i would love to use an ISCO or panamorph, but price is the prohibitive in my current fiscal situation.
as far as dimness goes- i'm already doing the CH/VW, albeit a little half-a$$ed. i've taken some measurements and will build the variable height box as soon as i get the chance.
yes, i would say 4:3 movies seem a bit brighter, but
i haven't really noticed THAT much of the dimming of the pic. or rather, i'm not conscious of it being that much of a detriment to my enjoying the pic.
usually, to help with placement i set the 4:3 to native, and the 2.35 to auto.
as far as resolution goes-at the moment i cna't really evaluate this well enough. with my s-vid connection, i think i have other PQ concerns http://www.avsforum.com/ubb/wink.gif
i know a dim picture on the widescreen stuff, isn't one of them at this point.
most people here have far more experience with projectors than i do so i'm sure for this MMV, but for me this doesn't seem to be a problem.
[This message has been edited by ckolchak (edited 08-11-2001).]