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    Default Panasonic Announces a New Home Theater Projector

    The company boasts a 50,000:1 contrast ratio and 2,800 lumens brightness.

    http://www.ecoustics.com/electronics...ew/691305.html

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    How does this compare to the PT-AE line? Is it basically the replacement? Seems to have lot of signature similarities (e.g. the red-rich lamp)
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    it's not a replacement of PT-AE4000U

    some notable downgrades are:

    1. No lens memory
    2. No motorized zoom and focus
    3. Horizontal adjustment is down from 100% to only 68%, vertical from 50% down to 26% making projector placement more difficult
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    It's not the 7000 and I hate that link (very slow to download)!
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    here's the quicker link for the PT-AR100
    http://panasonic.net/avc/projector/products/ar100/

    and this is the link for the 7000
    http://panasonic.net/avc/projector/products/ae7000/
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    Wow I kinda want the 7000 - and LOVE my AE4000U.
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    Quote Originally Posted by David Susilo View Post
    here's the quicker link for the PT-AR100
    http://panasonic.net/avc/projector/products/ar100/

    and this is the link for the 7000
    http://panasonic.net/avc/projector/products/ae7000/
    Thank you very much David!

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    Wow I kinda want the 7000 - and LOVE my AE4000U.
    No kidding! ...The 7000.
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    Optoma has their HD33 coming to market as well. $1,500 for a native 1080p 3D projector. They are the first to break the $3,000 price point for 1080p native 3D, and it seems like they decided to decimate that price point and remind people that paying a serious premium for 1080p 3D is not at all required.

    Want to save $1,000 on that Panasonic AE7000 and get it for $2,000?

    Just wait a year!

    I'm kind of interested in the AR100 to use with a 161" screen setup that I'm installing. It would be really amazing to drop a solidly bright projector onto a screen that large.
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    Wow, 161" screen! Someday.... (I need a bigger theater room, and thus - house, so it'll be awhile lol)
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