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post #421 of 3227
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Absolutely - any sales inquiries or other questions, please contact info@visualapex.com or give us a call at 800-883-7495

Thanks, my meeting was shorter than expected. So, I'll be calling you guys in the next few minutes.
post #422 of 3227
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Originally Posted by WilliamG View Post

I just got off the phone with Visual Apex, and spoke to a nice guy named Carl. Based on my experience just with that phone call (several questions) I'd quite happily buy a projector from them.
I'm just curious why Projector Point is the cheapest of the authorized dealers at $2,799, and everyone else is $2,899 that I can see...

Just bought my PT-AE8000u from projectorpoint at $2799 they had great service and a great price unit shipped today i just got tracking as well very happy
post #423 of 3227
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Originally Posted by WilliamG View Post

Actually, the new official rebate is 3 years warranty, 2 pairs of 3D glasses, AND $100 rebate. That's valid from any authorized reseller from TOMORROW, Nov. 21.
I'm really hoping Projector People AT LEAST matches Projector Point.
This is great news. I no longer have my 7000 because 3D really just stunk to high heaven. How to Train Your Dragon 3D is a classic example of where you just need lots of brightness. The opening scene is basically unwatchable on it (and that was an 11 foot throw to a 100" 1.0 gain screen - nothing huge).
Definitely excited to get my 8000! Just waiting for the Thanksgiving sales to go live!

Why not just buy from projectorpoint?
post #424 of 3227
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Originally Posted by Tronicsguy31 View Post

Why not just buy from projectorpoint?
I was about 2 seconds away from completing the purchase at projectorpoint. Since my state borders MN they would have to charge me sales tax, which put it almost back at the original price. So that was the killer for me. Not their fault, as I had a good talk with them. Just the way it goes.
post #425 of 3227
Best I could do in Canada was 3228 (with tax in and shipping), comes with 2 glasses, mount and a spare bulb.
post #426 of 3227
I didn't want to buy it from ProjectorPoint because of their below-average "test" period, of just one hour lamp usage/15 days ownership and STILL incurring a 15% restocking fee if you don't like . ProjectorPeople gives 4 hours (30 days ownership) with no restocking fee, and Visual Apex gives an excellent 5 hours lamp usage (also 30 days ownership) with no restocking fee. Just my $0.02. I'm sure Projector Point is a good place to buy from, but 1 hour AND restocking fee just didn't seem enough (to me).
Edited by WilliamG - 11/21/12 at 6:43pm
post #427 of 3227
Borderline off-topic question: does anyone know why the a good deal of literature for active 3D systems warn against 3D viewing by people with heart problems?
post #428 of 3227
I am using an Oppo BDP-93 and want to run one HDMI cable from the HDMI 2 output directly to the 8000 for 3D and one HDMI cable from the HDMI 1 output through my Integra DHC 80.1 to the 8000 so I still have the Integra’s on-screen display for volume. Does anyone know if this will cause a problem for the 8000 since both outputs are always live?
post #429 of 3227
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Originally Posted by lgemmill View Post

I am using an Oppo BDP-93 and want to run one HDMI cable from the HDMI 2 output directly to the 8000 for 3D and one HDMI cable from the HDMI 1 output through my Integra DHC 80.1 to the 8000 so I still have the Integra’s on-screen display for volume. Does anyone know if this will cause a problem for the 8000 since both outputs are always live?

I believe you want to send from the Oppo HDMI 1 direct to the 8000 and HMDI 2 from the Oppo to the amp and then from the amp to the 8000. That's how mine is configured and it works and gives me on screen display if I select the correct input on the 8000.
post #430 of 3227
Bummer about the authorized reseller thing. The rebate form is still unclear on this point, so I may still send it in and take issue with Panasonic on it. Regardless, my projector seems to be working great so I'm going to keep it. Especially in light of the others having more stringent return policies. Thanks for helping keep us informed though.
post #431 of 3227
Quick question about the projector. After watching a few movies last night, at times there were some strange motion effects. Like the motion smoothing on the new 120+ Hz TV's. I prefer the native 24 fps cinema feel. Are there certain settings I should be using related to this?
post #432 of 3227
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Originally Posted by jamesgoodchild View Post

I believe you want to send from the Oppo HDMI 1 direct to the 8000 and HMDI 2 from the Oppo to the amp and then from the amp to the 8000. That's how mine is configured and it works and gives me on screen display if I select the correct input on the 8000.

