Originally Posted by COACH2369
Thank you for the information.
Since the projector does not have the Lens Memory feature, would it have to be manual change each time I switched between the two formats? I am okay with having black bars on the left and right of my screen when watching 16x9 material. Am I correct in thinking that is what will happen?
I have both a fixed wall 2.35 and a manual pull down 1.78 screen i use with the RS40. I use to have to zoom in/out and refocus with projector when switching between 1.78 and 2.35 content. This worked well but I had always wanted to try an anamorphic lens and wanted a little bit bigger 2.35 screen. I already had a Lumagen XD video processor so I got the lens a week and a half ago and now my 2.35 image is brighter and I don't have to move lens when watching 1.78 content. I haven't bought bigger 2.35 screen yet as I plan on doing so within the next month. So both of the methods work with very good results. I think it depends on how big a screen you want and if your room will accommodate it with adequate brightness. My room is not as deep as I would like and I crave a bigger and brighter picture. When I first got the 2.35 screen and used the zoom method to fill it I was hooked as I would never go back to a 1.78 screen.
Oh, to answer your question, yes on a 2.35 screen you will have black bars on left and right side of screen with 1.78/1.85 content. I plan on using black velvet curtains to mask off when I go to just a 2.35 screen only setup.
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