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Discussion in 'Projectors, Screens & Video Processors' started by sunlink, Nov 11, 2002.

  1. sunlink

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    This is another big endorsement for Price Japan. Wired the money and order Thursday afternoon, received confirmation within minutes of receipt of order. Currently tracking via DHL:
    November 08, 2002 16:27
    Osaka - Japan Shipment picked up
    November 09, 2002 09:15
    Osaka - Japan Departed from DHL facility in Osaka - Japan
    November 09, 2002 17:20
    London-Heathrow - UK Arrived at DHL facility in London-Heathrow - UK
    November 09, 2002 19:09
    London-Heathrow - UK Processed for clearance at London-Heathrow - UK
    November 09, 2002 19:45
    London-Heathrow - UK Clearance processing complete at London-Heathrow - UK
    November 09, 2002 19:45
    London-Heathrow - UK Transferred through London-Heathrow - UK
    November 11, 2002 02:37
    East Midlands - UK Transferred through East Midlands - UK
    November 11, 2002 05:50
    Manchester - UK Arrived at DHL facility

    Looks like I will be receiving it today. Not bad is it?
    Put's some of our retailers to shame.
    I will let you know about the projectors condition after I set it up tonight.

    Regards

    Steve:) :) :)
     
  2. ian_guinan

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    Wow..excellent!
    What did you go for?

    Would be happy to bring round my PAL progressive 3800 for a try out if you wish....

    Regards,
    Ian Guinan
     
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    Hi Ian,

    I went for the AE-300 to test the water. Very, very efficient service from PriceJapan. Almost instantaneous response to all e-mail queries and kept informed of order status at every stage.
    I am currently trying to procure a 16:9 screen and have asked for advise on another thread.
    With respect to your offer of a demo of your PAL progressive 3800, that would be great. Could you also bring round your firmware upgrade discs at the same time.
    Please e-mail me to arrange.

    Regards

    Steve:) :) :)
     
  4. ian_guinan

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    Will do..I'll look forward to seeing if it is as good as they all say it is.

    Hope it arrives today intact!

    Regards,
    Ian Guinan
     
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    TH-AE300 just arrived all intact. One query though, do i need to do anything to enable 240v PSU or is it mutl-voltage?

    Regards

    Steve:cool: :) :)
     
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    I can now answer my own question. The PSU is universal and switches automatically.

    Steve
     
  7. Respectamonkeee

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    sunlink
    may i ask you how much the AE300 was to buy from pricejapn?

    Im seriously thinking of dipping into the old wallet and making a purchase...Aslo wot do you think of its picture quality?

    Cheers
     
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    Looks like sunlink is a bit busy playing with his new toy! :p
     
  9. HBK757

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    At current exchange rates - £1281 (Without VAT which will probably have to be paid at a later date)
     
  10. sunlink

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    Respectamonkeee

    Sorry for the delay in replying. HBK757
    is correct, the projector was just short of £1300 delivered and includes the bank charge for wiring the money to the account in Japan. So far no vat or excise duty paid.
    In answer to your question re: picture quality, then all I can say is awesome and that is only using the s-video output. I currently have a region 2 only denon 3800, so cannot check out the progressive component output until I have my firmware upgraded on the dvd player. Howerver, I have just ordered an RGB to component adaptor from Lektropaks and will try the RGB signal from my both my satellite and dvd player over the next couple of days.
    I also need to buy and install a new 16:9 screen to get the full benefit as currently I am using a 4:3 setup.
    I will keep you informed.

    Regards

    Steve
     
  11. Respectamonkeee

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    Im torn between the ae300 and the new sony hs10...

    Bit worried about the sonys reliabilaties but im sure they will soon be sorted..


    Pricejapan seem like a very good comapany....and defaintly worth it for the saving

    will be at home today just hope the credit card stays in the wallet...wife will kill me
     
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    Steve,

    you didn't get hit by a import duties ?? Wow...how lucky..
    Did PriceJapan mark the package otherwise or are you just lucky ?

    Happy viewing. :)
     
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    zcaps57,

    They maked the package computer projection equipment, which I am led to believe makes it VAT exempt. It looks like I was lucky with the import duties. Ordered a 16:9 screen on Tuesday, which has still not arrived. When you consider that PriceJapan shipped the projector to me in the same timescales (including a weekend), then it is a very sad indictment of the service levels afforded to consumers in this country. If it is not here today, I'm bloody cancelling the order.

    Regards

    Steve:( :( :(
     
  14. Mark Grant

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    Hello Steve,

    You rarely get away with customs charges with DHL or Fedex,

    The VAT bill will probably be around £230 including the DHL handling fee - unless you are really lucky.

    Should be Duty free, but not VAT free.

    Invoice usually arrives about 3 to 6 weeks after the package :(

    I speak from experience on this :(

    Mark.
     
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    Steve,

    Mark is right.
    The invoice usually arrives within 3-4 weeks time. (DHL, FedEX)
    (UPS usually demand it on delivery).
    The best way is to call DHL, give them your tracking number, and ask whether the item has the VAT/duty to be paid.

    BTW, where did you order your screen ? :)
     

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