1. Join Now

    AVForums.com uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

AE100 vs AE200. What's the real difference?

Discussion in 'Projectors, Screens & Video Processors' started by Jesus Barrera R, Oct 25, 2002.

  1. Jesus Barrera R

    Jesus Barrera R
    Guest

    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Ratings:
    +0
    I was thinking on getting a Panny AE100 as a Christmas present for myself :). But now I see the AE200 is coming.

    I've checked a couple of web sites and I still can't see the real difference between the two other than a higher contrast level. Are there any reviews of this new proj around? what is the real difference between the two?

    What do you recommend me guys? do I buy the AE100 and hopefully get it at discount price due the new proj release or wait for the AE200?

    Thanks!
     
  2. richard plumb

    richard plumb
    Well-known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 27, 2002
    Messages:
    14,261
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    133
    Location:
    Windsor
    Ratings:
    +1,013
    I bought the AE100 precisely because it's likely to be replaced soon, so its cheap.

    The AE200 looks like a makeover for 2003, nothing big has changed. A bit more of this, a little less of that.

    AE100 has a lot of admirers and is a fine first projector, especially at the prices it can be found for.

    Now the Sony HS2 is much more like it. A proper step up from the HS1, with proper widescreen panels. Of course, thats probably only because Panasonic did it first, otherwise Sony would most likely still be offering cheaper 4:3 panels as we wouldn't have known any better.
     
  3. Splinter

    Splinter
    Guest

    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Ratings:
    +0
  4. petrolhead

    petrolhead
    Active Member

    Joined:
    Mar 29, 2002
    Messages:
    4,477
    Products Owned:
    1
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    71
    Location:
    Newcastle
    Ratings:
    +81
    100 :D :D

    Sorry could not resist. Will go away now :blush:
     
  5. Jesus Barrera R

    Jesus Barrera R
    Guest

    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Ratings:
    +0
    One last question.

    What's this thing about PT AE100EC? what's the difference between the AE100 vs AE100EC? I've seen it advertised as "NEW!"; is it a more stable/glitch-free version of the original AE100?

    Thanks again!
     
  6. pnapp

    pnapp
    Guest

    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Ratings:
    +0
    I´ve upgraded to the AE200 three weeks ago and it was worth it. Even if the increase in picture quality is minimal there are a lot of nice changes made to the machine:
    - much better remote
    - less light output from the back/vent
    - less noisy vent
    - dvi connection
    - better control over vent speed
    - many people mentioned less screen door - i didn´t find the difference to big

    As for faulty AE100 vs faulty AE200 - this has to be seen.

    As for the price - i bought the ae100 and ae200 at pricejapan.
    The AE100 in April for 1950 EURO including shipping and VAT, the ae200 in Oktober for 1900 EURO inclduing shipping and VAT.

    If you can get the AE100 for less than 1400 it´s worth a thought i guess...
     

Share This Page

Loading...