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Why would the Panny AE100 be a good choice?

Discussion in 'Projectors, Screens & Video Processors' started by Grubert, Feb 18, 2002.

  1. Grubert

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    First of all, I want to thank Timh and all the others with their first-hand reports of their new baby.

    I'm also looking for an inexpensive projector. I know that in a few months there'll be more, and they'll be better and cheaper. But I'm tired of my 29" telly!

    That said, I must say I'm surprised at the positive feedback the PT-AE100 has got.

    There are a lot of LCD projectors which cost less than £2000, which is currently my price limit. For example, you can look here.

    With anamorphic DVDs, the Panasonic has just 5% more horizontal resolution than a typical SVGA projector (like the Philips Monroe). Is that really noticeable?

    With 4:3 material (and remember, there is a lot of that, from TV series to old movies), you get 20% less horizontal resolution than on SVGA projectors.

    So, why is the Panny any good?
     
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    Okay, 130 views and zero replies...:rolleyes:

    I'll rephrase my question:

    If a typical SVGA projector (like the Philips Monroe) and the Panasonic PT-AE100 went for the same price, which one would you choose?

    Regards.
     
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    Hi Mate. I currently use an SVGA data projector (borrowed from work). The main reason for getting the Panny is that I want a widescreen projector.

    You see, with the 4:3 projector I get massive grey bars above and below the picture which is the unused part of the lcd. It is distracting, and reduces the overall contrast of the picture (relative contrast).

    I could make a screen with large black masking bars, but they would be amazing.

    I think most folks are excited about the Panny because of this, and that colours are supposed to be pretty hot, and is accepts progressive scan.

    Cheers

    Roj
     

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