on a. Price change since cedia or the incentives

Even when a new model is announced I wouldn't expect a massive price drop given how cheaply it can already be had (at least where I live, though this will no doubt vary). Just wondering, what are your list of priorities for your projector? For me there is nothing in the sub 15k market that meets all my current wants (i'm not including 4k as a want as that would be unfair at this time). What I am trying to say is keep in mind that no matter what you go with there will be obvious pros and cons. If you want excellent black levels you have to accept crosstalk in 3d and vice versa and so on.
post #2103 of 3198
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Originally Posted by erizzle22 View Post

hi everyone i thought this would be a good place to come for the problem i am having with my pt-ae8000u that i bought used on amazon in great condition and 100% working and tested guaranteed so i thought as that's what it said on amazon, i hooked it up today and saw these lines running down the screen, the same width, then they started to look like 1x1 inch squares or a checkerboard look i don't know but take a look at these pictures it's really noticeable on walls in TV shows and looks like striped wallpaper. i'm hoping someone here knows how to fix this because 'im in Canada and i spent $200 getting it here from the states and i would hate to send it back and spend another $200 and lose $400 in total for nothing. this projector is disgusting and hard to watch with this issue compared to my Epson 6010 that i plan to sell as the pt-ae8000u was meant to be the replacement. any help or guidance on what i should do is much appreciated, thank you








What is your video source? Have you tried swapping out cables? How long of a cable run? Need more details. If you can give us more info about your setup and how it's connected, we may be able to give you better advice.
post #2104 of 3198
Any word on whether Panasonic is going to extend their promotions since 9/30 was the deadline
post #2105 of 3198
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Originally Posted by GWCR View Post


What is your video source? Have you tried swapping out cables? How long of a cable run? Need more details. If you can give us more info about your setup and how it's connected, we may be able to give you better advice.

 

my video source is a Roku 3 and i have tried my Xbox 360 as well with the same result, i am running a 50ft hdmi 1.4a + Ethernet cable that i got off eBay for super cheap. the exact same cable is what i have running to my Epson 6010 at the moment without any issues. i will swap cables though and see what happens. i have also been through all the menus on the Panasonic to try and fix this but no luck.

 

i have tried 2 different hdmi cables, one being an expensive monster cable, both were about 10ft long. and neither fixed the problem


Edited by erizzle22 - 10/1/13 at 7:30am
post #2106 of 3198
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Originally Posted by erizzle22 View Post

my video source is a Roku 3 and i have tried my Xbox 360 as well with the same result, i am running a 50ft hdmi 1.4a + Ethernet cable that i got off eBay for super cheap. the exact same cable is what i have running to my Epson 6010 at the moment without any issues. i will swap cables though and see what happens. i have also been through all the menus on the Panasonic to try and fix this but no luck.

i have tried 2 different hdmi cables, one being an expensive monster cable, both were about 10ft long. and neither fixed the problem

Don't know about the xbox but the roku 3 outputs video using RGB ... Which you can't change.

Do you have a bluray player you can try (perhaps borrow from a friend) and set the color space to YCbCr ... Worth a shot
post #2107 of 3198
Projectorpeople.com :looks like the deal that was going on before CEDIA is still in effect until October 31st.
post #2108 of 3198
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Originally Posted by mijotter View Post

Projectorpeople.com :looks like the deal that was going on before CEDIA is still in effect until October 31st.

Yep I noticed that too. Are you still thinking the 8000 or looking at JVC?
post #2109 of 3198

you can change those on the Xbox and i did but same result, still looks like striped wallpaper! any chance it would be the lamp as the projector is used and maybe the guy before me reset the counter to zero on the lamp hours. life lesson learned though, never buy a used projector even from amazon without seeing it first and me being in Canada is impossible. i'm probably just going to return the pt-ae8000u and get my $1800 back and i have someone coming to buy my Epson 6010 for $2300 then i will buy the new Epson 5030 for $2600 (opinions on this?) unless i can get it working pretty soon here with your help. thanks

post #2110 of 3198
If it was a tired lamp with a reset counter, it would look a little charred. Open it up and take a look.

Does the projector have a "reset to factory defaults" in the menus? No telling what the PO might have changed.

Have you called/emailed the seller? They might have a clue.
post #2111 of 3198
looked at the bulb and it looked fine

already reset to defaults twice (which i believe for Panasonic projectors it is initialize all in the settings menu and then the projector reboots, correct me if i'm wrong)

i called Panasonic and they said it was a problem with the projector itself.

this is the condition it was advertised at in the photo below, now this was coming from a pawn shop called EZCORP and i'm guessing they might have turned it on and never blew it up in size so it wouldn't be noticeable and they probably used a wall next to them with like a 20 inch image size, just my theory.

post #2112 of 3198
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Originally Posted by erizzle22 View Post

looked at the bulb and it looked fine

already reset to defaults twice (which i believe for Panasonic projectors it is initialize all in the settings menu and then the projector reboots, correct me if i'm wrong)

i called Panasonic and they said it was a problem with the projector itself.

this is the condition it was advertised at in the photo below, now this was coming from a pawn shop called EZCORP and i'm guessing they might have turned it on and never blew it up in size so it wouldn't be noticeable and they probably used a wall next to them with like a 20 inch image size, just my theory.


