Join Date: May 2000
Location: Walnut, CA, USA
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Not if I remember the Panamorph website instructions for mounting. It will place the top of the compressed image 0.048 x throw distance below the normal top of the 4:3 image.
Now -- coincidentally(?) -- if you were to use a 96"=8' wide screen with a D-ILA projector and placed the projector at an even 2x width, meaning 192"=16', THEN this works out to placing the Panamorph image 9" below the top of the 4:3 image. Which is exactly where the D-ILA without a Panamorph places it when in 16:9 mode for video sources.
The website says that you can make the Panamorph image and 4:3 image hit the same height by tilting the projector upwards 3.9 degrees. That's the one I can't quite figure out. If it means tilting WHILE using the Panamorph and NOT tilting while NOT using it, then I can see it. But if a permanently tilted projector puts the image in the same spot with and without Panamorph, then I don't quite get it.
What I do know is that I've had a gaping hole in the wall between my living room and closet/projection booth for 8 months now while I've waited for this thing. One way or another, when it finally arrives, I WILL make it work.
G1000 D-ILA, HTPC, Panamorph (soon I hope),
Dish 6000 (HBOHD,SHOHD,CBS,NBC,ABC,WB,FOX,UPN, KCET -- does it get any better ?)
JVC DLA-RS1 VuTec 122" Screen
Harmon Kardon AVR 247 Parasound L&R Amp
Psycoustic Mark III L&R Towers, Boston Center
Energy Take 5 Surrounds, HSU Research Sub