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post #61 of 3926
Just got the ae2000, will post something in a short while. Still unpacking!
post #62 of 3926
Zeroendless,

Can't wait to hear your reports on this projector. I may pull the trigger on this and take that step once the reviews start coming in
post #63 of 3926
dragonleepenn,

Go, go go! I am at work on the edge of my seat here when I should be working!!!
post #64 of 3926
Same thing as repdetect2 : at work (in paris, France ), listening the soundtrack "Once upon a time in America" and waiting for the first reports.
I saw during lunch time a demo of the Panny PTAE 1000 and didn't like the picture (not enough sharpness...very blurry).
I saw a Mitsu HC 6000 in a side-by-side comparison and there was no match about the sharpness.
Hope the PTAE 2000 will be better.

Vincent
post #65 of 3926
Sweet, first hand accounts on this projector...Possible unboxing pics?
post #66 of 3926
Come on Dragon, you don't need lunch. Give up some pictures
post #67 of 3926
I don't trust these posted pics of screen shots to give me a true representation of what the PJ can do........how can it?...........there's so many variables that can affect the image of the picture that's posted.....the camera itself--lens quality, ISO setting, exposure setting, focus setting, screen material, ambient lighting of the media room, settings on the projector, is it properly calibrated, the condition and setting on your computer monitor, etc., etc..........it's like someone posting a MP3 file on the web to judge whether how good or bad a speaker sounds....ridiculous.
post #68 of 3926
I simply meant pictures of the unboxing and of the unit itself. Just for fun.
post #69 of 3926
BTW, screenshots are just for fun too.
post #70 of 3926
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Originally Posted by Anthony Cler View Post

BTW, screenshots are just for fun too.


yeah they are......but too many here use that as a "blibical" fact to argue how one projector is superior to another.
post #71 of 3926
dragonleepenn just left my house. He stopped by for a quick viewing. Thanks

This was by no means enough time to put it through its paces but I just wanted to get a quick
look at how this looks. Im sure hes home spending the afternoon installing this on his ceiling and will report later tonight or tomorrow.

I only had HD cable via HDMI as source. I was truly impressed. We threw an image 8 feet wide. There was so much in the menu we did not bother changing anything so what we saw was right out of the box.
It kills my AE700. I walked right up to the screen and no visible pixel structure at all, none. The SS did not in any way soften the image. It was very sharp. Black level and on/off looked better then my VW100 to my eye. I could not believe I was looking at LCD. Man these things have come a long way. Sorry I do not have more.
Im sure there will be more detailed reports from others coming soon but this projector is a winner. Enjoy your protectors
post #72 of 3926
Now that's what I like to hear

Thanks for posting that up, even though you only had a short time with it, it still had a very good impression on you...
post #73 of 3926
Alan I have the 700u now and the 2000 is in my sites for new PJ. Is it a night and day difference in the black levels from the 700 to the 2000? How about image sharpness from the 700 to the 2000. Thanks.
post #74 of 3926
FFS i can't wait until it's out here in Europe!!
post #75 of 3926
Quote:
Originally Posted by Alan Gouger View Post

dragonleepenn just left my house. He stopped by for a quick viewing. Thanks

This was by no means enough time to put it through its paces but I just wanted to get a quick
look at how this looks. Im sure hes home spending the afternoon installing this on his ceiling and will report later tonight or tomorrow.

I only had HD cable via HDMI as source. I was truly impressed. We threw an image 8 feet wide. There was so much in the menu we did not bother changing anything so what we saw was right out of the box.
It kills my AE700. I walked right up to the screen and no visible pixel structure at all, none. The SS did not in any way soften the image. It was very sharp. Black level and on/off looked better then my VW100 to my eye. I could not believe I was looking at LCD. Man these things have come a long way. Sorry I do not have more.
Im sure there will be more detailed reports from others coming soon but this projector is a winner. Enjoy your protectors

I also asked in the other thread but...

Have you tested the AE1000U, and if so, did you see an improvement compared to that one?
post #76 of 3926
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Originally Posted by th8ter View Post

Alan I have the 700u now and the 2000 is in my sites for new PJ. Is it a night and day difference in the black levels from the 700 to the 2000? How about image sharpness from the 700 to the 2000. Thanks.

