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Re: Panasonic PT-AE4000 LCD HD Home Cinema Projector: Official Thread

Be sure to let us know what you think about it in comparison once you get it in and get it setup.


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Be sure to let us know what you think about it in comparison once you get it in and get it setup.
Mounted the new AE4000 yesterday and fired it up. First impression was that the fan was considerably more quiet than the Sharp. The picture quality prior to calibration is just amazing. Not really fair to compare a 1080p resolution to the native 720p of the Sharp. The Z1200 had a very nice picture as well, but the AE4000 is another level better for sure. In Dynamic Iris, the AE4000 is quite a bit brighter on my 120" Dalite Hi Power. I used the same mounting location. Using the DVE HD calibration disk demonstration, the blacks looked to be much deeper as well.

I need to get familiar with the controls and start the calibration process. I did find that every time I use the focus function, it goes to the focus screen. I need to find out if there is a way to use a blu ray picture to focus on, I would like to use something other than the pj's focus display.

Overall, I am really glad I picked this machine. Considerably less expensive than what I paid for the Z12000 six years ago and a step above the Z12000.


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Re: Panasonic PT-AE4000 LCD HD Home Cinema Projector: Official Thread

This is great news... glad it is working well for you.

I am pretty sure you can use the source picture for focus and zooming, although I don't remember exactly how it is done. It seems like it tells you on the screen when you are using the focus or zoom. I imagine one of these other guys will know.


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Re: Panasonic PT-AE4000 LCD HD Home Cinema Projector: Official Thread

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Thank you. I am going through the entire 'function' manual now. Tremendous amount of individual settings available.

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Re: Panasonic PT-AE4000 LCD HD Home Cinema Projector: Official Thread

On the focus screen there is an option to go back to the video, by pushing the button again if I remember right

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Thank you for the tips on the focus. I was able to select the main picture. Ran the DVE HD calibration disk. The stock settings are very near what DVE calls for in a calibrated picture. We watched our first movie in 1080/24p. What an awesome picture. What still stands out for me is how quiet the pj is. I set it to Econ mode and it is barely audible in our room. That is a very welcome change in our room.

So far, it has worked perfectly with no noted problems or issues. Everyone noted how much more detailed and 'realistic' the picture seemed vs. the 720p we were used to on our 120" screen. I am really glad I decided to go for it and upgrade.

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Re: Panasonic PT-AE4000 LCD HD Home Cinema Projector: Official Thread

Congrats on the upgrade, Rudy, and thanks for the comments. It seems like this projector is an all-around winner. Is there much air flow using it in econ mode? You mentioned that it is quiet, do you think that the fans are just better than the ones in your last PJ (quieter) or are they pushing less air?

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Congrats on the upgrade, Rudy, and thanks for the comments. It seems like this projector is an all-around winner. Is there much air flow using it in econ mode? You mentioned that it is quiet, do you think that the fans are just better than the ones in your last PJ (quieter) or are they pushing less air?
Not sure what the difference is. Next time I fire it up I will check on the airflow issue. Spec wise, the Panny system is supposed to be considerably quiet I believe.

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Re: Panasonic PT-AE4000 LCD HD Home Cinema Projector: Official Thread

I run mine in eco mode with high altitude mode turned on (this has the fan running faster than normal) but keeps the entire enclosure cooler and as we all know heat is electronics biggest enemy. It is still very quiet compared to my previous Sanyo Z4

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I run mine in eco mode with high altitude mode turned on (this has the fan running faster than normal) but keeps the entire enclosure cooler and as we all know heat is electronics biggest enemy. It is still very quiet compared to my previous Sanyo Z4
Interesting idea. So far, from what I have read, there is no problem running in eco-mode. The picture is not as bright, but I don't need the extra brightness as a general rule. I would only use the brighter setting with ambient light during football games or something where ambient light is desirable.

I'm all for keeping gear cool, but if it was designed to run properly in eco-mode, I'll take the quieter operation any day. I will research this issue just to be on the safe side.

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