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Panny L300 is in and running


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#1 of 15 OFFLINE   Chet Wilson

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Posted March 29 2003 - 10:42 AM

Got my projector, panasonic L300, yesterday and must say it is spectacular. I am shooting at a 100" diag, 1.0 gain, matte white screen. I found a used draper screen and cut it to a custom fit.

At 1.5x (10') screendoor is not noticable. I am running the lamp at low power since the room is totally dark when watching a movie. I am surpeised at how good the picture is. I have also upgraded my sound system and will revamp my web site soon to reflect the new setup. I will say I am very pleased with the panny. What a change from the 50" RPTV!

#2 of 15 OFFLINE   Drew Bethel

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Posted March 29 2003 - 11:26 AM

Congrats Chet! I should be joining you in about 2 weeks. What height and width makes for 100" diagonal?
Is it table or ceiling mounted?
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#3 of 15 OFFLINE   Chet Wilson

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Posted March 29 2003 - 12:00 PM

Thanks, 50" by 88"

I have it table for now.

#4 of 15 OFFLINE   Neil Joseph

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Posted March 30 2003 - 05:46 AM

If you are nitpicky, it is closer to 49" x 87" not including blackout borders.
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#5 of 15 OFFLINE   Chet Wilson

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Posted March 30 2003 - 06:45 AM

Thanks Neil. It does seems to fit?? I used the screen calculator on projectorcentral.com

#6 of 15 OFFLINE   Neil Joseph

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Posted March 30 2003 - 01:32 PM

BTW, congratulations and welcome. You picked a nice projector and you will want to revisit your entire collection.
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#7 of 15 OFFLINE   Nathan*W

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Posted March 30 2003 - 01:39 PM

Quote:
At 1.5x (10') screendoor is not noticable
I was under the impression that the L300 didn't have screendoor at any distance.
 

#8 of 15 OFFLINE   Kelley_B

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Posted March 31 2003 - 02:41 AM

Welcome to the L300u club! I know I love mine!

Nathan,
The SmoothScreen tech does a great job of "hiding" the screen door of the unit. It allows you to sit much closer to the image and enjoy the picture. As I've said before I've watched movies on mine sitting as close as 3ft away from the screen.

#9 of 15 OFFLINE   Chet Wilson

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Posted March 31 2003 - 09:42 AM

Neil, you are right. I have already looked again at movies that had been on the shelf for a while. Of course I watched LOTR again.

#10 of 15 OFFLINE   Frank Kanyak

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Posted March 31 2003 - 10:13 AM

If you look really hard you can see some pixel structure. So far all of my guests all floored on how everthing looks. I have a 92" image and love it :-)...BIG SOUND to go with the BIG SCREEN!!!
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#11 of 15 OFFLINE   Kai Zas

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Posted April 10 2003 - 05:16 AM

I'll have the European version (PT-AE300E) next week! It'll be a HUGE improvement over my 22" Iiyama PC monitor I've been using all these years.

And indeed, it'll be a great excuse to revisit my collection. Most of them have been collecting dust after only one viewing.

#12 of 15 OFFLINE   Arno P

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Posted April 10 2003 - 05:44 AM

Kai...great to hear...where did you buy it (company) and what was the price...????

I am very curious since our supplier in Holland "Beamerland" can't get the panny...

#13 of 15 OFFLINE   Kai Zas

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Posted April 10 2003 - 05:53 AM

Our "aankoper" at the computerstore where I work bought it directly from Panasonic Belgium n.v.

It cost me €1.847,77 (dealerprice) + BTW (21%). So that comes to €2235 total. The suggested reatailprice should be €3.194. (I'm reading this straight off the confidential pricelist Posted Image )

At first I planned on getting it from ProjectorPeople (US), but they couldn't assure me it would pass customs unnoticed. We normally don't sell Panasonic, but I threatend to flatten our aankoper's tires if het didn't try. (Btw, ProjectorPeople sell it for $1.900 and shipping with DHL would be $175. But considering customs I could end up paying a heck of lot more for it.)

#14 of 15 OFFLINE   Drew Bethel

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Posted April 10 2003 - 02:55 PM

I just checked the UPS tracking and my 300 came in tonight! Man, I wish I had the day off tomorrow! Posted Image
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#15 of 15 OFFLINE   Chet Wilson

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Posted April 10 2003 - 03:20 PM

I have had good luck with my L300 so far. I am very pleased with the picture. I have tried both s-video and component with my progressive scan DVD player. Component is slightly sharper but I have to come up with a 60ft cable. Parts express had Belden mini 75ohm coax for $37/1000ft. I am going to try to make some up and see how it goes.

Anyway real happy!

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