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# 44861 29-Oct-2009 13:24
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I have a Panasonic PT-AX100E that I bought a few years ago. It has a HDMI connection that I have not used yet.

i wanted to buy the panasonic BD-60 Blue Ray player now and connect it via HDMI to get the next generation of visual effects etc.

Are there going to be any issues with the projector in coping with the new blue ray output in terms of best quality, screen size, upscaling etc?

Has anybody done this combination.

What things do i need to look at to make sure I am putting together this set-up NOT to only end up with what I already have.

Please advise. Many thanks


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  # 268117 29-Oct-2009 13:36
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HDMI is/has standards, so long as both products were following those standards, then no reason why you wont get a better picture than using SVideo/Composite etc.




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  # 268198 29-Oct-2009 17:44
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From memory the AX100 will accept signals up to and including 1080p/60 but not 1080p/24. Its native resolution is 720 so it won't do quite as good a job as a 1080 native projector in displaying blu-ray. But it will be significantly better than watching DVDs via a composite connection.
Check your manual. At the back in specifications it will list compatible signals via hdmi.
When you get your BD60 if you set the resolution to auto in the menu then it will talk to the projector via hdmi and send it the best resolution.




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  # 268452 30-Oct-2009 09:36
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I have this exact projector, connected to a PS3 for bluray.
The picture is substantially better than DVD, no if buts or maybes.

Getting a display that can accept blurays 24P signal is the most important bit for older tvs/projectors when connecting to Bluray Players, as well as being able to accept an HDMI input. The panasonic AX100 can work with both of these so you have it covered.

Even though it is a 720P projector, the results via bluray are much better than DVD, especially if you are currently watching DVD's via a composite (yellow rca plug) or s-video connection.

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  # 268454 30-Oct-2009 09:38
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Dingbatt: From memory the AX100 will accept signals up to and including 1080p/60 but not 1080p/24.

No, the AX100 does accept 1080P/24.

http://audioenz.co.nz/2006/panasonic_ax100.shtml



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  # 268455 30-Oct-2009 09:39
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That is good news, many thanks

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  # 268478 30-Oct-2009 11:04
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Jaxson:
Dingbatt: From memory the AX100 will accept signals up to and including 1080p/60 but not 1080p/24.

No, the AX100 does accept 1080P/24.

http://audioenz.co.nz/2006/panasonic_ax100.shtml


Yes, quite right, I should follow my own advice and look at the compatible signals page and not the specifications page.




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  # 268539 30-Oct-2009 12:48
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No worries Dingbatt, that's what we're all here to chip in for.

I bought the AX100 a few years ago, got a good deal at the time. It was to go in our next house but our current house still hasn't sold yet. A few months back I said stuff it and built a cinema in one of the rooms and I was totally impressed with the AX100.

It's not full 1080 HD, but it's a significant step up from any of the other more data type projectors I've had in the past. It's also very bright which means it's a good mix for day time viewing as well as dedicated dark movie room viewing, which some of the real dedicated movie projectors can't really do.

Luckily Panasonic haven't changed much on this model, with newer versions AX200 etc just having more hdmi inputs etc. I'd happily swap it for a full hd version, but I'm honestly impressed enough with the Bluray output on a big screen that I'm totally ok with this model.

 
 
 
 


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  # 268546 30-Oct-2009 13:07
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Well I'm waiting for the AE3000 to drop a little in price before my next investment.




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  # 268578 30-Oct-2009 14:32
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Dingbatt: Well I'm waiting for the AE3000 to drop a little in price before my next investment.


Don't bother buying the AE3000. The AE4000 is here and cheaper.  Check out this post from Panasonic.

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  # 268623 30-Oct-2009 16:38
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Rhygar:
Dingbatt: Well I'm waiting for the AE3000 to drop a little in price before my next investment.


Don't bother buying the AE3000. The AE4000 is here and cheaper.  Check out this post from Panasonic.


Yep just saw the other thread.  Do I smell some deals on AE3000s?




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  # 268668 30-Oct-2009 20:34
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I'd go with the 4000 as it's picture clarity and other features are better than the 3000. Unless you can get a really fantastic deal on the 3000.

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