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Official Panasonic AE2000 thread

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Official AE2000 thread.









SPECIFICATIONS
http://panasonic.co.jp/pavc/global/p...fications.html


Here's links to the 2 older threads:

http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?t=920561

http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?t=910164


REVIEWS (preliminary pre-release)
http://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&sl=de&u=http://www.cine4home.de/news/PanaAE2000/AE2000Preview.htm&sa=X&oi=translate&resnum=6&ct=result&prev=/search%3Fq%3Dcine4home.de%2BPanasonic%2BAE2000%26hl%3Den%26s a%3DG%26pwst%3D1



Panasonic's AE2000 started shipping today Oct 30th !
Let's hear about it from owners who received them !
post #2 of 3926
Let's make this the one: PM me or better use 'report post' button if you see a problem

Thanks
post #3 of 3926
We're all good...this is the OFFICIAL official thread!

haha.

For reference, here is the manual: http://panasonic.co.jp/pavc/global/p...AE2000U_En.pdf
post #4 of 3926
Sounds good to me.Let the review's start rockin'
post #5 of 3926
Except its still in the 3k and up forum!!
post #6 of 3926
I hate seeing "Official" in any thread titles... it sounds so stupid!

Anyway, there's a lot of good info in the other threads, I hate to see it all disappear with the lock. Why weren't the other threads merged???
post #7 of 3926
Yes, please merge the threads.
post #8 of 3926
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Originally Posted by rsprance View Post

Except its still in the 3k and up forum!!

Where it should be.

3500USD is still > 3000USD, at least in Canada.
post #9 of 3926
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Originally Posted by rsprance View Post

Except its still in the 3k and up forum!!

I thought the suggested retail price is above $3K...
post #10 of 3926
Right the forums are divided by MSRP, not by street pricing.
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Originally Posted by Anthony Cler View Post

Yes, please merge the threads.

Please don't. The other threads were getting out of hand. With members soon receiving their units we should be getting out of the realm of speculation.
post #12 of 3926
For some reason, Fedex says "Priority Overnight" . Ka-Pow!

I'll have to enjoy every single minute with Hs51 tonight..... So you know i'm not good at breaking up but she is getting too old and ugly
post #13 of 3926
Congrats future owners! Looking forward to hearing your 2 cents!
We are moving back to NYC and I thought that I would have to abandon FP's due to the NYC apt. settup. (Can't ceiling mount and I have a Mits DLP PJ now with no lens shift and we have a baby who's soon to be toddling and coffee table mounting is no longer going to work) I was looking at the Mits hc6000 due to the lens shift for behind the seating area shelf mounting but $3999 is insane. This PJ looks like it JUST might do the trick! Looking forward, y'all!

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Does anybody know what scaler the projector uses? I'm looking to add a new receiver to my HT system that does scaling but wasn't sure what to compare against since I should be an owner of the AE2000 shortly.
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I was calculating the image brightness on the Sanyo Z2000 vs. AE2000U...using the PC Projection Calculator Pro. I used 12'6" throw and a 110" 16X9 screen. I also used 1.1 gain. I found the Panasonic had 15fL and the Sanyo had 24fL. To a layperson it would seem like the Sanyo is brighter, however, the Sanyo claims 1200 ANSI Lumens vs. 1500 for the AE2000U.

What is up? I wanted the AE2000U, but will reconsider if these facts are true (and mean something regarding image quality). PC did not mention brightness when comparing the 2.

I sent a comment to PC also.
post #16 of 3926
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Originally Posted by ric97 View Post

I was calculating the image brightness on the Sanyo Z2000 vs. AE2000U...using the PC Projection Calculator Pro. I used 12'6" throw and a 110" 16X9 screen. I also used 1.1 gain. I found the Panasonic had 15fL and the Sanyo had 24fL. To a layperson it would seem like the Sanyo is brighter, however, the Sanyo claims 1200 ANSI Lumens vs. 1500 for the AE2000U.

What is up? I wanted the AE2000U, but will reconsider if these facts are true (and mean something regarding image quality). PC did not mention brightness when comparing the 2.

I sent a comment to PC also.

Wow....great question!

I just saw the same thing.

Anyone have an idea?
post #17 of 3926
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Originally Posted by ric97 View Post

I was calculating the image brightness on the Sanyo Z2000 vs. AE2000U...using the PC Projection Calculator Pro. I used 12'6" throw and a 110" 16X9 screen. I also used 1.1 gain. I found the Panasonic had 15fL and the Sanyo had 24fL. To a layperson it would seem like the Sanyo is brighter, however, the Sanyo claims 1200 ANSI Lumens vs. 1500 for the AE2000U.

