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#8947 - 12/03/05 06:51 PM Anyone using Panny AE900 front projector?
sraber Offline
Gunslinger

Registered: 10/11/04
Posts: 183
Loc: Green Bay, WI
Hi folks. I'm looking at purchasing a Panasonic AE900 front projector and I was wondering if anyone around here is currently using one. I've read some very favorable reviews of this projectors but would like to hear from some fellow Outlaws.


Thanks,
simp
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Marantz av7005 Proc.
Oppo BDP-83
Rotel RB-991 (mains)
Outlaw Audio Model 2200 (center)
Rotel RMB-1075 (ss, rs)
f, B&W DM604S3
c, B&W LCR600S3
ss, B&W DM302
rs,Polk M3II
HSU VTF-3 MK3
APC H-15 Power Conditioner
Display: Panny PT-AE4000 Proj. + 92" DIY Screen
Little Dot MKIII Headphone Amp
Denon AH-D1100 Headphones (needed a quick, cheap set. looking for an upgrade worthy of the h/p amp.)

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#8948 - 12/03/05 07:53 PM Re: Anyone using Panny AE900 front projector?
Doug917 Offline
Gunslinger

Registered: 08/10/05
Posts: 238
Loc: Shawnee, KS
I've heard nothing but good things about this unit. I've seen it in action as well and it's performance is excellent. I don't think you'll find anything better at ~ $2000.
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#8949 - 12/03/05 08:09 PM Re: Anyone using Panny AE900 front projector?
sraber Offline
Gunslinger

Registered: 10/11/04
Posts: 183
Loc: Green Bay, WI
Doug, thanks for the response. Your take on it seems to be the norm. Just out of curiosity, what screen are you using?

thanks,
simp
_________________________
Marantz av7005 Proc.
Oppo BDP-83
Rotel RB-991 (mains)
Outlaw Audio Model 2200 (center)
Rotel RMB-1075 (ss, rs)
f, B&W DM604S3
c, B&W LCR600S3
ss, B&W DM302
rs,Polk M3II
HSU VTF-3 MK3
APC H-15 Power Conditioner
Display: Panny PT-AE4000 Proj. + 92" DIY Screen
Little Dot MKIII Headphone Amp
Denon AH-D1100 Headphones (needed a quick, cheap set. looking for an upgrade worthy of the h/p amp.)

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#8950 - 12/04/05 03:00 AM Re: Anyone using Panny AE900 front projector?
allenr Offline
Deputy Gunslinger

Registered: 11/26/05
Posts: 9
Loc: Midwest USA
Hi,

I'm using one, and I love it. All the praise for the unit is justified. HD looks awesome as well as upscaled DVDs. My wife asked why I didn't just get one in the first place instead of the plasma. Wonder what she really meant....

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#8951 - 12/04/05 06:39 AM Re: Anyone using Panny AE900 front projector?
Doug917 Offline
Gunslinger

Registered: 08/10/05
Posts: 238
Loc: Shawnee, KS
I am using a Da-Lite gray high contrast pull-down screen that came with my projector when I bought it as a package. However, I would recomend using a fixed screen if you want the best performance. Wrinkles can be a problem in pull-down screens even if you leave them down all the time. Carada.com has some very nice screens at a good price. If I had it to do over again, I would buy the fixed. When I upgrade my project in the next couple years I will definately get a fixed screen then as well.
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Doug
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#8952 - 12/04/05 01:01 PM Re: Anyone using Panny AE900 front projector?
sraber Offline
Gunslinger

Registered: 10/11/04
Posts: 183
Loc: Green Bay, WI
Thanks for the input guys. While I'd like to get a fixed screen, my room layout doesn't really allow for it. In addition to that, I plan to leave my Hitachi 57S500 RPTV behind the screen. Regular TV viewing will be done on the rptv while all movies and some HDTV viewing will be done using the projector. Other than the fied/versus pull down screen issue do you have any complaints about the screen?


thanks again,
simp
_________________________
Marantz av7005 Proc.
Oppo BDP-83
Rotel RB-991 (mains)
Outlaw Audio Model 2200 (center)
Rotel RMB-1075 (ss, rs)
f, B&W DM604S3
c, B&W LCR600S3
ss, B&W DM302
rs,Polk M3II
HSU VTF-3 MK3
APC H-15 Power Conditioner
Display: Panny PT-AE4000 Proj. + 92" DIY Screen
Little Dot MKIII Headphone Amp
Denon AH-D1100 Headphones (needed a quick, cheap set. looking for an upgrade worthy of the h/p amp.)

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#8953 - 12/04/05 01:40 PM Re: Anyone using Panny AE900 front projector?
Doug917 Offline
Gunslinger

Registered: 08/10/05
Posts: 238
Loc: Shawnee, KS
No other complainnt. It just doesn't look as nice and there have been wrinkles in the screen from day one. They have gotten better over time as I never roll it back up and most people wouldn't even notice them, but I know exactly where to look. Even so, they are only visible with solid colors, white being the worst. They used to really bother me, but have flattened out and are only a minor annoyance from time to time now.
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Doug
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#8954 - 12/22/05 05:44 PM Re: Anyone using Panny AE900 front projector?
sraber Offline
Gunslinger

Registered: 10/11/04
Posts: 183
Loc: Green Bay, WI
Well, my projector just showed up today. Ended up with the Panny AE900U. I set it up quick and dirty pointing it to a bare wall and the p/q is really amazing. So now I'm tasked with getting it hung and constructing a DIY screen. Stay tuned....


later,
simp
_________________________
Marantz av7005 Proc.
Oppo BDP-83
Rotel RB-991 (mains)
Outlaw Audio Model 2200 (center)
Rotel RMB-1075 (ss, rs)
f, B&W DM604S3
c, B&W LCR600S3
ss, B&W DM302
rs,Polk M3II
HSU VTF-3 MK3
APC H-15 Power Conditioner
Display: Panny PT-AE4000 Proj. + 92" DIY Screen
Little Dot MKIII Headphone Amp
Denon AH-D1100 Headphones (needed a quick, cheap set. looking for an upgrade worthy of the h/p amp.)

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