Looks like you are covered. They guarantee 100% free of defects, but Panny said it is a projector issue. Send it back for 100% refund!
post #2113 of 3198

yeah i'm trying to send it back, it just sucks that i paid $125 to ship it from the USA then another $100 in customs/duties and i might have to pay that again if they don't pay for the return shipping. :(

 

oh well, like i said in my previous post lesson learned and i will not be buying a used projector again!

post #2114 of 3198
Would it be cheaper to have Panasonic repair it? I know it grates to have to repair a defective unit. But if it's cheaper to repair than to return....
post #2115 of 3198

$1000 for the main board

 

$2000 for the optical block

 

considering i only paid $1780 + $225 shipping/duties for this projector, fixing it is not an option at those prices.

 

would be better to send it back and take the roughly $450 loss if they don't pay for the return shipping

 

i have opened a claim now with amazon.com and mentioned i live in Canada etc. and hopefully they can help me out with costs

post #2116 of 3198
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Originally Posted by erizzle22 View Post

$1000 for the main board

$2000 for the optical block

considering i only paid $1780 + $225 shipping/duties for this projector, fixing it is not an option at those prices.

would be better to send it back and take the roughly $450 loss if they don't pay for the return shipping

i have opened a claim now with amazon.com and mentioned i live in Canada etc. and hopefully they can help me out with costs

I really hope they will help you out with that. I mean, the listing clearly says the unit has zero defects and that it was 100% guaranteed. So, keep working with Amazon and contact the seller for a full refund and a shipping label (no costs to you returning the unit).

Good luck!
post #2117 of 3198
You guys just need to buy my Pany 4000 smile.gif will I get in trouble for saying that?
post #2118 of 3198
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You guys just need to buy my Pany 4000 smile.gif will I get in trouble for saying that?

Certainly not, does a fiver sound good to you. tongue.gif
post #2119 of 3198
i wish i could sell it that cheap
post #2120 of 3198

Hey just ordered a new 8000u off ebay - I have a few questions for you guys

 

- I was wondering what are the best 3D glasses with this projector? Panasonic branded ones or are there better alternatives? I got a couple of cheap offbrand ones on amazon that are supposed to work, but they will be the temp pairs / extras as I do some research. I'm looking for comfort and quality over price. Or can I send away to panasonic for the two free pairs even if I bought it on ebay? What is the current promotion?

 

- 3d blurays work directly through the ps3 correct? I have a 3d capable onkyo 5.1 surround sound HT setup so it should pass the 3d signal through

 

- not sure what spec my current hdmi cables are. They are probably at least a few years old. What spec HDMI should I be looking for?

 

- anything else I should know?

post #2121 of 3198
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Originally Posted by fstopdigital View Post

Hey just ordered a new 8000u off ebay - I have a few questions for you guys

- I was wondering what are the best 3D glasses with this projector? Panasonic branded ones or are there better alternatives? I got a couple of cheap offbrand ones on amazon that are supposed to work, but they will be the temp pairs / extras as I do some research. I'm looking for comfort and quality over price. Or can I send away to panasonic for the two free pairs even if I bought it on ebay? What is the current promotion?

Can't say, a lot of it in my experience comes down to personal preference and what you find most comfortable as image quality differences are present but they usually aren't all that notable.

- 3d blurays work directly through the ps3 correct? I have a 3d capable onkyo 5.1 surround sound HT setup so it should pass the 3d signal through

As long as your ps3 has been updated in the last two or so years it does. Note it can do dtshdma in 3d but it cannot do Dolby HD in 3d and defaults to a standard dolby track. The ps4 should be able to do both. You are also meant to have high speed 1.4 hdmi cables though I have used 1.3 cables and they actually worked for me.

- not sure what spec my current hdmi cables are. They are probably at least a few years old. What spec HDMI should I be looking for?

1.4, but as above just see if what you have works before buying new ones. If you do need to buy new one unless you are going with a long run there is no need to spend money on expensive cables. Once you start reaching 10 meters or so the shielding becomes important so more expensive cables become needed. I'm not sure if 2.0 cables are out yet but if you are running the wires through the wall it may be worthwhile getting them so your 4k ready.


- anything else I should know?


