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post #961 of 3236
One more question. How do I get my 8K to recongize a 2.35:1 aspect? Is this just a zoom out function and does 2.35:1 and 16:9 detection need to be switched on to get the wider image from a 2.35:1 source? Sorry I'm missing something. I realize now the largest 2.35:1 aspect I can go from (10.2) is 92". i still don't see how i'm going to get the width of a 2.35:1 aspect? please tell me what I'm missing?? Thanks again for your help on this. This has been a bit confusing. Thanks again
Edited by Wellywell - 1/4/13 at 1:08pm
post #962 of 3236
I think this is enough to sway me to the Panny - $2,799, 2 free pair of glasses, a 3 year warranty and $100 cash back.

Do you think this will be an upgrade to my current AE3000?! However, the 3000 still is looking very, very good. I'm still surprised at the quality of the picture - 4 years in, same bulb.
post #963 of 3236
Hey guys

I am a new owner of PT-AE8000U and while it's really amazing, I seem to be having trouble with side-by-side 3D movies. I am playing them from my iMac where I can see that the video doesn't judder at all, all motion is perfectly smooth (it's a 15GB mkv file so plenty of data). The video is mirrored on the projector and with 3D switched OFF, there is not judder. The moment I activate the side-by-side 3D, there is judder in the video.

Does anyone have any clue what could be causing this and, more importantly, how to fix it?

Any help would be much appreciated. Everything else about this projector is out of this world!

Cheers
texik
post #964 of 3236
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Originally Posted by texik View Post

Hey guys
I am a new owner of PT-AE8000U and while it's really amazing, I seem to be having trouble with side-by-side 3D movies. I am playing them from my iMac where I can see that the video doesn't judder at all, all motion is perfectly smooth (it's a 15GB mkv file so plenty of data). The video is mirrored on the projector and with 3D switched OFF, there is not judder. The moment I activate the side-by-side 3D, there is judder in the video.
Does anyone have any clue what could be causing this and, more importantly, how to fix it?
Any help would be much appreciated. Everything else about this projector is out of this world!
Cheers
texik

I just checked and even the 2D picture from the iMac has stutter (which doesn't exist when I look at the iMac's own screen)...
post #965 of 3236
Sorry to repost, just need some help---this will be my last question I promise...not a newbie just confused by Panasonic....
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How do I get my 8K to recongize a 2.35:1 aspect? Is this just a zoom out function and does 2.35:1 and 16:9 detection need to be switched on to get the wider image from a 2.35:1 source? Sorry I'm missing something. I realize now the largest 2.35:1 aspect I can go from (10.2) is 92". i still don't see how i'm going to get the width of a 2.35:1 aspect? please tell me what I'm missing?? Thanks again for your help on this. This has been a bit confusing. Thanks again
post #966 of 3236
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Originally Posted by Wellywell View Post

Sorry to repost, just need some help---this will be my last question I promise...not a newbie just confused by Panasonic....
WellywellTrader Feedback: 0

How do I get my 8K to recongize a 2.35:1 aspect? Is this just a zoom out function and does 2.35:1 and 16:9 detection need to be switched on to get the wider image from a 2.35:1 source? Sorry I'm missing something. I realize now the largest 2.35:1 aspect I can go from (10.2) is 92". i still don't see how i'm going to get the width of a 2.35:1 aspect? please tell me what I'm missing?? Thanks again for your help on this. This has been a bit confusing. Thanks again

The panasonic will automatically recognize the 2.35 movies. you have to line up the 16x9 movies on your screen, then put in a 2.35 movie and realign and save. There is a more detailed description in this thread some where because i read it to help me set mine up. But to answer your question, you don't have to do anything to the 8k to get it to recognize the 2.35 movies.
post #967 of 3236
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Originally Posted by sgapt View Post

The panasonic will automatically recognize the 2.35 movies. you have to line up the 16x9 movies on your screen, then put in a 2.35 movie and realign and save. There is a more detailed description in this thread some where because i read it to help me set mine up. But to answer your question, you don't have to do anything to the 8k to get it to recognize the 2.35 movies.

