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Jun 7, 2007 2:15 PM
I'm a total projector newbie, so pardon my ignorance. I've been looking for a 1080p projector that can handle 1920 X 1080 through the VGA slot so that I can play my Xbox360 in full 1080p. I was interested in the Sony VPL-VW50, but it doesn't seem to accept 1080p through the VGA. I'm guessing from your post that the PT-AE1000U will accept 1080p through the VGA input. Is that correct? (That's also the impression I got looking through the manual, but I want to be sure) If that's the case, I just have to convince the wife we need to jump on this projector before the rebate deal goes away.
May 20, 2007 3:42 PM
I am posting my stealth home theater, which is hidden, in my living room. When my wife convinced me to do an interior remodel I was able to negotiate installing an HT in our seldom-used living room. However I had to live with some constraints such as: no exposed speakers in the space, hidden screen when not in use, no ceiling mounted projector, no visible equipment, standard living room furniture, and colors chosen by her.
My solution includes:
- Panasonic PT AE-1000U projector; mounted in a recessed pocket in the rear wall of the room.
- Elite Home 106” electric screen.
- CSI Speco Dream Series in-wall left, right, and surround speakers. CSI CSS-300 Center speaker. JBL SUB 12 300 watt rms 12” powered subwoofer.
- Pioneer VSX-1014TX 700 watt rms 7.1 receiver.
- DirecTV HR10-250 satellite receiver with 250GB HD DVR.
- Home Theater PC with Windows Media Center, 250GB hard drive, HD TV tuner, DVD drive (will be upgraded to HD DVD/Blu-Ray).
- Sony Playstation 3 (I couldn’t wait any longer for a right-priced Blu-Ray PC drive.)
As you can see in the pictures all speakers and wiring are in the walls. This required cutting holes in the drywall at each stud and running the wiring, then repairing the walls. The subwoofer is in a cabinet constructed in the adjacent bedroom closet with a grill concealed in the wainscot molding. The screen is concealed in a crown molding above a mirrored wall unit with an antique buffet below it. The AV equipment is located in the hall closet with an RF remote extender. The light wall and ceiling colors limit contrast slightly but the AE-1000 makes up for it with a powerful image.
While the compromises forced by this dual use room keep it from being a perfect home theater we are very happy with the results. I encourage anyone who wants a home theater but does not have a dedicated room available to go this route!
Screen capture copyright acknowledgements:
“The Wedding Date” Copyright 2005 Universal Studios
“Rides” Copyright 2007 Discovery Channel HD
“1000 Places to see Before You Die” Copyright 2007 Discovery Channel HD
“Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest” Copyright 2006 Walt Disney Company, Buena Vista Pictures
May 5, 2007 8:10 PM
Everything seems to be going great with my AE1000, but I can't seem to get my PC to output true 1920x1080p resolution. Although I can select 1920x1080 resolution from the display properties, when displayed on th projector, it appears scaled to 1600x1200 and in 4:3 aspect ratio.
I am using the DVI-VGA adapter from my XFX GeForce 7600 GT AGP video card (256 MB) through a VGA cable to the VGA connector on my AE1000. Seems pretty straight foward, but I can't get it to display the full 1920x1080 resolution.
Any thoughts from anyone?
Apr 27, 2007 6:49 PM
VisualApex.com has the Panasonic AE1000U for $3799 + $1000 mail in rebate ($2799 after rebate) PLUS an extended warranty (total 4 years) PLUS a 2 year lamp warranty. IMHO, that is a flat out steal! I just put in my order!
My Optoma HD6800 just started acting up (picture works fine for a few minutes, then just goes black), so this is the perfect excuse to upgrade.
Can't wait to get it.
Mar 5, 2007 5:53 PM
i have a projector yamaha lpx510 i want to up grade 1080p i have a da lite screen of gian 1.1 i want it as good as the yamaha lpx510 or better can the panasonic ae1000 do that i want the better brightness or better pic or what projector i should go with i like the ae1000u help me
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