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Well, after more than a half dozen years I'm finally going to be bringing a new projector into my home and, most likely, replacing my old one.

I say 'most likely' because it's not exactly the projector I wanted, but it was way to good of a deal to pass up.

I'm getting a demo unit AE1000 from Panasonic. Good stuff there and a solid projector, but not up with the newer Panny or Epson models which I really had my heart set on.

Since it is open/used already, I figured I would set it up, test it out, see how it compares to my old model, then if I'm not floored, I would just take a bunch of photos, pack it up, and eBay it.

No matter what, it's a win-win for me because the price I paid was ridiculous.

Stoked, but not getting my hopes to far up yet.
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Let me know what you decide. I'd be happy to take either one off your hands for a "ridiculous price"
[Edited by Cancer on Jun 11, 2009 at 8:58 PM]
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What is your current projector?
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My current projector is a Panasonic PT-L300U (see link on side).

It's served us very well, but only has a DVI port and it is NOT HDCP compliant so no HDMI connectivity for me at all. I'm looking forward to seeing what the Blu-ray looks like through the AE1000 and what a somewhat brighter projector looks like in our family room setup.

I have used my PS3 with a BenQ W10000 before, and it was really good looking, so I'm hoping that I get a similar reaction with the AE1000. But, if I don't, I will probably sell it for as much as eBay will net me and just keep the 300U for the time being.
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Congradualtions! There is a huge improvement numbers wise and I hope you see one with your own eyes as well. I am guessing you have installed these though and know how big an improvement it will be.