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Some Screen shots of my shiny new Panasonic AE200

Discussion in 'Projectors, Screens & Video Processors' started by cyberheater, Oct 30, 2003.

  1. cyberheater

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    I'm not a great photographer so take these pictures with a pinch of salt. Panny AE200 sitting on a coffee table projecting onto a Ikea Tuppler blackout blind. The AE200 is fitted with a Jessops FLD filter.

    What do you think (assuming the pictures come out)
     

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    Heres another one
     

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    Not too shabby at all! I assume somewhere in your phoographing your blacks have become a little distorted...... the above and below masking look blacker than ...... well something very black! :D

    All these pics make me look more and more forward to my machine!

    Enjoy!

    ad
     
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    Very nice.
     
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    How far away is you pj from your screen?,and how far away were you when you took the photo's?.......its looking pretty impressive.I sense a credit card moment coming:rolleyes:
     
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    very nice shots cyberheater, doees the 200 proud!
    Fred
     
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    Unlike my shots :D

    I guess you must either be a very good photographer, or you used a tripod of some sort (or both!).

    Either way, great shots of the AE200.
     
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    I was about 8 ft when I took the photo (around the same distance as the projector)

    Tomfoolery: I just lent the camera (Canon A40 - so not exactly top of the line) ontop of the projector and clicked :)

    I think the image that you can get from this 700 quid beauty is simply amazing.
    Well worth the money.
     
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    nice pics cyberheater - i might have to get one of them. Tomfoolery - you could have taken pics of a reference quality DVD instead of Family Guy :)

    You both make me very jealous. Can't wait until i have the cash for my own projector!
     
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    cyberheater,
    I am not sure if it was the camera but the skin tones do look rather bright, i mean Gandolf looks particularly red/orangy!
    I would suggest getting the Avia disc to calibrate it, it is very effective, i have ended up with a better picture after tweaking everything a bit.
    Fred
     
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    cyberheater,
    What do you think of the blind ? I am sending the missus off to Ikea Monday (large rug to help with sound reflections off the laminate floor) to grap the same blind. Which black paint did you use for the borders.
    Ta.
     
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    I just can't help it! Family guy on the big screen is better than any movie :D
     
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    can you tell me more about the filter you are using as i want one for my ae200.

    cheers mate
     
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    Scooter: I did not use any paint for the borders. The projector shoots a native 16:9 aspect ratio so borders are not required.
    You do get a faint very dark grey band top and bottom which I can live with.
     
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    It's a plastic Jessops own brand FLD filter (about 10 quid) and significantly improves the slight green push that some lcd projectors give out and improves the blacks. Overall, the image is much more filmic. The best 10 quid upgrade you'll ever spend.
     
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    Cyberheater

    With the AE200, can you change the reg green and blue levels in the picture set up menu.

    I've got an AE 300 and was thinking about trying a Hoya filter, however, in the AE300 menu you can turn down the green which improves the picture BUT I would also like to try to get better blacks. For £10 it might be worth giving it a go anyway!
     
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    Monster - you can only change the RGB levels when being fed by HTPC.
     
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    What thread size is the jessops filter?

    I am very interested in getting one of these but cant really work out the size I need.

    Assuming that the 200 is the same as the 300, is it a snug fit or is it taped on?

    Thanks in advance,

    Cap:)
     
  19. cyberheater

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    I used a cheapy Jessops Square filter and a bit of black electical tape

    [​IMG]
     
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    WOW.

    These are great pics.

    Much more convincing than the one that had me fooled at AVLand :suicide:

    Would it be possible to post a picture taken a bit further away from the screen. Just so as I can see what it looks like against it's surroundings.

    Ta
     
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    monkeyboy73,

    There's a "stickey" at the top of the forum asking for "no screenshots".........................

    If you want to see what a PJ looks like in a "real life" situation, take a look at this thread by Calibos of his set-up - there's a link to it in the FAQ, btw, along with lots more projector goodness......


    Sean G.
     
  22. cyberheater

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    theritz: It's says in the sticky that leechings allowed.

    from Spectre "Leeching from your own website isn't realy leeching. It's fine by me."

    Hope this is okay...

    Monkeyboy73: Here you go:-

    Screen up...


    [​IMG]

    Screen down:-

    [​IMG]

    Same screen with and image on it...

    [​IMG]
     
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    anyone got a link to jessops site for the filter?

    theres so many and i dont know what one to buy.

    cheers
     

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