Since i'm in the Netherlands, the prices for these two projectors are quite different from the prices mentioned here on ProjectorCentral.com:
The PT-AH1000E (or PT-AR100U) can be found for 1699 Euro
The PT-AT5000 (if i'm not mistaken equivalent of PT-AE7000) is sold for 2423 Euro.
The gap between them is 724 euro's against 2599-1149=1450 dollar in the US.
Does this mean that it's a no brainer and the PT-AT5000 is way more value for money or is it more complicated than that?
Both projectors get excellent reviews. I don't think i will be using the 3d functionality yet but it's nice to know i could use it in the future.
My viewing room is not extremely well darkened, it does have shades in front of all windows but there is some light leakage so i do like the idea of having a bright projector.
I currently own a Sony VPL-VW12HT (1000 lumen) that lacks a bit of brightness during the day but is bright enough in the evenings.
Very curious to hear your advice/thoughts