Originally Posted by psychdoc
Wow, that will be tough.
I've always been a fan of using the full panel resolution that can only be done with my ISCOIII when in 2.35:1. I've never seen any distortion. Can you see a better picture with an A lens or without but using a smaller overall panel? I'll definitely play around with both options. I just love the absolute perfect picture using the full panel and brightness. It's also pretty darn fun but that's not a real reason to live by.
The experiments will be fun.
Yeah, I know what you mean and I feel your pain on this idea....as it was tough for me to let go of my ISCOIII for $1200 when I payed +2K$ for it. Along with all the time in calibrating it just right for a given projector and throw(That is a bit of an art of trial and error). But After many months of seeing what it was doing to my total light output(Down for me) and more importantly lack of sharpness, low CR with very bad black levels, I could not ignore it anymore.
Projectors today, and definitely high-end ones like the ES5000 laugh in the face of more silicon in that light path. What I mean is, ever since we went 1080p and now UHD the projectors are capable of such high quality it seems zooming with lens memory looks so much better than adding all the Cons of a A-Lens. I wish that was not the case because I really liked the look on peoples face when they saw my ISCOIII and said "What the hell is that?"LOL. I would have maybe kept mine if, Blurays came with a Vertical stretched 2.35:1 native 1080p side to the disc and all we had to do is move the lens in place to get a 1080p 2.35:1 image(full panel resolution). Well...uhmmmm... no, I dont think even that would have done it for me. A curved screen like Tim has said most definitely helps with pincushion and others problems associated with A-lens, but I am guessing that with the size of your screen and the distance you throw it is negligible. But anyway, agreed, A-Lens was fun
I have to say. One of the biggest missed
opportunity for UHD standards was 2.35:1. It should have been all UHD TV/projectors were native 2.35:1 panels/wide(at higher 4.5K-ish rez) not 16:9(but now more rez) not curved but well .... look buy these new UHD TVs because they are in a higher rez and
the correct aspect ratio of movies without those annoying black borders. You can watch movies just like they are in the theaters. That should have been the sales gimmick to get people on the UHD bandwagon....... and would have made all of us VERY
Anyways, just my opinion.
I know many would disagree, and thats cool