After using a left over nec dinosaur on the back of my couch for three years I just knew that when I fired up my new AE700 my pants would be blown off!
I was used to the screen door effect on the NEC but come on, the vertical banding is just as bad as any screen door. It took me a few weeks and some calls to the vendor (visual apex - bought the 3yr warranty) before I realized what I was seeing was not screen door but the ultra modern version of that crap, VB.
OK... so I turn the unit off now AND I try the stupid hidden menu tweak. I think sometimes it just wants to perform and sometimes it just wants to drive me crazy!
The blacks are INCREDIBLE! My pants stay on buy my shoes get blown off every time I screen Blade Runner.
VB is horrible on the Star Wars sand scenes and ANY OTHER light scene, it drives me CRAZY because so many reviews say they have never seen VB on their unit. COME ON.. stop lying!
Someone PLEASE post every known trick to kill this VB monster, it is keeping me up at nights.
AE700 = perfect for dark fare... I use a super break the bank Denon dvd player and it really rocks.
AE700 = really truly [censored] for ALL light scenes though it can be altered though I do not know if the holy water or various tricks make the changes
But for $500 you cannot beat the picture!
I must have over 600 hrs now... I go to the movies for the popcorn so once we bought a nice maker with a cart on ebay I felt better, then the stinking kettle burned out... but within two weeks they sent me a new one from china. You got to love the 21st century, we send them worthless dollars they send us nice things and build ICBMs with those worthless dollars... hmmm... maybe one day they will send us those too? Maybe I will watch Red Dawn tonight?
[Edited by squirrel on Mar 30, 2005 at 12:05 AM]
[Edited by squirrel on Mar 30, 2005 at 12:12 AM]