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Any one gunna post some pics of the Panasonic PT-AE100 in action?

Discussion in 'Projectors, Screens & Video Processors' started by Paulherb, Feb 3, 2002.

  1. Paulherb

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    Hi every one,
    I've beening reading a lot of good reviews about the Panny and was wondering if anyone could be so kind as to post some pics of this machine in action.


    Cheers



    Paulh.
     
  2. Timh

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    I have posted some pics of the Projector itself, I will try and take some snaps tonight, if they come out good enough I will upload them.

    I believe there are just two owners so far, myself and Brad.
     
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    Nice install! How mych extra is the bracket?

    Get those pictures posted SOON!

    I wanna see :D

    Ordering mine on Monday :p

    p.s. what size (width) are you projecting to?

    Cheers

    Roger
     
  4. Timh

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    Made the bracket myself. For more info see my first impressions post on Richard Plumbs post, my first impressions.
     
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    Read it a minute ago! Thanks.

    Now get off the computer and take some piccies :)

    It's getting dark don't you know :p
     
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    Tim,

    Sorry for being soooo stupid, but can you let me know how you went about mounting the PJ(how did you get the leads into the ceiling etc.etc)

    Looks very nice..and only £1400:D
     
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    Cheers Timh
     
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    tim

    looking forward to your screen shots ;) .

    great install.


    cod:)
     
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    Hi Tim,

    I got mine yesterday but I haven't even had time to take it out of the box yet.

    I too would be grateful for details of your mounting arrangements since I need to space it off the ceiling.

    I was slightly taken aback to see you've mounted it inverted, but thinking about it I guess you'd have to, given the geometry of the panels in relation to the lens.

    Looks like a nice install.

    Rob
     
  10. Timh

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    Dubbing mixer that makes three of us :)

    As promised I have added four pictures, two in composite from ITV digital ch4, and two from Final Fantasy.
    I was surprised how good ch4 in composite was, not a patch on s video dvd though.

    http://uk.photos.yahoo.com/timherring2000

    Thanks for the compliments, it was hard work fitting the ceiling bracket.
    I basically ran the s-video cable up the wall behind a curtain, then drilled through the bottom of the coving, which comes up through the bathroom floor, ran the cable along the joist (thats under the floorboards) and then ran the cable down the centre of the mount. Hole for the mount was drilled with a 45mm hole saw, the mount was fitted with three large wood screws into the joist, I believe it would take my weight.
    The power cable is sent through a joist into Our bedroom, up through the floorboard inside a built in wardrobe, where there just happens to be a mains socket :)

    ps, the pj takes 4mm set screw's.
     
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    Those are some great pictures!

    What is the picture size?

    Is that on low power mode or normal?


    James
     
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    WOW!!!

    Timh, you are a superstar, taking the time away from your projector to post some screenshots. They look amazing. As someone said in another thread in relation to data projectors,'if this is what a £1500 projector can do then what are the Sony 10HTs and Barco's of this world capable of'!!:D :D

    Thats really made my mind up, I'm going to order one tomorrow!!
     
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    Cheers mate!

    Paulh
     
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    Just uploaded another image.
    Screen width 205 cm's
    In normal picture mode and lamp set to eco.
     
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    Timh,
    I am not sure everyone is looking at the same pictures I'm looking at. Apart from the picture where you see Aki's face, all of the other pictures look bad, period!.
    The 2 pictures from ch4 reveal a VERY jagged picture with tons of artifacts. The other picture from Final Fantasy looks completely washed out.The picture of Worf looks so horrible!, it almost looks like a picture from a bad cartoon movie.
    I really hope these pictures are NO indication whatsoever for the AE100 true quality, otherwise, you got what you paid for, and it's truly a shame, since a lot of us had high hopes regarding this little pj.

    Whatever the situaion is, I still want to thank you for taking the time to post these pictures.

    Btw, I'm sorry that my first post sounds so negative, I'm really not a negative person, just a disappointed one.
     
  17. Timh

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    These pics are not that bad for a wall painted magnolia.
    The composite ones I agree dont look great, the picture from Star trek looked better than what it does on the photo.
    I was quite close to the screen as well, about 2.1 metre's with the camera.
     
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    Just read this thread.:rolleyes:
    Maybe it's your camera skills??:p
     
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    Timh,
    What is the screen width ?.
    Do these pictures represent a honest situation regarding the scan lines appearance (chicken wire) ? . I can't see any scan lines, not even from 40cm from my 21" monitor.
     
  20. Timh

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    Jones

    Screen width 205 cm's, Magnolia wall.
     
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    I manged to borrow a Sony CX2 from a friend a few weekends back for my first taste of projected DVD's. I was blown away at the sheer joy of a 2m wide image, and the DVD rewatching fever it induced. From your pictures Tim, I can see that the images have far superior contrast and don't appear as washed out as those I've enjoyed recently. I guess most of it boils down to perspective and expectations. I don't particularly want to see a really great £4k projector, because I can't afford it now. Perhaps in a few years I'll join the CRT gang, but for now this level of cost and usuablilty is ideal. Thanks for taking the the time to post pics.
     
  22. Timh

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    Your welcome :)
     
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    Tim

    I thought those pictures looked pretty good also

    I have read the LT150 is rainbowed also - that would be very distracting

    Compared to a Sanyo PLV30 - is the picture similar or better

    Thanks Tim for the updates
     
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    Just thought i'd also post my thanks for taking the time to put the pictures up. I want one more than ever now, but not allowed to get one until we move at the end of the year.

    Lucky buggers having one now :(
     
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    Tim_H - Thanks from mee too for putting up the piccies.

    Looks great!!

    Incidentally, the Warf screen looks particularly bad because of the black bars above and below which destroy the perceived contrast. Now you know how much it is worth making black "mask" bars.

    I'm getting my Panny soon and will be making a screen with adjustable masks.
     
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    Please try and post on the first impressions posting I seem to be posting on several diferant areas at the moment all on the Panasonic.
    PLv-30 comments will appear there, maybe with photo comparisons to the PT.
     

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