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2nd hand price for a ae100?

Discussion in 'Projectors, Screens & Video Processors' started by EddyP, Jan 28, 2004.

  1. EddyP

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    Ive been offered a 2nd hand ae 100 with about 50 hours use for £500, still with 1.5 yrs warrenty on it and manufactured in june 2003, does this seem a reasonable price? i beleive its slightly better than the ae200 as the 200 doesnt have 1:1 pixel mapping.

    Opinions please chaps? :)

    Cheers
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    The AE100 is not better than the AE200, and the AE200 can be pixel mapped.I think someone is giving you the hard sell.You should be able to pick up an AE200 second hand for about £500.
     
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    I'd say about £250 for a second hand ae100. Thats what I'll be looking for on mine when it goes in the next couple of months.
     
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    With 50 hours use and 1.5 yrs warranty, I bet yours doesnt come with that Mr. D.
    If it has no nead pixels and you can demo it first I would say it is worth around £400-£450.
    You can buy a graded one from robert whyte for £599 but this is the cheapest I have seen them.
     
  5. EddyP

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    thanks for the replys, its a friend sellling it so i know its in good condition and he says it has no dead pixels.
    Would you say this is the best bet for a first PJ for the money?
    I will mainly be watching dvds from my HTPC and possibly playing the ps2 on it.

    Thanks

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    absolutely ideal situation as a first time PJ. Work out a reasonable offer between you as he's a mate, (I'd say between £300 and £400 bearing in mind condition and warrenty). No need to spend a fortune to get blown away by the big screen experience. When I was first looking, a couple of years back now, you couldn't get second hand PJs for love nor money. But with the revolution since, it's a great opportunity, so long as you get a good demo, can't go wrong.

    Cheers

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    It's a great purchase, I have one! That said, if you can stretch the extra couple of hundred for an AE200, I would bag that...
     
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    If you can possibly stump up the extra 200 quid. Go for the AE200. I upgraded my AE100 to get the AE200 and it is noticebly better BUT... The AE100 is still a great machine for the money and a great first PJ.

    500 quid for a second hand AE100 with 50 hours on the clock isn't too bad and at least you know if it's been well looked after.
     
  9. EddyP

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    what is it you would say is better with the 200? I had a demo of a 100 in a local shop and it was nice but the blacks werent very black, but ive read this can be helped by a hoya filter anyway.
     
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    EddyP: The blacks and contrast are better. Also, the RGB scart on the back is very usefull if you have cable TV etc...
    Also, it is quieter, although I wouldn't say the AE100 was a noisey machine in the first place.

    For better blacks you can use a FLD filter or a grey screen or both. I actually use a Conin FLD filter (which is single side coated and doesn't cut the light output too much) with a grey screen and the image is awesome. The blacks are now starting to be convincing.

    http://www.jpsaunders.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/PitchBlack.jpg
     
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    Not a bad price. I am selling mine soon with about 100 hours (although not checked it recently) but no warranty.
    Great condition no dead pixels and I would look for about £300 - £350
    I may even decide to keep it as a second projector or a backup :)

    Cheers

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    The same applies to Mr D (especially if he's only looking for £250) - for that money it doesn't seem worth selling. As you said, as a backup or a machine for the bedroom, IMHO it's not worth selling.
     
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    i am lookign for a second hand ae100 to simply have a big image, i will only use it for about 3-4 months at most until i can afford a better dlp.
    Anyone lookign to sell there's in exactly 9 weeks from today?possibly someone could hold on for me!..Chris?!
    cheers
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    i have kept my old 100 with 3200 hrs :eek: as a back up to my 300 as if anything went wrong with 300 at least i could still have some big screen action. I decided it was not worth selling the 100 on as due to the high hours i wouldnot get much more than £200 for it
     
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    Fred, what happened to your Z2, are you selling it already?:eek:
     
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    correction:sold it already. Not totally sure why tho..
    Basically i saw a chance to get 7.1 and a servo 15 and took it. That is my sound sorted out, no more upgrades there. So now i only have to get a top end dlp to match my other system.
    Although the Z2 is a superb pj i am thinking more of going down the dlp route for the minute, as in saving over the summer getting a high end dlp and being blown away-
    Chic-how many hours do you have on the ae100, i would be willing to pay more than 250 if it didn't have too many and no dead pixels
    cheers
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    i would not sell the 100 on m8 as its got 3200 hrs on it so the bulb could go any time & the picture was starting to get duller thats why i upgraded. I am keeping it as a spare incase my 300 has to go back for any repairs
     
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    Fred - as often happens when you surf around here, you get upgraditus!:rolleyes: :D and your interest in an AE100 has got me thinking!!:smoke:

    Keeping it brief, what sort of price would you be looking at for an AE100? I'm intrigued in the performance of the AE500 and my wallet could be perhaps convinced it needs to shake off some cobwebs!;)
     
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    well i don't want to spend too much, how many hours does it have?i don't think we can agree a deal here, should be on classified, but i am prepared to wait till the end of my job at sainsburys to see how much holiday pay off i get, but it is likely all i will be able to afford is an ae100.
    wouldn't really be prepared to pay more than 350 depending on condition
    fred
     
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    Have you considered a new bulb...:eek:
     

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