I run a panny 2000 projector on a 106" screen,can i change my set up and buy a new screen with a 235:1 set up with my projector.Looking at a 120" 235:1 screen.Thanks
Your projector does not contain the image processing feature necessary to use an anamorphic lens. There are outboard processors available in video processing units or in some Blu-ray Disc players. Another method of adjusting the image to properly fill a CinemaScope aspect ratio screen is via the zoom and vertical lens shift options on your projector. If your projector is mounted level with the center of the screen, only zoom is required. If not, vertical lens shift will also be needed.
I don't know if your projector has the proper zoom ratio to accommodate both 1.78:1 and 2.40:1 images from a stationary mount location. You could verify this by marking out a 2.40:1 area on your wall with tape. One advantage of the zoom method over anamorphic is much lower cost and simplicity of setup. Another is the ability to view other aspect ratios and still fill the height of the screen. Some Best Picture Oscar winning films use other aspect ratios than 1.78:1 or 2.40(35):1, such as: 'Patton' and 'The Last Emporer,' etc., at 2.20:1. Others use 1.85:1, 1.33:1, etc., etc. An affordable way to variably mask the width of a CinemaScope screen is with drapes.
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