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Is Vertical Banding really an issue on the Panny projectors including the AE700?

Discussion in 'Projectors, Screens & Video Processors' started by calvinhobbes, Sep 24, 2004.

  1. calvinhobbes

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    Hi All

    There doesn't seem to be a consensus on how big an issue Vertical Banding is on the Panny projectors. Is it really a problem, and will the AE700 improve on it? As far as I can see, that is the only reason not to buy the AE700 apart from possibly the variable fan issue?

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  2. Darwock

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    I gather it's a feature of the LCD panels themselves, so I guess the question is does the AE700 use the same LCD panel as the 500? Don't know the answer myself.
     
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    I don't see any on my 500.
     
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    It varies from machine to machine with all projectors featuring epsons D4 panels, which include the following machines:

    Sanyo Z2 & Z3
    Panasonic AE500 & 700
    Hitachi TX100
    Epson 200 & 500

    I've only just bought a TX100, today actually. And I can see a very slight banding on uniform areas of grey. I did not see much on the demo TX100 but did see worse on the AE500 and virtually none on the Z2, all of which were demoed before I chose the TX100.

    The only machine that I saw that had absolutely none was the Sony HS20 but I understand that this machine uses Sonys' own panels.

    VB can also be lessened using setup options offered by a few machines such as the Epsons.
     

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