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My guess is that they dropped the AE3000 to $1999 and will sell the AE4000 at the $2299 price. I'm going to wait
 

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My guess is that they dropped the AE3000 to $1999 and will sell the AE4000 at the $2299 price. I'm going to wait

The AE3000 is at $1699 now!
 

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Just starting to appear on UK dealer's websites now. They are posting £2,399 pre order and £2,499 as 'normal' retail price once launched. Looks like you guys are getting a much better deal than we are, not that I'm in the market myself thankfully.
 

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Posted in the other thread as well:


I just got confirmation from PP that it will in fact be $1999!!!! How crazy is that?? Also that " the 4000 is superior in every respect to the 3000"

They said they "heard it could be in by the end of the month".
 

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THis is definitely a game changer...I love the smooth screen technology. And if the red color is more accurate, this could be huge! It's really remarkable what can be had for 2k these days...
 

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guess I'll ask the question in the proper forum now



huge news on the pricing, pulls me back from all the brighter pj's I was looking at. Question for the group: I have a new, large room, non-light controlled (for daytime sports) but which can get quite dark (so a high contrast pj is still worthwhile). I am currently using a holdover ae900 shooting a 144" (like it BIG) picture at 17 feet. the PC calc says that's 7FL on the screen. It is clearly no good for daytime sports but works in the evenings. The PC calc says the 3000 would put 11FL on the screen with those specs - I'm assuming the 4000 will be higher. Will a 50% increase be enough for the daytime viewing (bad blacks and all) or do I have to give up all the cool features of the 4000 and stick with one of these new, bright dlps?


before anyone asks, I've tried the epsons, they are certainly bright, but I (and that's all that matters, if you can't, good for you) can clearly see the pixel structure on the epsons and that kills it for me. If I'm going with LCD again it's smoothscreen or bust. Thanks.
 

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Posted in the other thread as well:


I just got confirmation from PP that it will in fact be $1999!!!! How crazy is that?? Also that " the 4000 is superior in every respect to the 3000"

They said they "heard it could be in by the end of the month".

It's funny how just before Cedia they had bumped up the price on the 3000 by 300 bucks
Hopefully not to many got taken, especially for what it's going for now.
 

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I just pee'd a little.
 

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My budget was initially geared towards the viewsonic pro8100, then I started considering the mitsu HC3800 (have always had DLP and love the look), and now I'm trying to convince myself that I can stretch it to the AE4000.... I think I'm going to need to see a smoothscreen pj before I make the decision though. Anyone around Columbus OH have an AE3000 I could check out?
 

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jsm88 -- Don't believe the ftL numbers in the PJC's Calculator sheet. They are not always correct, and sometimes not even close (they don't provide a reference to their numbers). Use the Lumen outputs in their review and calculate your own ftL:


Foot-Lamberts = PJ Lumens x Screen Gain / Screen Area (in square feet).

jdoughertyiv -- Read the PJC review: http://www.projectorcentral.com/pana...tor_review.htm . The performance on their 1080p models does not effect the image sharpness as much as on their older models. The version on the AE4000 seems to provide the best of all.


I had an older Panasonic PJ and the smooth-screen worked just fine.
 

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Just starting to appear on UK dealer's websites now. They are posting £2,399 pre order and £2,499 as 'normal' retail price once launched. Looks like you guys are getting a much better deal than we are, not that I'm in the market myself thankfully.

If you don't mind me saying...for someone who has bailed out on Panasonic models and gone to JVC, shouldn't you be frequenting the JVC threads?...I mean, you seem like a nice guy, but all you do is politely bash Panasonic and talk about how great the JVC is...It doesn't make sense... If you were not happy with the Panny product, why do you spend so much time here?...I guess I'm just curious...
 

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Man, as much as these prices entice me, i can't help but think i'd be much better off just waiting for 2010, all these "120-240Hz" talk is really meaningless to me if they don't accept an input higher than 60Hz for 3D stereo.


I'd really like one... but i know for a fact that as soon as a 3d stereo version became available i'd want to switch.
 

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Originally Posted by CT_Wiebe /forum/post/17321197

jsm88 -- Don't believe the ftL numbers in the PJC's Calculator sheet. They are not always correct, and sometimes not even close (they don't provide a reference to their numbers). Use the Lumen outputs in their review and calculate your own ftL:


Foot-Lamberts = PJ Lumens x Screen Gain / Screen Area (in square feet).

jdoughertyiv -- Read the PJC review: http://www.projectorcentral.com/pana...tor_review.htm . The performance on their 1080p models does not effect the image sharpness as much as on their older models. The version on the AE4000 seems to provide the best of all.


I had an older Panasonic PJ and the smooth-screen worked just fine.

I'm using the 950 lumens PJC quoted in their review in "normal" mode and a 100" 1.0 gain screen and I calculated 32.2 Foot-Lamberts. Is that correct? That seems extremely bright.
 
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