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Join Date: Aug 2005
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USE: It depends on who operates the system. If it was just himself, then given he has a flat screen, he could move the lens in and out of the light path. If his wife and kids are to use it, then it is best to leave the lens in place with a simple one button push on the remote .
PQ: I do leave my lens in place because of the following:
Same pixel density for all ARs
Same calibration setting for all ARs
Same Brightness levels for all ARs
Same geometry for all ARs due to the curved screen.
As for scaling 1920 down to 1440, yes it does remove H rez, however the lines removed are every fourth line, so the amount of detail is too small for the eye to resolve anyway based on single pixel display lines at 1920 x 1080 rez. The most noticeable thing I have found over the years is a brightness shift. The amount of added (restored when A-lens removed) detail is trivial in the scheme of things.
My suggestion to Chris1971 is to simply watch both lens in/lens out and make an informed decision based on what you see, not those around you. In the end, with his level of system, he is going to want a VP anyway, so why should that VP not be used to control AR as well?
I love my Constant Image Height system!