I'm using a Harmony 1000 remote and I find that it doesn't switch to the proper input or if it does the picture will go to the blue screen so I wasn't sure if that was the problem or not. What remote are you using and do you have any problems switching inputs on it?

Thanks
Lance
post #433 of 3227
Also a Logitech remote - can't remember the specific model and I'm not at home to check. It seems to switch inputs just fine.
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I'm looking for a projector mount for the AE8000. I found this on Amazon... http://www.amazon.com/Sanus-VMPR1-Swivel-Ceiling-Projector/dp/B000AM0WB0/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1353607747&sr=8-1&keywords=projector+mount+sanus Any suggestions or recommendations? I would appreciated it!
post #435 of 3227
Those really suck. You need independent adjustment of the parameters rather thantrying to adjust a ball joint precisely for all parameters at the same time.
post #436 of 3227
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Originally Posted by Anhydro View Post

I'm looking for a projector mount for the AE8000. I found this on Amazon... http://www.amazon.com/Sanus-VMPR1-Swivel-Ceiling-Projector/dp/B000AM0WB0/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1353607747&sr=8-1&keywords=projector+mount+sanus Any suggestions or recommendations? I would appreciated it!

I've used the peerless mount before with good success. There are adjustments that make it easy to level the projector once it's mounted and then it can be locked down.

http://www.amazon.com/Peerless-PRGUNV-Precision-Universal-Projector/dp/B000TXNS6G/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1353608513&sr=1-1&keywords=peerless+projector+mount
post #437 of 3227
Can I use the Sony PS3 3D glasses (CECH-ZEG1U) with the PT-AE8000U?

Here is the information as per Amazon:

http://www.amazon.com/PlayStation-3-3D-Glasses/dp/B00562O8U0/ref=sr_1_1?s=videogames&ie=UTF8&qid=1353608473&sr=1-1&keywords=CECH-ZEG1U
post #438 of 3227
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Originally Posted by zombie10k View Post

I've used the peerless mount before with good success. There are adjustments that make it easy to level the projector once it's mounted and then it can be locked down.
http://www.amazon.com/Peerless-PRGUNV-Precision-Universal-Projector/dp/B000TXNS6G/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1353608513&sr=1-1&keywords=peerless+projector+mount

Thanks zombie! I appreciate the advice.
post #439 of 3227
Just in case anyone was curious, I went to the Panasonic web site for this particular unit today. On that page there is an 'live chat' button which I clicked. I was connected with a service rep by the name of Ben. When I asked him if the purchase of this unit directly from Amazon would qualify the unit for the 3yr warranty/rebate/glasses, he informed me that "this unit is not supported by the live chat function". What????? Just to be sure I understood I replied back to him that the link for the live chat appears directly on the page for the 8000 unit.. but that did not seem to change his perspective on the situation. Ben refused to even discuss the Panasonic product, let alone answer a seemingly simple question that he probably already knew the answer to anyhow. Maybe he was upset that he had to work and couldn't enjoy his turkey...although perhaps they don't do turkey in whatever country he is actually located. Not exactly great customer (or prospective customer, in my case) service. In case anyone else wants to contact them, which I can't recommend but it might be fun nonetheless...here is the link that may or may not be supported by Panasonic:

http://www.panasonic.com/business/projectors/PT-AE8000U.asp#
Edited by hibeta - 11/22/12 at 1:49pm
post #440 of 3227
My son had exactly the same observation. Doesn't bother me at all but asked me if there was any thing I could adjust to fix it.
post #441 of 3227
Reply to randy.
post #442 of 3227
Hey All,

First post on this forum...some great info here! After MUCHO research I to had settled on a Panasonic PT-AE8000U for our first projector for a new to us dedicated theater room. (Total light control) Not to take this off topic too much because I still a ittle bit up in the air after a suttle discovery this past week...The question I have is related to the type of 3D glasses that these use.