Doris Day movies illuminated by my light table are sharper than the 700.

ted
post #77 of 3926
Back.

Quick 30 minutes preview.

Convergence alignment. At least half-1 pixel all over the place. Using Sony hd pattern and DVE

Colour uniformity. No problem.

Fan noise, not whisper quiet but reasonable in both normal and eno mode. Mine is shelf mounted and about 3' above seating area. Doesn't bother me.

A quick bringhtness and contrast setting, Iris on, set color 1 and cinema 1. Color is dead on by the way, 1080/240p from ps3. Black is impressive with no motion artifact as reported from early review from users here. I play a few dark scenes from Hellboy and happy to say the black level is ...black.. , this is brilliant for LCD. Plenty of light at eco mode, and picture is punchy with beautiful color.

Sharpness, I know we all hate this stupid smooth screen. I didn't have enough time for further review but i remember few face detail close up scene. You can have both with panny's latest smart sharpening technology....Pixel free and detail.

By the way, I like how panny double inserts the package.
post #78 of 3926
Thanks for the report Zero. Did you get a chance to take a couple of "fun" pics?
post #79 of 3926
This just in:

I emailed PC the following:
"Quick question...will the Panny be bright enough for the configurations I mentioned below? I am getting a Stewart SST 110"."

The response I got was:
"Assuming you have a dark viewing environment, Cinema 1 mode on the Panny will be just right at 110", as long as you don't use the long end of the zoom lens. The shorter the throw distance, the better. It also has a very bright mode, called Normal, which puts out over 900 lumens without costing too much in color balance."

Thanks again to Evan for taking the time to respond to my question. I feel better about getting the PT-AE2000U with the SST 110 and a 12' throw. I wanted a grey screen for the blacks -and- so I can have dim lights on when watching games with friends.
post #80 of 3926
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Originally Posted by Anthony Cler View Post

Thanks for the report Zero. Did you get a chance to take a couple of "fun" pics?

It's shame to say that i'm a photographer, roomful of digital camera, lens and photography equipment cost 8 times more than the panny but i didn't take a single shot.
post #81 of 3926
Well my AE2000 will be here friday fedx 2nd day air.Visual Apex just said they only had a few left.Hurry if you want one.YEHA
post #82 of 3926
I am wondering how this unit will do going through a CIH prism for 237:1. Also wondering about the performance of the built-in vertical stretch, and on the brightness for a large 237:1 screen. Is 130" wide too big? Hopefully we can get more in-use experiences soon.
post #83 of 3926
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Originally Posted by tvted View Post

Doris Day movies illuminated by my light table are sharper than the 700.

ted

Mine is really not that bad, Blu-Ray set at 1080i looks pretty dang good even thought this is a 720P PJ.
post #84 of 3926
Any impressions now that you've played with it for a while??
post #85 of 3926
hey guys, lets see some screen shots!!
post #86 of 3926
For those of you with a critical eye that have or will soon see one of these bad boys....

How are the blacks - really?

Anywhere near CRT black?

Looks pretty tempting!
post #87 of 3926
Quote:


How are the blacks - really?

Anywhere near CRT black?

I think you are expecting too much. It will definitely stay behind the best DLPs and the RS1.
post #88 of 3926
Thread Starter 
Preliminary impressions from those that received their's sound very good so far. I also appreciate and trust Alan's opinion.

It should be a good fit for my new scope setup.

Interested in hearing about how well they've improved these areas;

- Sharpness and image detail with smoothscreen. I like my 1080 clear and sharp The previous AE1000 was well ...not good.
- Brightness.
- Black levels, contrast and shadow detail.
- Dynamic iris performance.

The rest I can more or less live with until next year's models get released.
I seem to have a habit of upgrading often.

Let's hear more from those that received them.
post #89 of 3926
Brightness and Light

Hey all. I am close to ordering and I am curious if it would be bright enough for ambient light. Like playing wii with friends??
post #90 of 3926
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Anywhere near CRT black?

If it is just north or south of the VW50 or VW100 in terms of black level, it will have very good black levels but CRT levels are still not there. Don't get me wrong, compared to my old AE700, black levels on the LCOS based projectors are great and this should be a great advancement for LCD. However, when I see the ultra black of my 34" Sony CRT, it becomes apparent that there will likely be plenty of upgrades still to come.
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