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AE100 discontinued?

Discussion in 'Projectors, Screens & Video Processors' started by ChrisAllenFiz, Aug 30, 2002.

  1. ChrisAllenFiz

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    Finally got round to ordering one of these, and have been told that my dealer has been advised they they will not be receiving any more of these, and that they have been discontiued. Am I being fed a line here, or have the reliability problems caused the death of the panasonic? Also, anyone know where to get hold of a panasonic from a reliable source for <=1300 quid?

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    I don't think this can be true ??

    Somebody in the know care to comment..

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    Well Im going to be popping into Reading town centre today. I'll ask in the Panasonic centre in there.

    I think I am going to have to buy a new one at full whack (£1500) and then try and get the money back with the barclaycard price promise. If I want to get my hands on one any time soon.

    Will let you know what they say

    Tim
     
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    Just received mine through from Empire Direct (which have them in stock at under £1300 as well!) and from first look it's absoloutley superb. Just phoned Panasonic customer service and the nice lady said there was no indication that this model was to be replaced (and hence not discontinued) in the forseeable future.
    Go for it - you'll love it!
     
  5. ChrisAllenFiz

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    Hmm, might have to go with empire direct. I didn`t really want to go with a box shifter like them, as I wanted a bit more personal service (less hassle if it goes wrong), and I also wanted one with as new a manufacture date as possible. Maybe I`ll try av-sales, but they are a bit more expensive

    Chris
     
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    What about Discount TV, speak to Ben on 01282 864048 ..


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  7. ChrisAllenFiz

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    Trouble with discounttv is that they seem to have a waiting list as long as your arm. I do want to get one within the next six weeks if possible :)

    Chris
     
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    No got a Private Message yesterday to say they had plenty in stock :)

    Must be you lucky day, buy buy buy !

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    Cool, thanks for the heads up, I`ll give them a call at lunch time

    Chris
     
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    They categorically have not been discontinued! Big wagon turned up yesterday with a lot of blue and white boxes! cleared entire waiting list, still big pile left!
     
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    Do I get a discount as I recommended somebody that would have gone elsewhere ;)

    Cheers

    Jo (AKA HEADRAT)
     
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    You should do! Do you want £5 off at amazon.co.uk??
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    benji_m , you shall have my order this very afternoon. Thanks guys, I was having a bit of a panic this morning. All hail the might of DiscountTV!!

    Chris
     
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    Just a quick heads up that over on the avsforums there is talk of an AE200 coming out in japan in October. Too late for me, as I`ve been waiting ages already and there will always be something over the horizon, but this may be where the rumours come from.

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    I was so lucky, I orderd mine yesturday from Discount, Ben is an excellent guy THANK YOU:) Mine is been deliverd on Tuesday,

    cheers Steve
     
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    Another set of thanks for Ben and his help this afternoon. Mine is coming on tuesday too, and all this at the best pirce in the UK.

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    Unfortunately ordered from Discount last May (10th to be precise).

    Spoke to them 3 times by phone in the interim.

    Surely I must have been at the very top of the "waiting list"?

    Then again, reading this, maybe I wasn't:

    Very, very disappointed :mad:
     
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    We have attempted to contact anyone and everyone that expressed an interest, I can olnly apologise if we missed anyone out. We really have tried to keep this fair, in some cases loosing business because of it!
     
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    Quick note in support of DiscountTV, my Panny died with the 'flickering lamp of doom' fault and they've just replaced it with a new one - no fuss, no questions - great service.

    It's good to see you can get good prices AND good customer service from a company.

    Cheers
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    16 weeks! several phone calls etc..

    Just disappointed, I expected more given all the good reviews & testimonials.

    No need now, my mate got one from elsewhere. He ordered Tuesday, had it Friday morning.

    Benji_m

    Assume it was just an error on your part then. No offence intended. But you can imagine my disappointment.

    No hard feelings ;)
     
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    Apparently,
    They were having a meeting to determine whether or not the AE100 should be discontinued-and the one they were using to do the Powerpoint presentation blew up!!

    Thirteen top executives from Panasonic were taken to Tokyo General suffering from shock and powder burns.

    Yuki Matsumoto(General Manager Pacific division)commented that;-"Rye rey Kreep rucking rowing rup?-Re mrust hira Sony projectror specialist!-rey no howe to mrake grood rucking projectror!!!!!!!!!!!!"

    Sony executive Fuji Sakkarhati(General Manager Hong Kong) was not available for comment-but was seen exiting Management meeting laughing profusely with tears rolling down his cheeks-and heard to say;-"....Ruck `em-should have bought 1366 X 768 design for 11HT-ruckin cheepskrates!!!!"

    ...Panasonic are at present designing a projector that will be sold with crash helmet and wire guard visor to protect from falling rubble-the model number will be AE-1DED.

    Doug:)
     
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    LOL ;)

    "Its flied lice you plick" !

    Very funny Doug, if a little xenophobic.

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