Who has/ordered a PTAE-300?

Who has/ordered a PTAE-300

  • Yes I own one, it's peeerfect!

    Votes: 5 17.2%
  • Yes I own one, 1 or 2 dead pixels

    Votes: 2 6.9%
  • Yes I own one, it died enroute from Japan :-(

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • About to order..... :-)

    Votes: 4 13.8%
  • Too chicken to order from Japan, waiting for official UK release

    Votes: 13 44.8%
  • bah! My portable tele is fine thanks

    Votes: 5 17.2%

  • Total voters
    29

Smurfin

Distinguished Member
So do you have one? Are you happy with it?

Give us your own rundown in detail.....:D
 

ReTrO

Well-known Member
"bah! My portable tele is fine thanks"

Or more like, "bah! My Barco D600 PJ is fine thanks":D
 

Timh

Well-known Member
I'll make do with my AE100 :D
Think I will go for the AE600 in 2004 with 1200 contrast and Liquid cooling ;)
 

theritz

Active Member
I haven't and won't be ;) .

I too will make do with my AE100, as soon as it comes back ~(safely) from its little trip to the house of Lazarus (resurrections from red led of death our speciality):mad:

And there was me itching to upgrade - not to another Panny methinks.

Now, CRT, there's an idea..........



Sean G.


PS Bring back that AE100 Stickey !!!!!:D :D
 
M

MikeKeal

Guest
AE300 ordered (finally) - departed DHL Tokyo 2.13 am GMT...
 

xander

Standard Member
I've got an AE300 and absolutely love it. When you receive yours, do the following:

1. Throw away the supplied component cables and get a decent set of high quality ones. It makes a big diference to the sharpness and black levels of the picture.

2. Go into the service menu (hold down the [enter] key for 3secs+ on the Options->OSD menu option) and adjust the flicker on all of the R,G,B panels so that the screen doesn't flicker on any of those panels.

Once you have completed the above, you will have an absolutely awsome picture with great color, NO screendoor (and I mean NONE), great blacks and excellent shadow details. If you really want to go even further you can use AVIA to adjust some more.

Having said all of the above, my pj is going back to Japan for replacement at the end of the week due to a convergance (?) problem on the left side of the screen (I can see horizontal red lines betw the pixels).

This is one GREAT projector for the price (I've had an AE100 and TW100 previously)... :)
 
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MikeKeal

Guest
Thanks Xander.

I'll be driving the AE300 from a PC with DVI-out, but may end up using Component to connect directly to Tivo. I'll bear your tips in mind!

Mike
 

xander

Standard Member
Mike, it will be interesting to see how you get on with driving it via DVI since nobody has been able to get perfect 1:1 pixel mapping on it yet either via VGA or DVI (afaik).

Regards
Xander
 
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MikeKeal

Guest
AE300 arrived, first impressions are excellent. No time yet for tweaking - just temporarily mounted using a camera tripod, pointed at a peach coloured wall and connected using the supplied composite cable to a DVD source. Not ideal, but I guess I'm easily impressed!

No dead/stuck pixels as far as I can tell, and all packaging arrived undamaged. I paid £60 extra for PriceJapan's new 'return shipping' insurance, so I hope if there is a problem that it shows up within the next 30 days...

I'll post more details when I have time to get the PJ ceiling mounted and experiment properly.

For the benefit of any future AE300 buyer with the same sense of apprehension that I had, yes it does say '100V 2.2A' on the underside of the unit, and no it doesn't go 'pzzzzt' when you connect it to a UK 240V supply.

Edit: Errr... you might want to check the update later in this thread).

Thanks to Julia, Xander, Fulabeer and others for the valuable information - so far, I'm well chuffed.
 
J

Julia

Guest
Congratulations Mike on your new purchase!

I've got mine back yesterday as well. No dead pixels!
I guess I'm very happy now that I've sent it back....:)

Julia
 
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MikeKeal

Guest
=============================================
For the benefit of any future AE300 buyer with the same sense of apprehension that I had, yes it does say '100V 2.2A' on the underside of the unit, and no it doesn't go 'pzzzzt' when you connect it to a UK 240V supply.
=============================================

Check that.... it just died at 60ish hrs...
 

Timh

Well-known Member
Hi Mike

Bad look mate, hope it's not the dreaded red l.e.d of death which plagued the AE100.
 
K

Kramer

Guest
Panasonic...........................................................reliability,
Panasonic...........................................................reliability,
Panasonic...........................................................reliability,
Panasonic...........................................................reliability.

Sorry to hear of more problems - hope you get it sorted soon.

HS-10 - BOMBPROOF ;)

Kramer crosses fingers & everything else "crossable"!
 
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MikeKeal

Guest
Tim

Worse than the red light, in fact.... no red light. No anything, actually. Apart from the brief sound of what must have been the power supply deciding that maybe 240V isn't so great after all.

Fortunately, I took out PriceJapan's return shipping insurance which covers returns for 30 days from delivery. Mine was delivered 26 days ago!

I'll let you all know how I get on...
 

snocrash

Standard Member
That was almost 5 days ago :)
I need more info -- as I'm this " close to ordering a
AE300. Il think i might get a 240>110 transformer.
(I'm in Oz here... same 240V)

Originally posted by MikeKeal
Fortunately, I took out PriceJapan's return shipping insurance which covers returns for 30 days from delivery. Mine was delivered 26 days ago!

I'll let you all know how I get on...
 

robocop

Active Member
I ordered mine late last night.
Received an email from PriceJapan 02:00hrs this morning, telling me it was shipping in 6hrs and that they would supply a tracking number in 12hrs.
Fantastic servive I must say.
The power supply issue is causing me some concern, so I'm going to play safe and buy a 240v-110v transformer.What are peoples views on this?:)
 

Timh

Well-known Member
Kev

Have you sold your AE100? if so I will have to remove you from the Owners list :(
 

robocop

Active Member
Yes, I have sold my AE100.
You're not going to class me as a traitor are you? :D
 

Timh

Well-known Member
Originally posted by robocop
Yes, I have sold my AE100.
You're not going to class me as a traitor are you? :D
No, how about an upgrader? something many of us AE100 owners would like to do :) but remain content.
 

gothmog

Standard Member
I ordered one monday morning.

PriceJapan as fast as ever....

However it's been stuck at Heathrow with a 'Clearing Delay'
since 16:00 yesterday :mad:

Gimme Gimme Gimme etc.

-- Jon

PS Not that I've got a screen yet :p
 

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