Originally Posted by Dreamliner
There is no getting around the mounting height restriction. Your projector MUST be within the frame of the projected image.
To be clear, you're referring to the scenario I'm describing where a user desires to project either a 2.35:1 or 16:9 image onto a 2.35:1 screen, correct?
The issue is whether or not vertical offset is functional when this is the desired setup. It's clear to me vertical offset works as designed if the user only has a single AR. And I'm trying to ascertain if the issue is related to a combination of the zoom function and changing AR's, or what the hangup is. I'm frustrated (at Panasonic) to discover this limitation after purchasing the PJ. And I have limited mounting options for the PJ due to side rear room entry. This is why I'm pushing for details from those of you who've been through this.
Also keep in mind there really are no 'side bars'. The projector itself is always outputting a 16x9 image, so when you look at it in 16x9 mode that is the full projected image possible. What you perceive as 'side bars' is just unprojected area. When it zooms to 2.35:1 its still projecting 16x9, but the black bars are off the screen and don't matter. This may seem like a nuanced difference, but knowing the difference will help your line of thinking.
Good point. I forgot 16:9 is its native AR (or truly its only AR, sans masking).
It's been like 4 years since I've had this projector but I do know if you try to set 16x9 first then zoom to 2.35:1 it won't line up right. The order is important.
GTK, as that appears to me one of the issues HopefulFred was encountering.
I'm still wondering if there's also a connection to this issue relative to Zoom. Particularly, if the 16:9 and 2.35:1 require different zooms, I'd like to know if that in conjunction with the vertical offset are creating this limitation. Maybe I'm fishing in the wrong pond here, but I'm trying to grasp how all these adjustments are related (if they are).
It seems to me two different zooms would normally be required to obtain dual 2.35:1 and 16:9 viewing modes. However, what if the PJ were placed at 1.0x zoom for one resolution? That's partly where I'm going with all my questions, if you catch my line of thinking.
Incidentally, I have read of at least one person who got it all working with their PJ mounted 2" above the top of screen; so, I'm convinced there's at least a little wiggle room. It's a question of understanding exactly what all the variables are and how they are interrelated. I'm not satisfied with blanket answers. I want to understand the 'why.'