When you have your 2.35:1 screen, just pop up a 2.35:1 movie and use the lens shift lever and zoom function to fill/center the image with your screen. That should be your default set. Use lens memory, save it using a name such as Cinemascope or 2.35:1.

Next, you will have to use a 16:9 ratio movie. You will see that image will be projected out of the screen. So, you will have to use "only" the zoom function to fit the image on the 2.35:1 screen. "Yes" that means that you will ended up with black bars on the left / right of your screen while watching material with 16:9 ratio. As before, use the lens memory function and save it using a different name.

There is an auto-sensing option that you can activate (I think), so the PJ will automatically adjust the image depending on the aspect ratio projected.

I hope this helps.
post #968 of 3236
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Originally Posted by bambam View Post

Do you think this will be an upgrade to my current AE3000?!

Absolutely...smile.gif

I upgraded from a 3000 six weeks ago and I was stunned at how good 2D was compared to my trusty 4 yr old 3000 with 2700 hours on the original lamp. I had a fellow AVS forum member over to listen to my new AVR and his jaw dropped when he saw the new picture...he is asking his wife for an early birthday present! biggrin.gif

3D is icing on the cake...
post #969 of 3236
Well, finally got mine yesterday from Projector Point. Can't wait to check it out tonight. I haven't even dry walled the HT yet, but I can't wait! Any suggestions on test material to check for focus and convergence?

Thanks.
post #970 of 3236
So I am torn on where to buy this projector!!! Amazon has it for 2629 (ships and sold by value inc or crawfords super store) , or I could get it at Projector point for 2799..... What do you guys think.....the only reason I am even hesitating is because in order to get the rebate panasonic is offering you have to purchase from an authorized dealer and I am not sure if the company's providing the projector for amazon fit this description....
post #971 of 3236
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Originally Posted by bollokings View Post

So I am torn on where to buy this projector!!! Amazon has it for 2629 (ships and sold by value inc or crawfords super store) , or I could get it at Projector point for 2799..... What do you guys think.....the only reason I am even hesitating is because in order to get the rebate panasonic is offering you have to purchase from an authorized dealer and I am not sure if the company's providing the projector for amazon fit this description....

All the authorized resellers have the same deal as projector people. Panasonic must have authorized a lower the price.

I sent the below e-mail several weeks ago to Big Value and got no response:

"Hi,
I am interested in the Panasonic PT-AE8000u and I notice you have this product for sale through Amazon. I have a couple questions I hope you can answer.
Are you an authorized reseller for the PT-AE8000U? the reason I ask is I know Panasonic is offering rebates and free glasses right now; however, they are explicit that the projector must be bought from an authorized dealer/reseller.
Also, what warranty does this product have? And will the manufacture warranty be valid if answer to above is no? "

If it were my money, for $70 more (with rebate) I would go with an authorized reseller - you'll get the rebate, glasses, and no worries about warranty coverage.
Edited by MysticalJet - 1/5/13 at 4:28am
post #972 of 3236
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Originally Posted by bollokings View Post

So I am torn on where to buy this projector!!! Amazon has it for 2629 (ships and sold by value inc or crawfords super store) , or I could get it at Projector point for 2799..... What do you guys think.....the only reason I am even hesitating is because in order to get the rebate panasonic is offering you have to purchase from an authorized dealer and I am not sure if the company's providing the projector for amazon fit this description....

I went through the same dilemma several weeks ago. So, I contacted Panasonic directly to clarify this. The PT-AE8000U is classified as a Business projectors and the only authorized resellers in the US are:

Projector People
Projector Point
Visual Apex
AGI
B&H

Here is the link that I received from Panasonic and you can click on the "How To Buy" link to re-confirm the list of authorized resellers:

http://www.panasonic.com/business/projectors/PT-AE8000U.asp#

So, at the end I purchased mine from Projector People and I'm currently waiting on the rebate goodies to arrive home. FYI - I sent the rebate form + all other documents on December 6th.
post #973 of 3236
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Originally Posted by Special FX_45 View Post