Answers in bold. smile.gif

Also don't expect great 3d performance from this projector, it isn't bad, but it is rather flawed from my experience with it. The 2d is rather strong though. Also why did you order of ebay? (i'm assuming a great price meaning $2000 or under or it is from a reputable electronic store that also sells on ebay). Does it still come with warranty? As this is a projector known to have some panel issues so the ability to return and exchange it is imho a must.
post #2122 of 3198

I already had $100 in ebay bucks, so I got it for $2,150 with free shipping. New, not refurb, with a two year official warranty and 14 day no questions return policy. plus I earned another $45 in ebay bucks coupon for more ebay gear. Guy had 100% feedback with 600+ reviews. I'm not too concerned. I use ebay for almost everything. I find it better than amazon for a lot of stuff.

post #2123 of 3198
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Originally Posted by fstopdigital View Post

I already had $100 in ebay bucks, so I got it for $2,150 with free shipping. New, not refurb, with a two year official warranty and 14 day no questions return policy. plus I earned another $45 in ebay bucks coupon for more ebay gear. Guy had 100% feedback with 600+ reviews. I'm not too concerned. I use ebay for almost everything. I find it better than amazon for a lot of stuff.

It sounds all good then. biggrin.gif Do you have any plans for what screen you hope to use?
post #2124 of 3198
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Originally Posted by FilmReverie View Post


It sounds all good then. biggrin.gif Do you have any plans for what screen you hope to use?

 

What do you guys recommend? I'm looking at two options right now. I had been using my basement wall as it's painted a decent shade of white. Images looked pretty good even with the 2000u. However I am thinking of two options:

 

- Buying projector paint and painting it to the exact screen size. Problem is, we are renting our place and I'd have to paint it back before we leave

 

- buying a motorized drop down screen. I'd have to use heavy duty drywall anchors and I worry about damage to the wall

 

A stand-up screen is not really an option, because of the layout of our basement and the relatively short throw. It's about 10 and a half feet. I got an effective screen size of about 100 inches with the 2000u. Projector is mounted on a very high shelf on the back wall, not inverted. It makes access easier and we have pretty low ceilings

post #2125 of 3198
It doesn't look like you need a motorized screen. A fixed screen would be both cheaper and lighter.

When I was working out what i wanted, I bought some screen material from Dazian. They sell a lot of materials for theater productions. Some are reasonably good for screens.
post #2126 of 3198
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Originally Posted by fstopdigital View Post

I already had $100 in ebay bucks, so I got it for $2,150 with free shipping. New, not refurb, with a two year official warranty and 14 day no questions return policy. plus I earned another $45 in ebay bucks coupon for more ebay gear. Guy had 100% feedback with 600+ reviews. I'm not too concerned. I use ebay for almost everything. I find it better than amazon for a lot of stuff.

I thought Panasonic only honored the warranty if purchased from an official dealer (Amazon is not one either). Current dealer pricing is about $2400 plus a $200 rebate, extension to 3 yr warranty and 2 pairs of glasses (rebate was extended to Oct 31).

With things as finicky as projectors, I'd be wary of buying a "new" one from anybody but a dealer, and a used one from a reputable (read: long term) forum user.
post #2127 of 3198
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Originally Posted by erizzle22 View Post

considering i only paid $1780 + $225 shipping/duties for this projector, fixing it is not an option at those prices.

would be better to send it back and take the roughly $450 loss if they don't pay for the return shipping

i have opened a claim now with amazon.com and mentioned i live in Canada etc. and hopefully they can help me out with costs

I'm curious - wouldn't one normally be able to get a refund on duties if the unit is not kept? Like I get my sales tax refunded when I return an item...

Quick Google search found this:
http://www.dslreports.com/forum/r25932410-Duty-fee-refunded-when-returning-an-item-

D6-2-2 REFUND OF DUTIES
Proof of export or destruction is required to substantiate a claim for refund of duties and taxes when the goods received are defective, are of inferior quality or are not the goods ordered. Besides the proof of export requirement, this directive outlines the other documents required to substantiate the original payment of duty and the condition of the goods.
post #2128 of 3198
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Originally Posted by Glen Graham View Post

I thought Panasonic only honored the warranty if purchased from an official dealer (Amazon is not one either). Current dealer pricing is about $2400 plus a $200 rebate, extension to 3 yr warranty and 2 pairs of glasses (rebate was extended to Oct 31).

With things as finicky as projectors, I'd be wary of buying a "new" one from anybody but a dealer, and a used one from a reputable (read: long term) forum user.

Agreed x1000.
post #2129 of 3198
I like to live dangerously. cool.gif

Ive never had a problem with electronics on ebay. You just have to pick the seller right and read the auction details with a microscope. I've bought laptops, workstations, home theater parts, multiple projectors, etc. my last panasonic from ebay lasted over five years. This guy says it has a full two year panny warranty. Ebay is actually pretty strict about enforcing that kind of thing.

I'll give a full report when it arrives...
post #2130 of 3198

Hey gang, I'm new to the Projector HT stuff, but recently purchased a new home that is set up for one. I plan to do gaming on it, and heard the input lag was really bad on some projectors (Epson 5020 was my initial choice). I've heard it's decent on this one, and this one seems to meet most of the other requirements I have. Can anyone here confirm that the 8000 is great for gaming?

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