We got our AE8000U last week. Projecting onto a DNP SuperNova Core-II, 110" diagonal, 16:9, .8 gain screen. The projector is shelf mounted 17' from the screen and we sit 10' from the screen. The projector is about 6' off the ground. This puts the projector about 7 to 8' away from our ears. Mostly watch in a dark room so we use Cinema-1.
Picture is great (depending on the Blu-ray rendering). The movie Oblivion is stunning.
Our concern is that the sound of the fan is too loud. In quite scenes of the movie we can hear a high pitch sound and a slight mechanical rhythmic sound. A friend said that is sounded like an old film projector; that is a pretty good description if you remember that sound. Of course as we increase the light output in the different modes the fan sound increases even more.
Does this sound normal to the rest of the group? We had an old Sanyo Z4 before this and it was much quieter.
Thanks for the feedback.