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Ladies & Gentlemen - A New Panny Record!

Discussion in 'Projectors, Screens & Video Processors' started by Goof, Sep 19, 2003.

  1. Goof

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    I created a thread half an hour ago asking tips on getting the best results for the ae200 I got today but it turns out I won't need them.

    Yes, that's right, with about 15 minutes on the clock I just got a large POP from the lil' bute and it is now dead. I'm sorry, but all you can do at moments like this is laugh :laugh:

    Pretty concerned about getting a replacement now if this is what can be expected. I've heard all the stories about the ae100 but I thought the ae200 was sorted!

    I think I may be in shock actually, this is unbelievable

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    i would get it straight back to the retailer if under 7 days and get a sanyo z1 much more reliable unit
     
  3. Goof

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    Just emailed 'em and if I can get any response asap I'll be shipping it back tomorrow morning!

    Z1's a couple of hundred quid dearer tho :(
     
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    price should drop as z2 is due soon launched at cedia usa and will be same price as Z1
     
  5. Goof

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    Yeah, I knew the Z2 was coming out, means I'll have to wait a couple of months probably tho :(

    Maybe see if I can get one 2nd hand. Lousy Panasonic, I don't have any problems with my Panny Microwave, the only time it pops is when I put forks in it! :D
    Why can't they get Pj production right!? :(
     
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    where did you buy the panny from???
     
  7. Goof

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    Got it from Komplett, horny.
     
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    Ouch... what are your home electrics like? Mine are pretty poor, wondering what I can do to help a PJ lamp into a long and happy life.
     
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    I can convert any projector so that the lamp will last many multiples of its stated life and also dramatically increase black levels. Im going to start marketing it soon.....

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    While I feel Goof's pain, I think a single unfortunate report hardly indicates an entire product range is duff and that something else is "much more reliable". I'm sure someone could post a similar report for a Z1. :rolleyes:
     
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    Buns,

    You have me intrigued, tell me more.

    Cheers

    Rob
     
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    Its a very simple procedure really, pair of pliers should do the trick..... works very much along the lines of the 0Hz subwoofer conversion.

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    ps. sorry to get you excited!
     
  13. hornydragon

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    Turn brightness and contrast down to the levels required for your room. and let the lamp have plenty of time to warm up and then cool and dont leave it on when not in use for long periods.
     
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    Still, Buns' idea sounds easier Horny! :D

    Edit: btw Wilster, had another Pj running of the same plug for a year and no problems.
     
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    Buns,

    let me guess - this lamp of yours doesn't actualy work does it?


    Gary.
     
  16. buns

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    oh no..... its fully functional! :D The power lead just has the special modification which alters the current handling characteristics.:D

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  17. Goof

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    Ooh, I want, I want, where do I sign? ;)

    What did you have in mind Gary?
     
  18. buns

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    I'll pm you my paypal addy...... ;) :D

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    If you have dodgy electrics at home, the least you want is a surge protected plug (or socket or extension).

    With the number of power cuts we get I was also thinking of getting a cheap UPS!
     
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    So you either take the fuse out or disconnect a wire? ;)

    I'm onto you Buns....

    We could make a fortune!!:clap:

    Gary.
     
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    Its the perfect solution! Just imagine, we could remove some other choice electronics which are not needed..... its a no brainer solution! :D

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    Although a mad idea. Buns did get me thinking. Has anyone ever tried fitting a dimmer switch to there projector bulb. I would imagine that 10% reduction in current would yield a reasonable increase in bulb life and increase black levels at a cost to overall brightness. In a light controlled room it might be worth it.
     
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    Or a small resistor in series.... id be far too worried about ruining the projector in the process!

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  24. Gary Lightfoot

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    One of the newer projectors reputedly being released (Sim or Runco I think) will have more than just two lamp settings - 4 IIRC, and the lowest will be just 300 lumens. That's crt territory! :)

    Must produce pretty good black levels I would say, at the cost of brightness and peak white.

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    :eek: :eek: :eek:

    Mad, ye are mad I say :eek:

    Kramer wonders off looking for that dimmer switch he always knew he'd find a use for.......variable brightness HS10.......ummmm, sounds interesting..... :p :p
     
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    Actually, I was going to put a variable adjuster fan speed controller in my last Pj. Pulled it apart and it's really not that scary if you've built PC's before.

    Already spliced in a couple of quieter fans! :D
     
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    Kramer,

    ...................... heard of quite a few of those aleady !! :D


    Hope you're well, chat later.....


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    Ahhhhh.....but you're forgetting about the HS10's very loooooooooong throw :p

    Need to pull something apart - have that "I can fix/improve that" feeling. Good job there are no pets in the house :devil:
     
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    K,

    You don't know how much I've missed the "looooooooong throw" saga........


    ..Definitely mad !

    BTW, Vex's new "baby" is an absoloute stunner........... had some fun at the christening !!


    See ya,

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