I purchased an Epson 5020 a week and half ago but decided to send it back and purchase the AE8000 because of lens memory. I just got a 142" 2.35:1 Da-Lite High Power Motorized screen (haven't mounted it yet) and definitely needed lens memory to save me from getting up all the time to switch aspect ratios manually. I just got my Panny yesterday in the mail from Audio General and so far this thing is awesome even though it's currently just being projected on the wall.
I sent my rebate for my 2 free 3D glasses but wanted to purchase a few more right now so I have a few to use for the holidays. Any personal experiences with glasses that you guys recommend? I also have a 5 year old and if anyone can refer small kids glasses, I would appreciate it. Thanks in advance!


how does the 8000 compare to the 5020 as far as picture?
post #974 of 3236
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Originally Posted by lgemmill View Post

I have been having this same issue except that it doesn't pick the signal back up and I need to switch to another input and back again. Last night it happened five times while watching an episode of The Pacific. I have also had problems getting it to switch to the correct input when I turn the system on and have to cycle through the inputs. Other than that I like the projector and the picture.

I've had this same problem when using it for my PS3 or Oppo. Doesn't happen in-movie, but when stopping a movie (PS3) or going from the movie to the home menu (Oppo), for example, it does. Frustrating for what has been an otherwise great projector for me.
post #975 of 3236
What ceiling mount do people use for this projector?
post #976 of 3236
bought mine thru Amazon, sold by Crawfords Superstore. My purchasing experience with Crawford's, which involved a special request on my part, was exceedingly good, and I would not hesitate to buy from them again.
Larry
post #977 of 3236
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Originally Posted by domingos38 View Post

how does the 8000 compare to the 5020 as far as picture?

Two shootouts:

http://www.projectorreviews.com/projectors/pt-ae8000_vs_hc5020/index.php

http://www.projectorcentral.com/epson_5020_vs_panasonic_ae8000.htm
post #978 of 3236
I needed an easy way to charge, store and keep safe all the 3D glasses at once.

So I used a rackmount cable management D-ring from Monoprice. I had plenty of space left over in my Patch Panel cabinet in the theater so it worked out great.

I used this 10 port USB hub and a power supply.
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Then routed all the cables up to the D-rings.

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I only plan on stocking seven 3D glasses, but I could easily hold 10 with this sytem if not more. It's nice to be able to charge, store and keep the glasses protected all at the same time.

Thought this might be helpful to other's with 3D glasses.

That usb hub also allows me to charge my remote and PS3 remote in the same cabinet.
post #979 of 3236
I have a PT-AE8000 which is under a week old and have a question about the focus control on the remote. If I use the focus control on the remote I can make the picture go out of focus but it won't go back in by pressing the remote focus the opposite direction(even immediately after seeing it go out of focus the one way). I can hear the motor or whatever going but it won't go back into focus at all. If I adjust the focus on the projector manually I can get it back into focus ok. Also I am using a Elunevision 92 inch reference screen and on white or light grey backgrounds I can see maybe 3 or so vertical lines/streaks on the screen. If I stand up they seem to kind of go away somewhat and I can't see them really if I walk up closer to the screen. Mostly wondering if something is wrong with the focus or something here. Thanks
post #980 of 3236
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Originally Posted by TommmyJ View Post

I have a PT-AE8000 which is under a week old and have a question about the focus control on the remote. If I use the focus control on the remote I can make the picture go out of focus but it won't go back in by pressing the remote focus the opposite direction(even immediately after seeing it go out of focus the one way). I can hear the motor or whatever going but it won't go back into focus at all. If I adjust the focus on the projector manually I can get it back into focus ok. Also I am using a Elunevision 92 inch reference screen and on white or light grey backgrounds I can see maybe 3 or so vertical lines/streaks on the screen. If I stand up they seem to kind of go away somewhat and I can't see them really if I walk up closer to the screen. Mostly wondering if something is wrong with the focus or something here. Thanks

That worries me...it should go back in the other direction after a taking a moment to reverse. You might try running it all the way to one extreme and then the other, then go to your focus point and see if you have bi-directional control.

