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Appearance is always subjective, but I think it's the most attractive home projector on the market. It has more of a professional, functional design, unlike some of the consumer products that appear almost toy-like.
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I dont have the full amount needed to buy the 4000, I did find a steal on a Sony VPL VW100 "Ruby" for under $800. Its on its way and dont get me wrong I am excited to get it and thrilled at the potential image it should produce but I really wish I could have got the 4000, my experience with my Panasonic projector has been very positive.
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If you can bag a ruby for 800 you won't be hurt with your purchase. I owned a ruby before I got my 4k and I have to say it was a very good projector. If you plan on keeping the ruby and need to change out the bulb in the lamp it's very easy to bulb. This will save you major dollars over the OEM lamp cost.
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So far all smiles with the Ruby, thanks for the bulb tip.
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The bulbs sell for about $300.00 plus shipping
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I am using a PTAX-100U with very good results.

Screen size - 155" diag.

Throw distance - 26 feet.

Total light controlled room. Would the 4000 work here, and would it be a huge improvement?
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I am using a PTAX-100U with very good results.

Screen size - 155" diag.

Throw distance - 26 feet.

Total light controlled room. Would the 4000 work here, and would it be a huge improvement?
I had one of those and yes its a great unit but I dont think there is anyway the 4000 would not best it across the board..............boy thats a long throw for a huge screen ya got there!
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I am using a PTAX-100U with very good results.

Screen size - 155" diag.

Throw distance - 26 feet.

Total light controlled room. Would the 4000 work here, and would it be a huge improvement?

I am setting up my theater and am considering AE4000 vs BenQ W6000. I prefer Panasonic, but my concerns are with image brightness. Using Projection calculator from Projector Central, I have to place my projector at about 16 feet to barely get 12- 13 fl, on 134" diagonal screen in 2.35:1 format with Panasonic. If I use Black Widow painted screen (my preference) it drops to 11 fl, and is cautioned by the calculator. How would this projector provide enough light for 155" screen at 26 feet.

If anyone has good experience with Panasonic AE4000 (in this area), please share with me. It will make my decision very easy.
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Anybody here upgrade from a Mitsu HD1000u, HC1500, HC1600? How do they compare?
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I had one of those and yes its a great unit but I dont think there is anyway the 4000 would not best it across the board..............boy thats a long throw for a huge screen ya got there!
Are you sure? The Projection Calculator has max throw distance of less than 22 feet, limiting the screen to 111" diagonal at that distance, and to top it off, has very dim picture at 8fl.
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