Regarding “chromatic aberration,” we have some exciting news on that front too. We have been working with the projector manufacturers in incorporating Electronic Color Correction (ECC) to eliminate CA by dialing it out electronically. Certain projectors from Epson, Sony and JVC already have this capability and we are working with the projector industry as a whole to make this a standard feature going forward.
Sorry to sound like an old curmudgeon, but... I think I'm hearing a bit of snake oil being talked around here today.
Using projector CA compensation is the wrong way to go in my opinion, and probably won't work anyway. You limit your product to the range of projectors that have a chromatic aberration correction option. In any case the correction is mostly only in whole pixels, while chromatic aberration doesn't conveniently conform to that phenomenon, as well as being non-uniform from mid to edge of screen, and differently manifested on each side of the screen. I can't see a simple software pixel tweak working at all. At best a very slight improvement, if that.
Regarding single prism elements (as opposed to doublets), you'll always have chromatic aberration with them, and you can see it pretty readily. Unfortunately Gary Lightfoot is incorrect in his information that a "coating" (that Prismasonic is supposed to have applied to its prisms) can cure color aberration. It cannot, at all. Coatings are anti-reflection, not anti-color aberration measures. You need a prism or lens made of two different glasses ("crown" and "flint") to do that. There's no way around it except to have long throws, WAY longer than Home Cinema throws. I'm talking over 60 feet. At 15 feet, forget it.
It sounds like there's some curvature built into one or both of the prism faces if there's no separate "corrector" lens. If so, then this is by definition a fixed
system, so will only work within a modest range of throw distances. You cannot have astigmatism correction that works at a wide range of throws without employing at least two lenses, with a variable air gap. Either that, or you've reinvented the science of optics. Fixed correction systems have only one perfect focus point. Move away from that and your image suffers. It's up to the user to decide how much they'll put up with.
I guess what I'm saying is that if you want to buy an anamorphic projection lens for under $1500, don't expect that it's solved color aberration and cured astigmatism for that price. There is no magic in this, only over-optimistic expectations.