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Chris,

Yes, I am using a Panamorph UH480 lens with my projector. The image geometry was perfect until I had to take down the projector to rerun some cables. When I put it back up the left side has a slight "bend", nothing dramtic and something that will be corrected once I have time to play with it.

I did have our end of year fantasy party in my HT and had about 20 Packer fans watching the championship game. As a Viking fan I knew exactly how they felt after that game.
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I thought I might share this pic here for ppl looking to buy the centerstage XD and worry whether it can support a 4K image...

This is a 16:9 curved, 10 feet wide Centerstage XD with the Sony 4K projector
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Preliminary viewing of the Sony 500ES 4K projector on the Centerstage XD screen.

My initial reaction? Absolutely stunning pictures.

On HD projectors the XD material's weave is visible up to 10 feet or so, but it seems that when you use the 4K projector you can go much closer without seeing the weave.. I do not yet know how to explain this. I mean, a weave is a weave right? But my gut feeling is that the 'weave' we see may be a combination of 'pixel size + weave' rather than just 'weave'.

With the 4K projector, the image is silky smooth, baby bottom smooth... (enter your own analogy here).

When watching 3D, i can even walk up to my 10 feet wide screen and look right through it, like looking out a window. 3D has never been better (not even on the IMAX), as this projector on a 10 feet wide 0.9 gain screen is brighter than the image on the IMAX and with much better contrast and black levels. Space looks like absolute black... stars looks like stars...

Anyways, judge for yourself.. the image is taken about 9 feet away.. zoom in and see if you can see any weave. BTW: this pic was taken by my Samsung phone... the actual image is way smoother and much better colors...

BTW: This is an upscaled 1080p music video from a DTS demo track. Imagine what a 'real' 4K source would be like.

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Jon,

Now that i have the CenterStage XD material over my premier frame, would it possible to also order the EN4K material so i can put it on this screen to compare? I am itching to find out if i am missing anything...
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Jon,

Now that i have the CenterStage XD material over my premier frame, would it possible to also order the EN4K material so i can put it on this screen to compare? I am itching to find out if i am missing anything...
Coolgeek,

Awesome theater! I too will be having a similar JTR setup with Seymour XD screen, and possibly the Sony 500/600. I'm pondering the 212's vs the 215 RM's. I have a couple quick questions for you...

1. Why did you choose the curved screen? Do you need an anamorphic lens for the 500 with the curved screen or do you feel that it is not required?
2. What made you decide to choose the 16:9 screen as opposed to the 2.35 aspect ratio? Does the 500 scale between the two as you expected. Are you masking?

Thanks for your time!
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Coolgeek,

Awesome theater! I too will be having a similar JTR setup with Seymour XD screen, and possibly the Sony 500/600. I'm pondering the 212's vs the 215 RM's. I have a couple quick questions for you...

1. Why did you choose the curved screen? Do you need an anamorphic lens for the 500 with the curved screen or do you feel that it is not required?
2. What made you decide to choose the 16:9 screen as opposed to the 2.35 aspect ratio? Does the 500 scale between the two as you expected. Are you masking?

Thanks for your time!
Chad
1. No need for anamorphic lens as the Sony is capable of displaying the entire image on it's chip set and have lens memory. You just need to use the zoom feature to set the different aspect ratio and it'll remember it. The reason i used a curved screen with aspect 16:9 is so that it looks like an imax screen.. My seating position is 10 feet from a 10 feet wide screen so that gives me a very wide viewing angle to the screen, and thus the effect of immersiveness... plus, a bit of curve means the light bouncing off the side walls isn't as much as a flat screen, increasing contrast.

2. My room is narrow, only about 10.5 feet wide where i place my screen, so to maximize the screen size, i used a 16:9... 16:9 wall to wall, ceiling to floor is awesome! very immersive... of course if your room, the limiting factor is the height, then you can maximize the height and have a 'longer screen' format wall to wall.. so, you maximize your viewing size for all diff formats...
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