Maybe it's just me, but personally I do not manually adjust the focus ring on the lens. I worry that I would be forcing it to slip some kind of friction clutch that connects it to the motor drive.
post #981 of 3236
I just installed it and thought it wasn't working but I was watching it just now and it does turn both ways and does focus. First time using a projector so not sure what I am doing. Is it supposed to make some some ticking sounds(minor adjustments) and when the button is held longer the motor kind of sounds louder? It also moves the image on the screen a bit too when it is focusing. Thanks for your help Hmenke.
post #982 of 3236
Any idea what this might be? Noticed this with 4 hours on the projector after setting it up.

I am getting a red glow in the top right corner of the screen. It is very visible and distracting under modes:

Game
Normal
Dynamic
Cinema2

It does not appear visible on Rec709, D Cinema, or Cinema1.

It sometimes darkens the corner completely. Depends upon the source color.

I have tried multiple video sources: Cable, PS3, Apple TV, AVR and experience the same effect.

* Like another on here I am also dropping HDMI signal intermittently and going to a "gray static" on the screen. I have to reset the source to get it back.

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post #983 of 3236
I am looking for positive confirmation from anyone who has been able to setup the lens memory for the different aspect ratios while ALSO having the projector ceiling mounted above the screen or not dead center vertically. I have read through this entire thread and also gone through the couple of explanations on how to setup to two memory slots for scope and 16:9, easy enough. I have also seen a couple people's post that seem to hint or guess that it needs to be within the screen area to begin with. When I test things, it seems to only work for me when I don't use the manual lens shift at all and leave that in the default center.

So when I mount to the ceiling (projector is level) it is shooting near the top 12 inches of the screen. I of course need to bring the image down using the manual shift at this point. (This seems like that would be a common case for many with a ceiling mount). Once this image is shifted, trying to keep a constant height while switching from one aspect doesn't seem attainable through the zoom feature alone. The image will shift vertically every time. The other non manual adjustments do not get close enough to tweak it back. So, I am guessing for everyone who has this working, you are shooting your projector straight on and not using the manual shift? Does that seem right? Either that or I am doing something wrong big time. eek.gif Anyone have more first hand experience with the boundaries on this setup?
post #984 of 3236
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Originally Posted by TommmyJ View Post

I just installed it and thought it wasn't working but I was watching it just now and it does turn both ways and does focus. First time using a projector so not sure what I am doing. Is it supposed to make some some ticking sounds(minor adjustments) and when the button is held longer the motor kind of sounds louder? It also moves the image on the screen a bit too when it is focusing. Thanks for your help Hmenke.

I think that the motor is the type called a stepper motor, which is used in a lot of consumer devices like inkjet printers. A stepper motor moves one "click" per pulse, so it makes a kind of ticking sound when being stepped slowly. Holding the button longer causes it to jump to a kind of scram mode, which runs the stepper faster and makes more sound.

The image will shift around just a bit during focusing, because it is a mechanism and they can't make it 100% jitter-free and still make it affordable.

Sounds like all is well with your unit. Your earlier issue might have been due to the remote not getting the signal to the projector. I usually point it at the screen and it reflects back to the projector.
post #985 of 3236
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Originally Posted by wuudogg View Post

Any idea what this might be? Noticed this with 4 hours on the projector after setting it up.
I am getting a red glow in the top right corner of the screen. It is very visible and distracting under modes:
Game
Normal
Dynamic
Cinema2
It does not appear visible on Rec709, D Cinema, or Cinema1.
It sometimes darkens the corner completely. Depends upon the source color.
I have tried multiple video sources: Cable, PS3, Apple TV, AVR and experience the same effect.
* Like another on here I am also dropping HDMI signal intermittently and going to a "gray static" on the screen. I have to reset the source to get it back.
za6ehudu.jpg

Looks scary. I would start a warranty claim on it.
post #986 of 3236
Thanks very much for the insight and help with my projector. I am pretty happy with it so far. Sounds like all is well.
post #987 of 3236
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Originally Posted by alinor View Post

