Written on: 10/03/2005 by msjeal (3 reviews written)
Price, Style, Noise Levels.
Expensive when things go wrong.
For just over £1000 there aren't many projectors at the same level as the PTAE500. Picture quality is excellent, and the famous chicken wire effect is hardly visible on my 5ft screen from a distance of about 8-10ft, except when the screens one very bright colour, i.e. snow and ice!! Films look great with a balanced tone, and large range of light and dark. The noise although less than competitors is still noticeable if you listen for it, especially if the fans clips the casing like mine did!! Luckily I work for a home cinema company so changed it over hassle free, but other people might not be so lucky!!!! Bulbs can be a hassle, especially if they go way before the supposed 6000 hr mark, and are expensive 2 replace at 300 quid a pop!! Connections are good with all the usual there and it's small enough to take anywhere for presentations etc, overall a great product for the money!!