What is up? I wanted the AE2000U, but will reconsider if these facts are true (and mean something regarding image quality). PC did not mention brightness when comparing the 2.

I sent a comment to PC also.

The brightness numbers on the PC calc don't amount to a hill of beans. Factory rated brightness and calibrated brightness are two totally difference things. I can calculate what you'll get on your screen, but I'd have to know the actual calibrated brightness because nobody in their right mind will use the brightest mode under normal viewing (dynamic / high bulb).

If you assume either PJ is putting out 600 calibrated lumen, you'll see about 18ftL with a new bulb, and about half that at 50% of the bulb.
post #18 of 3926
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Originally Posted by Wet1 View Post

The brightness numbers on the PC calc don't amount to a hill of beans. Factory rated brightness and calibrated brightness are two totally difference things. I can calculate what you'll get on your screen, but I'd have to know the actual calibrated brightness because nobody in their right mind will use the brightest mode under normal viewing (dynamic / high bulb).

If you assume either PJ is putting out 600 calibrated lumen, you'll see about 18ftL with a new bulb, and about half that at 50% of the bulb.

In any case, i think the discrepancy on the calculator is interesting as one could assume that they are using max brightness, and the panasonic is spec'ed to be brighter.
post #19 of 3926
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Originally Posted by GrantMeThePower View Post

In any case, i think the discrepancy on the calculator is interesting as one could assume that they are using max brightness, and the panasonic is spec'ed to be brighter.

My point is the brightness info from that calc is basically useless either way.
post #20 of 3926
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Originally Posted by Wet1 View Post

The brightness numbers on the PC calc don't amount to a hill of beans. Factory rated brightness and calibrated brightness are two totally difference things. I can calculate what you'll get on your screen, but I'd have to know the actual calibrated brightness because nobody in their right mind will use the brightest mode under normal viewing (dynamic / high bulb).

If you assume either PJ is putting out 600 calibrated lumen, you'll see about 18ftL with a new bulb, and about half that at 50% of the bulb.

I would hope they would either use the calibrated lumens measured when they did their review -or- they would use the manufacturer's number (or a % of that #) for all of the projectors in the calculator. At least then we could have something with which we could move forward. It is tough to make a decision in the dark.
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My AE2000 just shipped today! D-Day is Thursday Nov. 1st!! Now let's see what all the hype is all about!
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BTW guys, my present screen is a 110" Da-Lite Cinemavision....is this a good match for the AE2000?
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let us know!
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Originally Posted by PSB View Post

My AE2000 just shipped today! D-Day is Thursday Nov. 1st!! Now let's see what all the hype is all about!

Do you have a current FP that it's replacing?
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does anyone have a mount that they recommend with this projector?

thanks
Itai
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Yes, the AE2000 will be replacing my current Sony VW-50 which I am in the process of selling........I have high hopes and got my fingers crossed that I won't be disappointed............but for $2,600, it's not too big of a gamble for me.......heck in 1-2 years, we'll all be salivating at the AE3000.
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Originally Posted by cubesys View Post

does anyone have a mount that they recommend with this projector?

thanks
Itai

I bought the Chief RPA universal mount from Projector People.....$150 and it's good for all future projectors, too.
post #28 of 3926
My TX100 is on its last legs, tons of dust blobs and over 2200 hours on the bulb it's just about dead. It's this one or the Z2000. If the Panny is really 20% to 25% brighter I will spend the extra $$$ for my light chalenged room.
post #29 of 3926
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Originally Posted by ric97 View Post

I would hope they would either use the calibrated lumens measured when they did their review -or- they would use the manufacturer's number (or a % of that #) for all of the projectors in the calculator. At least then we could have something with which we could move forward. It is tough to make a decision in the dark.

Stated spec lumens on paper don't mean much.
Some companies are more...lets say 'over enthusiastic' when they publish these numbers.

In reality, the Sanyo Z2000 and Panasonic AE2000 are both using 165W bulbs with the exact same D7 LCD panels. They're going to be very similar in light output in their same relative modes.
post #30 of 3926
Ordered from ProjPeople.. going from an ae700 so I'm very excited!! I have a 120" HP in a batcave with light control. I'll post my opinion tomorrow hopefully.
LL
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