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  1. Switching Between 16:9 and 2.35:1 - Is an Anamorphic Lens Required?

    Home Theater Projectors
    We're buying a new house and we get to start from scratch with our finished basement - home theater; here we come! So as per usual I am doing my homework now - we move in a couple of weeks but likely won't get started on the new HT for another couple of months or more, so no better time than now...
  2. Anamorphic Projection

    Home Theater Projectors
    Does anyone have a link to affordable Anamorphic Projection lenses ? I am interested in this format for my HT that I will be building in the next year. I am new to PJ's as well. I will probably get something like the sony VPL-HW55ES or VPL-HW40ES. Do I need a lens for these ? I will only be...
  3. AT Anamorphic Screen

    DIY Screens
    Hello all, I'm in the designing stages of my theater and would absolutely love to have an anamorphic setup but to do so would require I build a false wall and have the screen be acoustically transparent since the maximum width I can go is 14ft and I will have 5 speakers up there (L/C/R and two...
  4. Anamorphic widescreen with 4k

    Home Theater Projectors
    I love 2.40:1 widescreen movies because I was brought up properly. I know I'm not alone by looking on the back of the majority of blu ray releases which is why I'm increasingly irritated that it is still a problem to get the best out of them at home. Tv's I can sort of half understand but...
  5. Projector that does 3D and 2.35:1 without an anamorphic lens

    Home Theater Projectors
    Hey Guys, What's a good projector make/model under $2k that does 3D and CIH without the need for an anamorphic lens? I read good reviews on the Epson 3010e and BenQW7000 but wasn't sure if anyone here had first hand experience in using it in the cinemascope or 2.35:1 format
  6. Confused about Anamorphic Stretch/Lens

    Home Theater Projectors
    I'm a newbie to the PJ world... I've read a ton of info over the last week. Not to make this part of the discussion, but I've pretty much settled on buying a refurb Epson 8700UB or a new Benq W7000... with a 2.35:1 fixed screen. My question involves the anamorphic stretch mode (Epson) and the...
  7. Anamorphic lens/stretch

    Home Theater Projectors
    I'm a newbie to the PJ world... I've read a ton of info over the last week. Not to make this part of the discussion, but I've pretty much settled on buying a refurb Epson 8700UB or a new Benq W7000... with a 2.35:1 fixed screen. My question involves the anamorphic stretch mode (Epson) and the...
  8. DIY lens for a camera?

    Home Theater Projectors
    Hi all, After my introduction I wanted to tell you about a little project I've been working on for a few weeks now. I know this section is for anamorphic projection lenses, but I'm hoping to use the same basic principle for exactly the opposite: recording anamorphic using HDSLR cameras...
  9. 3D printing an anamorphic lens?

    Home Theater Projectors
    I'm hoping to get an anamorphic projection setup in the coming year. Unfortunately, costs are looking to be out of my range when I look at most options out there. I have no experience with anamorphic lenses, so I've no idea of the practical realities, but... I'm assuming that a signifcant...
  10. Advice on Anamorphic designer white screen

    DIY Screens
    I am not a total newbie but need advice on a DIY build. I presently have a 98" DIY screen I built about 3 years ago using information posted mostly by Wbasset. This screen worked flawlessly until a few months back when the Blue polarizer on my PLV-Z5 started causing problems like a yellowish...
  11. Anamorphic "Arachnophobia" and "Phemonenon"...?

    Movies | TV Shows | Hollywood
    Hi guys, I am looking for two titles that I'm guessing won't appear on BD for some time (if ever). Both are available domestically on DVD, but are non-anamorphic (I have Arachnophobia on LD, and this would not be a huge upgrade). I was able to track both down in region 4 (www.ezydvd.com.au)...
  12. Anamorphic Mode & 3D with JVC DLA-RS50

    Home Theater Projectors
    The JVC projector does not support anamorphic mode with 3D inputs. Is there any way to make this work, e.g., with a 3rd-party scaler? This is new to me, so please forgive the newbie question. I basically would like to be able to watch 3D movies in 2.35 x 1. Thanks!
  13. JVC DLA-RS50/60 anamorphic modes.

    Home Theater Projectors
    Hi, I am in the fortunate position of being able to consider these projectors for my home theater. It is important to me to have 2.35:1 capabilities. Ideally, I would purchase an anamorphic lens that could slide into place when watching the proper content. Apparently JVC offers a mode that...
  14. Adding a PT-AE4000U soon and looking at screens, Also Anamorphic lenses?

    DIY Screens
    So I'm going to be purchasing a Panasonic PT-AE4000U in a few months. I'm looking at screen options and I plan on doing an AT screen with inwall speakers behind it. Is the Seymour AV stuff still the best option for DIY AT fabric? It looks relatively nice. Also how many of you have done an...
  15. Anamorphic projection but NOT curved screen?

    Home Theater Projectors
    During my reading over the last several months I have somehow come under the impression that anamorphic projection required a curved screen for pincushion projection. In a different thread I learned from Prof. that this may not be the case. I am creating this separate thread for my specific...
  16. FS: Home Theater Brothers Anamorphic Lens $535 Shipped

    Classifieds - Video Displays and Projectors
    Greets all: So I've been fussing with this Home Theater Brothers Anamorphic lens for about 16 hours now...it's just not going to work with my Mitsubishi HC5500 because the projector lens is so very recessed in the plastic housing. :hissyfit: I could probably get it to work if I removed ot cut...
  17. Doing Anamorphic and 16.9 in same set-up....easy?

    Home Theater Projectors
    If I wanted to look into Anamorphic lense for movies and have standard widescreen for cable and sports is it easy to have 2 screens that can pull down when needed, I wonder about placing 1 screen directly behind the other for both options. Maybe I am thinking too much but I dont know if I always...
  18. Sony VW100 Anamorphic Lens

    Home Theater Projectors
    Anyone useing an anamorphic lens for the vw100? If so, which one are you using?
  19. Making A DIY Anamorphic Lens

    Home Theater Projectors
    If anyone has ever considered making their own lens, but felt it would be beyond their capabilities, this DIY article that was published sometime ago might just change your mind.. It's a very straight forward description of what's required to produce a very reasonable Anamorphic lens.. Anyone...
  20. Anamorphic Projection Theaters

    Home Theater Projectors
    This thread is for all members who have Constant Image Height projection, to show off their theatres.. I'm sure there are few out there, so lets have a look (just out of interest) at what your set up is like.. Information like.. Room size.. Screen size (as in width) Projector.. Lens.. Seating...
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