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Yeah, total disappointment. Either get this which is below the 4000 abilities or the 7000 which has stuff maybe u don't want... ie 3d and a much higher price.


Way to go panasonic by completely miss the middle of the road. Ill be looking for another vendor to buy from.
 

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supposedly there will be 1 or 2 more projector from Pana this year. One will definitely above the 7000 so maybe there is a chance for another model that is a direct replacement of the 4000 (although I quite doubt it)
 

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Unless this screen memory thing is their new term for lens memory....

The lens is manual zoom & focus so it must be something else.
 

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I think the phrase "epic failure" is more appropriate.
"fall down" is >2010 for epic fail. Get with the lingo.



Say it a few times, it's much smoother and more satisfying.


Your neighbor leaves his lawnmower out overnight and it gets stolen, just say to him, "fallllllllllll down". High pitch on the "fall", lower on the "down."
 

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I have just enough tech understanding to be dangerous to myself and others standing nearby, so perhaps some knowledgeable person will offer an opinion. My setup is total darkness dedicated theater, 15 foot throw (13 foot viewing) to a 110" white fixed screen. BluRay DVD and Directv HD sources.

I'm really very happy with the output (brightness, color, 720 NR) of my four year old PT-AX200U with one exception - the dreaded "background blurries". John Wayne's static closeup in the foreground is as sharp as I could want but the Indians riding by in the background are blurry. My wife doesn't even see it but it drives me nuts! I assume this is caused by a refresh rate (?) that is much lower than my HD plasma TV.

On the new PT-AR100/AH1000 theRGB Scanning frequency is: H: 15 kHz–74 kHz, fV: 24 Hz–85 Hz,dot clock: 154 MHz or lower as opposed to my AX200U's fH 30–70 kHz, fV 50– 87 Hz Dot clock: Less than 150 MHz

AX200 Brightness: 2000 lumens AR100: 2800 lumens

AX200 Contrast: 6,000:1 AR100: 50,000:1

Are the specs on the new AR-100 going to make a big "spend the money" difference in what I see? In the past, I was told by good honest sales reps at two of "everybody's favorite online dealers" that the AE-4000 just wasn't going to make that much difference in my results and to wait for the next generation. As I have NO interest in the 3D fad (the third attempt to lipstick this pig in my lifetime) does the AR100 look like it's going to be the model I've been waiting for?
 

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I really do hope they dot not see this projector as the follow up to the 4000, as this seems to have way less features and is not as flexible with its position in the room when installing. I did not hear any news about any other projectors for home cinema use from Panasonic this year unfortunately, hope I am wrong..
 

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The lens is manual zoom & focus so it must be something else.

I bet it is digital, much like the Mits projectors. Sounds like it is the LCD equivalent to the Mits HC4000, except it has a digital shift.
 

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Digital what? I don't understand. We're talking about the "mystery" of the "screen memory" feature. .

Most of the Mits projectors have a feature where they can be used for 2.35 without gray bars. The HC4000 has this (using remote only) feature and that projector has manual zoom and manual focus. Mits does this digitally not optically.
 

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So, wasn't $2k the MSRP on the Panny 4000? Aside from more light, this one is missing a lot of features from the 4k. I'm a bit surprised at the same MSRP. If I am wrong and $2K was the MAP and the AR100 ends up with a MAP below $1,500 then I am interested. It is going to have to be priced like an Epson 8350 to compete (and win) against the Epson.
 

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I'm surprised someone who is at CEDIA isn't responding to the question about "screen memory", would take about 30 seconds to ask a Panny rep...
 

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People at CEDIA are usually for business and won't have time to peruse the forums. When I went to CEDIA and CES usually I spend 14 hours-16 hours walking the floor and writing the recap of each day.
 
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