Originally Posted by HMenke
I would reconsider the multi-format screen if I were you. Have a smaller vertical sized 2.35:1 image will just seem...non-impactful. The first time I zoomed to fill a 2.35:1 screen, my family was blown away by the pure cinematic effect of a giant widescreen movie in our home.
So, how do you handle the 16:9 material? I'm thinking going with the bigger multi-format screen. So, I'll be able to manually change formats while keeping a good size on the 2.35:1
Due to my room, I have a limitation on how big the screen can be. So, even if I try to install a 2.35:1 screen there is a limit that I must keep in consideration and that is what I was just thinking on buying the multi-purpose.
Of course, the other way is to basically buy a 16:9 screen and do the masking, but that looks like a cumbersome procedure and I'm not even sure how to do it.
What kind of screen are you using. Any chance to post some pics? Even better how about a video of the way you handle memory lens switching from 2.35:1 to 16:9 formats?
Sorry if I'm asking too much from you. But, it is really difficult to find videos on the web from these new projector running on a 2.35:1 screen and using the memory lens for those two formats.
Originally Posted by purbeast
Heh today I cleaned up my HT area since my furniture is coming tomorrow, and I realized that I had never tried my 3D glasses for my ST50 plasma with the 8000.
Figured maybe because they are both Panasonic it would work.
I came away disappointed
Well, I have a PS3 3D display at home and I use the 3D glasses that are included for that display and amazingly they work pretty well. I was able to grab a second pair few days ago from Amazon at $19.99
I don't have the Panasonic glasses yet, so I'm not sure if there is a big difference in terms of picture quality between them. But, hey they are chip and it seems they are able to do the work just fine........http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00562O8U0/ref=ox_ya_os_product
Originally Posted by purbeast
I was going to do this initially myself, but I went to someone's house who had a 2.35:1 screen and saw it in action. I was talking to him about it as well and we were demo'ing 2.35:1 content and he said if he could do it again he would get a 16:9 screen. I was asking him why and he just said for 16:9 content it just is odd with the bars on the side.
So when we put on Saving Private Ryan to demo his sound and it was a 16:9 movie, I immediately know what he meant. The bars on the side almost made it feel like it was squishing the image. It's hard to explain but it was kind of messing with my head lol.
Definitely just a personal preference.
But the full 2.35:1 content on that screen looked REALLY awesome!
I totally agree with you comment. As I mentioned before, I simulated a 2.35:1 screen just using blue tape and then I tried to fit the 16:9 image on that screen. I didn't really like the fact of having those black bars on the side of the screen. I did call my wife to check that out and she did also agree that it looked weird (for us at least!).
So, next step was to simulate a 16:9 image by using all the space available in my wall. Next, I did use memory lens to fit 2.35:1 image on the 16:9 simulated screen, and the result was much more better. I mean, I can have a huge 16:9 screen to play movies (on that particular format), and (really important for us) I can actually project 2.35:1 material "again" using all the space available (wide of the wall).
Does this make sense?