I am looking for positive confirmation from anyone who has been able to setup the lens memory for the different aspect ratios while ALSO having the projector ceiling mounted above the screen or not dead center vertically. I have read through this entire thread and also gone through the couple of explanations on how to setup to two memory slots for scope and 16:9, easy enough. I have also seen a couple people's post that seem to hint or guess that it needs to be within the screen area to begin with. When I test things, it seems to only work for me when I don't use the manual lens shift at all and leave that in the default center.
So when I mount to the ceiling (projector is level) it is shooting near the top 12 inches of the screen. I of course need to bring the image down using the manual shift at this point. (This seems like that would be a common case for many with a ceiling mount). Once this image is shifted, trying to keep a constant height while switching from one aspect doesn't seem attainable through the zoom feature alone. The image will shift vertically every time. The other non manual adjustments do not get close enough to tweak it back. So, I am guessing for everyone who has this working, you are shooting your projector straight on and not using the manual shift? Does that seem right? Either that or I am doing something wrong big time. eek.gif Anyone have more first hand experience with the boundaries on this setup?

Alinor, I am not sure how far off center your projector is but mine is about 6" horizontal offset and is ceiling mounted. I followed the suggestion on the forum of putting in a 2:35 blue ray and manually using the joy stick (not so joyful) and zoom to get the image to centre on the screen. Save this as 2:35 or any name that makes sense. I then put in a 16:9 movie and just used the zoom and picture position adjustments in the menu to put the picture in the middle of my 2:35 screen (black bars either side).
Save this as 16:9 or what ever makes sense to you.
Under auto zoom in the menu set 2:35 content to 2:35 and 16:9 to 16:9 and save.
Mine is running perfectly to within 1/8" every time it senses the different aspect ratio's.
post #988 of 3236
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Originally Posted by pogal View Post

Alinor, I am not sure how far off center your projector is but mine is about 6" horizontal offset and is ceiling mounted. I followed the suggestion on the forum of putting in a 2:35 blue ray and manually using the joy stick (not so joyful) and zoom to get the image to centre on the screen. Save this as 2:35 or any name that makes sense. I then put in a 16:9 movie and just used the zoom and picture position adjustments in the menu to put the picture in the middle of my 2:35 screen (black bars either side).
Save this as 16:9 or what ever makes sense to you.
Under auto zoom in the menu set 2:35 content to 2:35 and 16:9 to 16:9 and save.
Mine is running perfectly to within 1/8" every time it senses the different aspect ratio's.

How the auto-sensing works while you are watching movies like The Dark Knight and/or The Dark Knight Rises?
post #989 of 3236
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Originally Posted by pogal View Post

Alinor, I am not sure how far off center your projector is but mine is about 6" horizontal offset and is ceiling mounted. I followed the suggestion on the forum of putting in a 2:35 blue ray and manually using the joy stick (not so joyful) and zoom to get the image to centre on the screen. Save this as 2:35 or any name that makes sense. I then put in a 16:9 movie and just used the zoom and picture position adjustments in the menu to put the picture in the middle of my 2:35 screen (black bars either side).
Save this as 16:9 or what ever makes sense to you.
Under auto zoom in the menu set 2:35 content to 2:35 and 16:9 to 16:9 and save.
Mine is running perfectly to within 1/8" every time it senses the different aspect ratio's.

Pogal:

Thanks, however, my issue doesn't seem to be along the horizontal, but just the vertical. Having the bars left/right is fine when switching and aligns accordingly. For the vertical, I can start with the 2:35 using both manual and digital adjustment and be fine. Once I switch to 16:9, I can't zoom adjust only to the constant height and keep it on screen. I have to use the manual lens shift again. Same if I start with 16:9. Both the top and bottom edges will move position, not allowing me to set what I want for CIH.
On your celing mount, can I ask where your lens is positioned in relation to your screen? How far from the top? Did you use the manual shift to move up and down at all, or is that still in the default center?
post #990 of 3236
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Originally Posted by cr136124 View Post

How the auto-sensing works while you are watching movies like The Dark Knight and/or The Dark Knight Rises?

CR:

I just got that disc a couple days ago, I'll pop it in tonight after work and will let you know. I am guessing it is going to be a little annoying, but let's see.
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