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Mar 30, 2005 12:10 PM
I have a PC with an ATI x300 video card, and I'm attempting to connect the Panasonic PT-AE700U to my PC via DVI. I've got the latest ATI drivers, though the image from the projector displays at no more than 640x480. (When connecting to my regular pc monitor everything is fine.) I would like to see the image at the pana's native resolution of 1280x720, and I know that the x300 is capable of doing it.
My pc recognizes the projector as a plug-and-play monitor, which I imagine is part of the problem.
Has anyone dealt with the same issue? And if so, can anyone recommend a resolution? Thanks ahead of time!
Mar 30, 2005 11:51 AM
I just purchased the AE700 and would like to hook up the DVD player using component cables. One of the component connection options listed in the review on Projector Central was to use the VGA 15 pin input. Assuming this was accurate info, I bought a 25ft cable on line that had 3 RCA plugs on one end and the VGA 15 pin on the other and decided to give this a try. When I hooked it up, the AE700 didn't recognize a signal from the DVD player in either the "PC" mode or the "Component" mode. I verified the component input and output from the DVD player and projector using standard patch cables. I'm guessing that there is a setting burried in options that changes the input from expecting VGA to Component. The manual doesn't go to this detail. Does anyone have any experience with this connection?
Also, is there any quality differences between using the 15 pin component input vs. the standard 3 plug component?
Thanks in advance.
Mar 30, 2005 10:52 AM
Really would be grateful for a little help. Love the Panasonic AE700U! Connected to a RCA Direct TV HD Receiver. I have a Sony DreamMaker Home Theater System.
Have the projector connected to the Direct TV HD receiver by Component Video Cables. Everything looks great.
Q1: It seems that I have to unlug the Component Cable from the HD receiver to the Home Theater system to watch DVD's is that the case?
Q2: Have GameCube, PS2 and Xbox how do I connect them to the Projector? Can I go through the Home Theater system??
Thanks for any replies!!
Mar 30, 2005 9:40 AM
Steve, did you try upgrading the firmware to 1.07?
I'm currently in the market for a projector precisely for gaming. I currently have an Xbox, a Gamecube and a PC but since the Xbox 2/360/Next/WhateverTheyCallIt will have 1280x720 as a requirement for all games I won't buy anything that doesn't have at least this native resolution.
At the moment. I'm looking at Both the Panasonic PT-AE700U and the Sanyo PLV-Z3 so I'd really like to know if the new firmware fixes the VB issues for gaming.
Also, I've read that LCD projectors are better for gaming than the DLP ones. Any insight on that?
Mar 30, 2005 5:55 AM
The AE700 does have lens shift.
Without using lens shift, and with the projector upright (not inverted), the image for almost any modern data or HT projector will be at or near the bottom edge of the screen.
For ceiling mounting, the projector is inverted, putting it near the top of the screen. A menu adjustment will flip the image, so that it appears right side up on the screen.
Ceiling mounting will eliminate physically adjusting the projector, and will generally keep it out of harm's way. If you don't need to move it on a regular basis, I would strongly recommend this option.
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