The 2.35 Home Theater: Benefits and Challenges - AVS Forum
Forum Jump: 
 
Thread Tools
post #1 of 1 Old 08-25-2008, 10:42 AM - Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
Jason Unger's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Posts: 480
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 10
The 2.35 Home Theater: Benefits and Challenges
The challenges and opportunities of 2.35 constant-height anamorphic projection. by John Caldwell

Cinemascope films have been a vital part of commercial cinema for 55 years.

Larger and more immersive by design, these wide-viewing-angle films have engrossed audiences with projected images that fill nearly the very edges of the peripheral vision.

It has only been in the last two to three years, however, that a growing group of cutting edge specialty home theater dealers have learned how to take full advantage of Cinemascope viewing.



We present a generic primer on constant-height 2.35 anamorphic projection, intended to answer many of the basic architecture and set-up questions that dealers are having with the technology.

5 Benefits of 2.35 Systems
There are many benefits to constant-height 2.35 projection, but here are 5:
  • Increased brightness.
  • Increased perceived contrast ratio.
  • Complete use of the vertical resolution (pixel array) of the digital video chip.
  • Elimination of pesky black bars at the top and bottom of the screen.
  • Larger screen size, wider viewing angle and, with it, the ability to potentially place all three channels behind the screen, like the commercial reference.
Having a wider viewing angle is seen as the last great advantage that commercial movie theaters have over home theaters, but not anymore. Now, home theater dealers can rightfully claim technical superiority when certain practices are maintained.

Click here to continue.

Jason Unger
www.cepro.com
Jason Unger is offline  
Reply CE Pro & Electronic House Articles

User Tag List

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page


Forum Jump: 

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off