I received the AE8000 earlier in the week, and did some preliminary calibrations starting with Cinema1 mode. I am projecting onto a 92" screen approx. 14' away and ceiling mounted. The room can be light controlled, to a certain degree. I have the pj lamp setting set to Eco-Mode. Out of the box the pj was set to the Normal lamp mode, and I noticed it to be quite loud. But since I never ran the AE2000 in Normal mode, I can't say that the AE8000 is any louder or not.For people who upgraded from AE2000, how are you liking the AE8000?
Is it a big difference in PQ or brightness? Happy with the switch?
I'm only talking 2d quality here.
I'm up for a new bulb and wondering if I should just put the $350 toward a new AE8000.
So far I am very pleased with this upgrade. The black level is much deeper, yet still with distinction. The colors are beautiful, and look natural. I have "Detail Clarity" boosted 1 notch, and have increased the horizontal and vertical sharpness by 2 notches, although I'm not sure that's where those settings will finally end up. I'm still playing with the "Frame Creation" mode, and trying to find out what looks more acceptable for what I 'm viewing at that time. My main viewing content is BD, but occasionally I'll stream a show from Netflix or a hockey game, reserving judgement on picture quality of the latter two sources. My wife, who is not really into any of this hobby of mine, actually commented on the picture quality, and we were watching a streamed BBC program from Netflix! Quite a surprise to me.
I have not upgraded my OPPO 83se yet, so I don't have any capability to try out the 3D, although I did purchase a couple of pairs of PS3 glasses when I bought the pj. After reading a post earlier about getting the same glasses from Amazon, for roughly half the price, when the time comes that's where I'll go for any additional glasses we need.
So, so far so good! I for one am happy with the upgrade, and will now try to sell the AE2000. We'll see how that goes.