Summary: Personal Experience This is my first full HD 3D projector after owning a DLP 720p 3D ready projector previous to this one. I am susceptible to rainbows in DLP so I decided on this projector for full HD 3D, also there weren't many, if any, full HD 3D DLP projectors on the market at the time. The 2D performance of this projector is outstanding, it's like owning a 120" plasma display, it's sharp, has nice black levels and the brightness is more than enough.
Summary: Stay very very far away from DOAN299, I bought my projector in October, by March it was bricked. My directv screen has a deep green hue on it, a permanent hue, and any other channel has a major flicker. I went back to ebay to locate the information an all my purchase history had been deleted. Shame on you Ebay, shame on you doan299, thanks for a $1600 machine that doesn't work! but lasted long enough to evade the authorities!!!
Summary: Amazing color representation and clarity with massive adjustments, if you like to tweak things to your preferences, great 3D effect. The standard settings are not the best, you can get best picture by doing some tweaking here and there. Best time to buy at best price is when new model is out.
Summary: I upgraded from a Panasonic PT-AE900u which was on its original bulb and was getting quite dim. Rather than spending over $300 on the old projector, I decided to upgrade. The picture quality in both 2d and 3d on the PT-AE7000U is amazing. It's bright and clear on my 106" screen. This projector is about twice the size of my old one, but it's quieter too. In fact, I can only hear the fan when it shuts off and goes into cool-down mode, otherwise it's virtually silent.
Summary: Unpacked it, mounted it, and turned it on. It replaced an old projector I had for 6 years. Great picture, wonderful clarity. Simple to hookup. The menus and adjustments were a bit hard to figure out, but once I played with them, they did the job. The manual could use a quick 'how to' list of steps to install it upside down (ceiling mount). I had to read the menus inverted until I got to the configuration menu item to switch it.
Summary: This unit is amazing. The 3D is a little dark with the (proprietary!) eyewear, but you can use a mode on the PJ to brighten the picture. My install: Dedicated theater room with complete light control. Chief ceiling mount with extension pole and 8" square Chief reciever plate. Diagonal into single joist with 3.5" lag bolts. 22' throw and my screen is about 13' diagonal (in 16:9 for TV).
Summary: Haven't gone through with professional installation yet, but so far we've tested it out and it's met all of our expectations. However, the packaging and condition of the product surpassed all my expectations. Was packed in 3 boxes! All of which were in great condition. I had just bought some Polk Audio RTI-10's, and they came in soaked and destroyed boxes, therefore i was quite scared of how this one would come like, but was presently surprised!
Summary: I use this projector in basement, and the brightness and colors are stunning. 3D movies looks great. The only feature I would like to have from the 'big brother' AE-PT8000 model is the lens memory in 3D.
Summary: I love this projector! Easy to set up, picture looks amazing, especially when viewing a Blu-ray disc, and quiet in operation. All my home cinema needs now is a popcorn machine and then I'm never going out again!