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Do AE100 really brake more often?  

post #1 of 12
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Hello, i think i made my choice for a new projector (the AE100) :)
I want a cheap but good one. I have a HTPCc so a scaller is not needed.

But sometimes i read messages here, that AE100's go back to the store more often, because they are not working anymore.

Is that really true are they much more faultier than others beamers? Do they suffer more from boken pixels? Or other problems?

Thanks
post #2 of 12
Some people have had problems. I think most have not. Lots of people here post about problems in order to find solutions, or to vent. So it may seem as if more people have problems than not. I have about 50H on mine. And no, it did not have ANY dead/stuck pixels. Even if it did Kaneda has a zero dead pixel policy. Hope this helps.

---neog
post #3 of 12
I have to agree with neog. I think you see more problems pop up simply because it is extremely popular. For PJ.com to be able to guarantee no dead pixels through their dealer says something for the quality they are expecting...
post #4 of 12
Do AE100 really brake more often?

Only if they see a cop. :D

250+ hours here and all is fantastic.

To this date I've dropped it about 5 feet and dropped a drill on it, leaving a big, deep scar.

Still all is well.
post #5 of 12
Mine brakes for Moose.

No problems with mine so far...only about 100 hours, though. No dead pixels either.
post #6 of 12
This is my first post on the site, so thanks in advance for all the information I got from you guys before I decided to register.
Now to the nitty gritty. I purchased an AE100 from ********** and it arrived with a stuck pixel. This was something I had prepared for but now that it has happened could anyone tell me the best way to go about getting it back to them for a replacement (detailed responses welcome). PS- great site!
post #7 of 12
Almost forgot- Dead pixel in under a minute
post #8 of 12
If you have 1 dead pixel I personally would ship it back now, because most peoples projecors have come with bad pixels have seemed to me to be more likely to fail later on donw the road.
post #9 of 12
If you saved your boxes use them to ship it back. I think he will bill you for your return shipping. You should PM a few of the guys that have sent theirs back. I believe it's pretty much addressing the box back to Japan and going to your post office.

btw 110hrs and still kicking

ac
post #10 of 12
"To this date I've dropped it about 5 feet and dropped a drill on it, leaving a big, deep scar. Still all is well."

LOL! Maybe the AE100 *likes* to be treated rough...

Really thats amazing it survived a 5' drop...
post #11 of 12
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Originally posted by kedelbach
Really thats amazing it survived a 5' drop...
Well my immediate prayers may have had something to do with it. :D

I was in the process of working on my ceiling mount and had the projector resting on the rung of the ladder.

One small bump later....

It did land on carpet and it seemed to have landed pretty flat (not one corner first then bumping around).

I almost messed my drawers.
post #12 of 12
Thanks jaguar and anthonyc,
I think at this point I might be able to live with "the pixel" being that it is close to the edge and you can't see it unless you are within a 1' 1/2. That it might be a sign of things to come does bother me. I'll have to check that out. (this does suck some of the fun out)
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