I bought the AE300 here in Taipei. A lot of stores sell it. Buy PRIMEAV magazine and then thumb through all of the places that carry projectors or advertise the Panasonic projectors. Call them all (let your fingers do the walking) and choose the one with the cheapest price. Or are you looking for a DEMO? Well there is a shop called DEMO on Chunghwa Rd. not far from the intersection with Zhongxiao on the East side of the street south of Zhongxiao Rd. They only carry Japanese imported products. I saw the Sharp z10000 demoed there. Nice guys. Just look like you can afford it, that stuff is not cheap, but they have some high-end equipment. They have ads in PRIMEAV too so you can find their shop from the magazine along with a lot of other shops. I bought my plasma from a guy in HsinYi chu, not far from the old Spring dept. store.
Look around that neighborhood near the DEMO shop in the streets just to the south of there on the same side of the street. I ended up buying mine from some grey market importer that had a shop on Chongqing Rd. and gave me a demo. BEWARE, no one wants to let you demo the product if they do not already have a demo in their shop, because they are afraid that then it will no longer be considered new and no one will want to buy it afterwards, or they don’t actually have any stock they have to buy it from the distributor or grey market guy. They won’t do that just for a demo. However there are some that import them themselves. Or get the demo from the semi-official distributor.
Anyway, good choice, I want that one myself. Will upgrade later from the AE300. Hmm…please post the prices and where you find it. Maybe you can allow me to do a geeky thing and do a side by side test after you buy yours.
I also suggest getting a real screen. Although if you move you can’t take it with you like an AE700. You can go for that paint the wall thing, but a screen is less than NT$5,000. I bought mine from an alleyway off of BaDe Rd. just north of the Core Pacific Living Mall. They have ads in the PrimeAV magazine.
By the way, I think the AE700 is not bright enough for daytime viewing. If you want to use it as your main TV, you might want to consider another. I use mine for DVDs only and the plasma for regular TV viewing.
By the way, every year there is a show at the Asiaworld hotel where all of the companies selling projectors, Plasmas stereos and so on, setup in the rooms and suites for demos and take orders and sell. Great show and well worth the price of admission, but I forgot what month it is.