Getting a demo

WPA

Standard Member
Hi everyone - my first post here, though I've been lurking around reading as much as I can to learn what i can.

I seem to have convinced my wife that a projector would be an excellent way to watch films on a big screen, and we have a room of approx 11ft x 8ft "spare".

I like the look of the Panasonic PTAE-500.... erm think that's the model number , y'know the one that lots of people seem to be mentioning at the moment.

One thing I think is really important to do is to see the model you want to buy in a demo, and this is where I'm really coming unstuck. I picked up "Home Cinema Choice" at the weekend to look for any dealers near myself (Southampton area) and found one. I went up to see him, but he didn't do "budget" projectors, but did show me a Sims2 Domino 20, which was lovely, but at £3500, about £2000 too much.

Doing a search on google obviously brings up a whole heap of Internet sellers you can buy projectors from - but all without premises and demo rooms it would seem, and I'm not going to buy this "blind" (I'd also like to see what a similarly priced DLP projector looks like for example)

Anyone got any suggestions for dealers in my area (and frankly I don't mind an hour in the car to get there) that carry a good range of PJ's they can demo
 

RTFM

Novice Member
Speak to V'audio in Bristol.
They do a wide range of projectors and are very helpful.
Their phone no. is 0117 968 6005
 

benje

Active Member
let me know if you find someeone in the soton area please WPA - would be nice to go to a local dealer if i can when i start looking for pjs (like the ae500 and z2 et al) in the next few months..
 

stevelup

Distinguished Member
Hi

Not *exactly* near to Southampton. But Nexnix in Horhsam are highly recommended.

Regards,

Steve
 

Andy.T

Member
If you guys fancied a trip down the road to Chichester/Bognor I could demo my AE500 for you. I've only got the one model of course but it's properly mounted/tweaked. As you've probably read I'm finding the picture a little soft but I thinking this is more down to the Smoothscreen (fact of life with this pj) and comparing it to my old AE100.

You'd be especially welcome if you could bring a HCPC or DVI equiped DVD player with you (as I'm interested to see how that would look) but no problem if you can't. I can at least show you my Arcam DV88+ driving it in Progressive.
 

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