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Have been planing my home theatre /music room for some time and as usual have to make some practical adjustments to my original ideas. I now can only manage an 8 ft wide Scope screen with a throw of 14 ft.
Had originally decided to go with a JVC 55 but with 4k on the horizon,it makes spending that sort of money a bit silly at the present time,at least for me.

Out of the blue, I have been offered a MITS 7800D .
It's ex demo but with only 48 hours on the clock. It has the 2 anamorphic modes which is great but I can only find out that the lens is a "1.5:1 zoom"
Am a bit concerned that with a 14ft throw the picture will be, ironically, too big.

So kind users of this site and anamorphic lovers, is it OK to use with an A lens on a 14 ft throw to give a Scope image 8 ft wide.????

Am thinking of a CineVista or Aussiemorph lens.

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Your specs are fine - an 8 foot wide screen should be no problem with a 14 ft. throw.

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Thanks for that, John. I'm on my way!
Always liked curved screens since Cinerama days. I have read about the advantages of them with A lens.
Do I need one with this set up or is it just a matter of taste?
Thanks again. Your help has been invauable.
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Thanks for that, John. I'm on my way!
Always liked curved screens since Cinerama days. I have read about the advantages of them with A lens.
Do I need one with this set up or is it just a matter of taste?
Thanks again. Your help has been invauable.

Thanks for your comments smile.gif

You won't *need* a masking screen, but you may want one. We usually recommend them if you are at a throw ratio of three times the screen height or less. Your screen is about 3 1/2 feet tall, which puts minimum throw at 10 feet. You are considerably farther back than that, so you should have minimal pincushion. A screen with a slight curvature would be ok, although a flat screen screen will work fine. Since you have a fairly long throw, I would suggest a screen aspect ratio of 2.35:1.

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Will do. Cheers and thanks.
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