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Another AE100 user with this "shutting off and Blinking" problem!

Discussion in 'Projectors, Screens & Video Processors' started by Jones_Rush, Apr 4, 2002.

  1. Jones_Rush

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    This malfunction is starting to look like a serial bug.
     
  2. petrolhead

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    I rest my case!
     
  3. jrwood

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    Sounds very similar to the Infocus LP350 bug....

    Im sure though that panasonic are aware of the problems and considering the amount of projectors they are shipping there are bound to be quality issues?.
     
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    It is very kind of these members to bring the issue's to light, but i seem to detect a slight "told you so" attitude. If you spend a while checking relevant dedicated forums for sanyo's/sony projectors, you will also find inumerate similar problems qouted. Difference being other projectors cost 3 times as much as the Panasonic. Why does this remind me of TVR cars in the uk.....extemely overpriced...guranteed to have faults...yet people still buy them....yet speak to any owners and they will swear blind they have no issue's.
    Perhaps we can gain something a little more positive out of this by forwarding the relevant issue's to Panasonic...i am sure they would be interested in resolving some of these problems....
    Best regards
    LittleT2
     
  5. Nic Rhodes

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    I have to agree with little T2 on this. Constant saying this is crap is of no use to anyone. The fact that you have never seen this Panny projectors is unbelievable, with your constant snipes and told you so comments. This is all based on hearsay rumour and starting Chinese whispers (sorry you will not know what I mean about this as a ‘newbie’).

    The Panny isn’t perfect. No one has said it is and I have never come across a perfect panel projector anyway. It is selling in large numbers and is damn good for the money, trouncing most of the competition. It suits many people very well and is pretty damn close to what I and others have been asking for ages.

    A basic machine with simple deinterlacing, direct pixel access and widescreen panels. Those in the know, know to use the VGA input and achieve great results for little money. It is what the market wants.

    Similar snipes at the PLV 30 are also un warranted. This machine has been available for almost 18 months now and is still the one to beat in the cheap projector stages. It works reliably and it’s owners love it. Yes it had a minor issue re Iscan Pro but Owl, Silicon Image and Sanyo sorted it all out quickly and easily. If only more products had such support.

    The Panny AE100 and PLV 30 are great products. Continual ‘swipes’ at them are not justified. Yes there are issues with these and just about all new products but only time will tell whether these are resolved satisfactorily. Sullying the reputation of these products just isn’t justified.

    Please post facts and personal experiences / opinions and not hearsay, rumour and wild speculation. It is much more constructive and people take it more seriously.

    Now I bet you like Sony products…..
    ;)
     
  6. petrolhead

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    OK OK Nic. I am sorry if I have touched a nerve.

    I have written a responce in the following thread:

    AE100 Panasonic Projectors for £850


    I hope we can burry the hatchet and work as a team :)
     
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    Hello everyone, just joined the forum so I am a newbie here.

    As an owner of an AE100, I want to voice my opinion about this little wonder. Having used it more than 3 months and logged about +300 hours, this projector has performed flawlessly and the picture quality must be seen to be believed. I must have been lucky as my PJ came defect free. Like most electronic products, It's not unusual for new products to have teething problems. Panasonic will need to improve their manufacturing process..better QC that is.

    Regards,

    Qvu
     
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    Well said Nic;)

    For some reason Jones Rush seems to have an "inferiority complex" regarding this, & other products:devil:

    For someone who does not own, or even has not seen (not sure about this?), he seems to have nothing but criticism for the AE-100. Indeed, a thread was started over at AVS forums, which sarcastically highlighed this fact.

    I received a "faulty" unit - open blue pixel, which has still to be resolved, but, I must say I have nothing but praise for this projector.

    Obviously, given the manufacturing technology, some units will have pixel problems, & unfortunateky, a number of units are exhibiting the "red LED of death", but this is not the death nell for this projector.

    The picture quality using a HTPC, or indeed the Nintaus N9769 (NTSC via VGA) in Wide 480 mode is excellent.

    I think if one was lucky enough to win the lottery, Jones Rush would be the first to commisersate:D , highlighting all the reasons for one's misfortune:D :D

    Brilliant product, with some teething troubles, which will, no doubt be sorted by Panasonic, & lead other manufacturers (seeing the success of the AE-100) to release better products at similiar prices, resulting in a better HC experience for the dedicated enthusiast!

    Recommended:D
     
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    Kramer, chill out. I have nothing against the AE100. It really is an unbelievable performer for the money... when it works!.
    I have a certain criticism against the way the AE100 is handled when ordering it from Japan, this criticism has tackled with some antagonism in the US avsforum, but this has got nothing to do with this forum, so please keep it out of here.
    This thread was a joke between me and the one who posted it, it started in a different thread way before.

    The reason I mention this "shutting off and blinking" problem is becassue i've seen it a few times in the US avsforums and in here. This problem seems to be very unique and might appear with more AE100 pj's after some usage. I think it's beneficial to owners (both potential and current) to know what are the potential problems with the unit and what is the probability it will happen to them too. You are entitled to a different opinion than me, but it doesn't say other people don't find my posts helpful.

    You are right, I don't have the AE100 (yet?), so I can't comment about how good it looks, but there are enough people who do it regularly anyway.
     
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    Nothing personal intended. As you can appreciate, as an AE-100 owner with problems (mortgage, missus, Viagra dependence etc...:D, not to mention my AE-100! ), you can see where I'm coming from.

    Yes, there seems to be emerging a "common" fault in this unit, but I don't think it's a reason to brush aside the benefits of this PJ.

    Fair enough for posting the thread at AVS, but it might have been better added to an existing thread here regarding "sick" or "faulty" AE-100s.

    I'm already on 6 Vallium tabs a day, not to mention the sleeping pills:D I can't get a decent night's sleep worrying about the demise of my AE-100!!!!!!!!!!

    "Please, please, please Blue Fairy, make my projector reliable!"
     
  11. Nic Rhodes

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    I for one would love this projector to be 100% reliable / QC etc. What I was detecting was people stoking a fire when we really are only seeing smoke at this stage. Unfortunately the people stoking were the ones without the projector! This is why I felt I should say something. Faults do happen with new units but I felt General Skanky had the right approach to it all, with a very level headed matter of fact post a few days ago, dealing with the issues etc and not clouded by emotions etc.
     
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    I can't remember where I read it (probaby here..) but someone said its best to turn the projector off using the remote control and not the projector itself.

    When you switch the projector off does the fan spin for a few minutes to cool off the bulb?.

    James
     
  13. museumsteve

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    I love my Panny..had one dead pixel from day one but it's not in the way.
    Turning it off does leave the fan running for a while, so I would hope (and assume) that all owners turn theirs off using the remote and not simply switching the unit off at the back..:)
     
  14. chic

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    you can also turn the unit by pressing down and holding the on/off button on the top of the unit & the led changes from green to orange, the fan then stays on for a few minutes then the led goes red then you turn off at the back
     

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