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UK ae500, wow!

Discussion in 'Projectors, Screens & Video Processors' started by dan_wade, Jan 14, 2004.

  1. dan_wade

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    Just got hold of the UK Panasonic ae500. Very nice, only had a couple of hours on it, very impressed with just the factory settings. Also, with the brill advice on here, i got the HK special edition 2550 dvd player. Very nice.

    Got the ae500 for less than 1400, which is less than the Sanyo Z2.

    Cheers,
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    Sounds good, where in london are you?
     
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    Got it from this place

    http://www.krishav.co.uk/

    They are building a new website, so i dont think they have put the AE500 up on their current site. They also had the special editon HK250 in stock too. Just give them a ring. Its in West london.

    Had a demo of the two. Was blown away how dark the blacks were, and the contrast, and it was on the the default factory settings out of the box. Glad i waited for this instead of getting a Z2. Dont get me wrong, both are great, but getting this 100 quid cheaper than the Z2 was a bonus.

    Even do 6/12 months interest free credit on it too!



    Cheers,
    Dan.
     
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    Dan...

    Hope you have fun with your new toy. Curious to know if it's your first PJ and whether you saw the Z2 for comparison purposes...... Would you recognise fixed pattern noise or vertical banding if you saw them and does the AE500 have either... ??


    Sean G.
     
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    thats it tell him about VBs and visual problems and thats all he is going to see, then he will become obssessed with them , stop watching movies for fun and become an infernal tweaker!

    Dan if this is your 1st projector dont GO OVER TO THE DARKSIDE
    just enjoy watching movies!!
     
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    Good point Spacecat.

    You should run a mile from the forums as soon as you've bought your new kit.

    I came here for a little advice on my first projector about 8 months ago.

    I'm now on my third projector and have bought tons of other kit too, that I wouldn't have bought or that my research here has caused me to spend far more than originally budgeted!

    I'm now so poor it is almost safe for me to be here!

    ;)

    Cheers
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    I'm with you on that Marc!
    Dan dont worry if you loved the demo you will love the PJ Esp with DVD!;)
     
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    Hmmm I actually partly blame you for me buying an dvd2550


    :laugh:
     
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    Interesting revelation, the AE500 does appear to have the better spec
     
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    The head to head on projector central gave a slight nod to the ae500.

    Unless you were a tweaker. More things to mess with on the Z2! ;)

    Cheers
    Marc
     
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    Am I right in saying that the Z2 has no internal image de-interlacer?
     
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    Assuming I understand your question correctly......Nope.... all digital projectors de-interlace an incoming interlaced signal - they're not capable of displaying an interlaced signal. The issue is how wel a pj does it's de-interlacing and scaling..... that's why some rather have a dvd player that does prog scan ('cause that usually de-interlaces better than the PJ) or an external scaler for the same reason - a HCPC will do both better than all but the most esoteric (and expensive) kit......... whether it can be outdone at all is debatable. Needless to say, if I've mis-understood you question..................:confused:

    On a more general note.......

    I thought that the questions I posed to the thread-starter here were friendly and appropriate....... certainly not scary or unwelcoming...... by now I would assume that "regulars" here (or newcomers for that matter) would recognise my posting style and recognise that I make a marked effort to welcome and help fellow enthusiasts......

    I'm afraid that imho, there's little (if any) value in the "I've just bought XYZ projector and i'm very happy with the image" type message, (other than that we know the poster is happy....which is a fine thing in itself, on argument with that) unless some idea is given if it's their first projector, as to what they've compared it with, and whether they recognise particular features of certain PJs which many here would be interested in knowing about.

    If it's a "first projector" then the "Wow" factor is at play and that's a brilliant thing - great fun to be had and stuff to learn about, improvements to be made etc. over time - that's where the forum (and the posters) here play their part. It's just useful to know which is which.........

    Sean G.
     
  13. Bristol Pete

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    Can anyone tell me the actual spec of the 500 - in comparison to the 300 that I own.

    Also, could someone answer a question for me.

    If the resolution of the 500 is higher than the 300, as I am connecting my DVD player via component, I get a 625p image. Would the image on the new PJ be higher, perhaps 720, or would it remain the same as the 300, unless I connected via DVI ?

    Thanks,

    Cap:smashin:
     
  14. Saint Legend

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    FAO - Dan_wade

    Congrats on you new purchase:clap: :clap: . Now lets get serious ....PICTURES/SCREENSHOTS PLEASE!!!!!!!!!!!:smashin:

    P.S Mods, please allow a few shot to be posted. It is afterall a brand new spankin machine:devil:
     
  15. Saint Legend

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    This thread is worth nothing, without PICTURES!!!!!!!!!!
    Dan_Wade...Please post some screenshots of your PTAE - 500 in action, Pretty please, with sugar on the top :smashin:
     
  16. (GTV)Chris

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    Aren't screen shots a bad way to guage a performance of the actual projector but rely more on the performance of the camera taking the picture, i.e. vastly different contrast ratio and black levels etc??
    Just a thought.
    Chris
     
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    Screenshots are a completely irrelevant way of judging a projector, but they do still give a "ooohhhh doesnt that look good" feeling. So lets have some!
     
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    As long as they're uploaded to the posters own webspace ;)
     
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    Come out , Come out wherever you are Dan, you cannot avoid this thread forever. Stop playing Games & Give us the "Money Shot" of the PTAE 500 in Action !!!!! Hey Danny Boy, what's your Favourite Movie? :eek: :zonked: :boring: :p :confused:

    I SEE YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:suicide: :suicide: :suicide:
     
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    Power supply AC: 100 V - 240V, 50 Hz/60Hz
    Power Consumption 180W (<1 W on standby)
    LCD Panel 0.7" (diagonal) polysilicon TFT Wide LCD Panel (x3 RGB)
    Pixels 1280×720
    Lens 22 - 26.2mm
    Manual zoom
    Lamp 130UHM lamp
    Brightness: 850 ANSI Lumens
    Scanning Frequency for RGB signals fH 30 kHz - 70 kHz, fv 50 Hz - 87 Hz
    YPBPR signals 480i/480p/576i/576p/720p/1080i.
    Colour system NTSC/NTSC4.43/PAL/PAL-M/PAL-N/SECAM
    Projection Size 40" - 200" (16:9 Aspect ratio)
    Throw distance 1.2m to 7.4m
    Installation Front/Rear/Ceiling/Desk
    Video Inputs S-Video: 1xMini DIN 4-pin
    Composite Video:1xRCA phono socket
    Component Video: RCA phono sockets x 3
    RGB Scart
    PC: D-sub HD 15-pin / DVI-D
    PTAE500 Dimensions Width 280mm
    Height 85mm
    Depth 269mm
    Weight 2.9Kg
    Operating Temperature 0oC - 40oC (32oF - 104oF)
    Operating Humidity 20% - 80% (no condensation)
    PT-AE500 Supplied Accessories AC cord
    AV cable
    Remote Control
    Lens Cap

    There ya go Cap
     

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