Originally Posted by Rieper
I dunno about that, but you can't give the Panny AE700 away on Ebay. It looks like graveyard city.
Wow, I didn't realize things would get this bad so soon.
Looks like I'll be keeping my AE700 and its minor vertical banding for now.
I am not surprised that they are not selling. The AE-700 is a perfectly good unit, but the projector for what ever the reason has been nitpicked to death on the AV forums. Especially this one. I mean, how many positive comments do you hear vs. negative ones about the AE-700?
I never even tried to sell mine.
I would keep it before I tried to sell it for what I have been seeing them go for on line. If you are going to give it away, it might as well be to a nice charity.
Perhaps you could give it to a charity like your church or school, then write it off on your taxes.
Either that, when I upgrade from my AE-700 to something else, the 700 will become a nice out-door PJ.
There are better options, than just giving them to someone on E-Bay or what ever.
Originally Posted by fwf
Just to add a little bit to Daniel's review...
What Daniel said about the contrast and low level detail was spot on. I would also mention that the color balance was much more pleasing than my 700 which I have tweaked for weeks, using every setting and every color filter known to man. In a word... just gorgeous!
Over-all impression: It would be hard not to recommend the AE900 to someone looking to purchase a projector now. But for me, with a slightly less than one year old AE700 that still dazzles me every time I watch it, I think I'll wait another year or two to upgrade. Without a side by side comparison, the AE700 is still a very nice projector.
I do stand corrected.
Here is a nice comment from another thread discussing the new AE-900. But positive comments are still few and far between.