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Where to view a AE700 in Beds\Herts ?

Discussion in 'Projectors, Screens & Video Processors' started by Dunkwho, Nov 22, 2004.

  1. Dunkwho

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    Any thoughts here on where I can travel to for a view of a panasonic ae700 running? We (me & SWIMBO) spent 30mins\1hr in sevenoaks watford looking at an infocus 4805 and decided DLP isn't for us (rainbow :( ) ... the ae700 is the next one on the list. My main requirement is a 234 diagonal throw from 4m when mounted on the opposite wall ... the 700 has great positional options and shows a good fc on the projector central calculator from that distance. Hitachi PJTX100 is also on the list but doesn't give me the option of going down 1 screen size (234 is kinda on its limit) if I need to before re-jiggling the lounge arrangement!

    I'm in Dunstable, Beds - so Luton\Watford\Milton Keynes\St Albans\etc would be good. Have you seen a 700 running somewhere near me ???? :D

    Looking for a good supplier too, maybe someone who runs LCD checks, "home audition" approach - not sure if forum rules allow that type of recommendation?
     
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    Not sure any supplier positively advocates "home auditions". But Demo'ing is a good thing !

    Probably nearest to you is HiSpek in St Albans I would guess. They have a room set up, not ideal light conditions but it'll give you an idea.
     
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    Reading from the Panny instruction manual you will only get from 4.6M back a 150" picture
     
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    umm ... 234cm diag = 92", according to the pc.com website that should be possible with a throw anywhere between 3.25m and 5.65m?

    any chance you could check that in the manual for me Deano (have we crossed wires somewhere)?

    Ta
    Duncan
     
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    Sorry mate thought we were talking inches!
     
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    I live in Huntingdon, and I couldn't find anywhere that was able to demo a 700 to me before I bought. So I ended up buying blind, just trusting my extensive homework !!

    I am pushing out a 100" image from 4.5 meters. I have it mounted on my
    back wall on a very nice (almost made to measure!) shelf.

    I've had mine for about 3 weeks now, and it is Superb. Very very happy.

    If you find yourself near me, and want to drop in for a view, let me know.

    Good luck

    Mark


    P.S. I bought mine across the web, they did a pixel check before sending it too me.
     

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