The deal is this, I had decided to also buy a 60" Panasonic PLASMA 3D TV. (I am nearly just as sold on a similar Samsung TV for $400 less.) I wanted to be able to buy several pairs of 3D glasses and use them on both the TV and the projector. So...I went into the store to buy the TV this week and at the last minute discovered that it uses BLUETOOTH 3D glasses whereas PT-AE8000U uses IR 3D glasses technology. What the heck!

Why in the Sam Hill don't both Panasonic AV components not use the same 3D glasses technology? One uses BlueTooth the other uses IR? Next question...so if I buy the Panasonic PT-AE8000U this year is it going to go to BlueTooth next year?

Thx for your input

TOU
Edited by TOU47 - 11/22/12 at 3:21pm
post #443 of 3227
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Originally Posted by TOU47 View Post

Hey All,
First post on this forum...some great info here! After MUCHO research I to had settled on a Panasonic PT-AE8000U for our first projector for a new to us dedicated theater room. (Total light control) Not to take this off topic too much because I still a ittle bit up in the air after a suttle discovery this past week...The question I have is related to the type of 3D glasses that these use.
The deal is this, I had decided to also buy a 60" Panasonic PLASMA 3D TV. (I am nearly just as sold on a similar Samsung TV for $400 less.) I wanted to be able to buy several pairs of 3D glasses and use them on both the TV and the projector. So...I went into the store to buy the TV this week and at the last minute discovered that it uses BLUETOOTH 3D glasses whereas PT-AE8000U uses IR 3D glasses technology. What the heck!
Why in the Sam Hill don't both Panasonic AV components not use the same 3D glasses technology? One uses BlueTooth the other uses IR? Next question...so if I buy the Panasonic PT-AE8000U this year is it going to go to BlueTooth next year?
Thx for your input
TOU

Next year, who knows? IR works just fine, so I'm not sure why Panasonic would want to swap to Bluetooth, which has a shorter range and uses the crowded 2.4Ghz network (and probably has inferior battery life, too).

But who knows? Panasonic could just as easily switch next year, and if they do go to BT, I hope it's the low-power BT 4.0.

Nobody knows what it will be next year.
post #444 of 3227
So to other owners ... This high pitch noise that's being reported a few posts back, during operation. Just how noticeable is it and is it widespread or just isolated?

Trying to decide if I want to get this projector or is it more trouble than its worth.
post #445 of 3227
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Originally Posted by apw2607 View Post

So to other owners ... This high pitch noise that's being reported a few posts back, during operation. Just how noticeable is it and is it widespread or just isolated?
Trying to decide if I want to get this projector or is it more trouble than its worth.

The "same" thing was reported by some owners of the 7000, too. A lot of it is dependent on how sensitive you are to it, and where you sit in relation to the projector. For me, I sat underneath my PT-AE7000U so never noticed the sound. However, when I would stand up and be in front of it, I would notice it.

I'm not sure if the 8000 makes the same sound as my 7000. I'll know when I get my 8000 next week.
post #446 of 3227
Reading the manual, there is a cinema reality switch in the picture mode to address the motion smoothing problem.
post #447 of 3227
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Originally Posted by fast-forward View Post

Reading the manual, there is a cinema reality switch in the picture mode to address the motion smoothing problem.

Thanks. I see that now. I'm going to give that a shot today.
post #448 of 3227
Won't work with BD progressive however. There is also an option for frame creation cinema mode 2.
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Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by Dizzyboy View Post

Borderline off-topic question: does anyone know why the a good deal of literature for active 3D systems warn against 3D viewing by people with heart problems?

Answer: Too many lawyers. Plain and simple.
post #450 of 3227
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Originally Posted by zombie10k View Post

I've used the peerless mount before with good success. There are adjustments that make it easy to level the projector once it's mounted and then it can be locked down.
http://www.amazon.com/Peerless-PRGUNV-Precision-Universal-Projector/dp/B000TXNS6G/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1353608513&sr=1-1&keywords=peerless+projector+mount

i just installed this very one this week. It is 100% pure awesome. We installed it direct into the sheetrock with 4 100lb rated anchors but the Peerless manual recommended going directly into the stud with 2 screws. Opinions on whether our install is gonna hold long term? Feels rock solid.
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