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I just bought a house with a home theater allready in it. So all i need is the screen and projector. I want to do 1080p but i also want to do 2.35:1 and i dont want to spend a fortune either.

Can anyone help me with this. I want screen size around 130 or so or bigger if possible.

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As far as I can tell, the only 1080p that I know of that can do both Vertical Stretch and Horizontal Squeeze for an anamorphic lens is the Optoma 81. The panny may do just vertical stretch, but I don't think it does horizontal squeeze if its like the AX100.
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As far as I can tell, the only 1080p that I know of that can do both Vertical Stretch and Horizontal Squeeze for an anamorphic lens is the Optoma 81. The panny may do just vertical stretch, but I don't think it does horizontal squeeze if its like the AX100.

If not for the fixed Offset of HD81, it would have been a great projector for large screen setups. If you have good ceiling height and shooting for not too big a screen HD81 is the best 1080p option out there to do 2.35:1.
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From what I understand the 1080p BenQ W10000 can also do this.

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What would i need both vertical and horizontal stretch for?
what would be the cost for a 2.35:1 screen?
If i could only due to cost either get a 1080p projector or 2.35:1 screen and a 1080i projector?
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Is there such a thing as a 1080i projector?

When I was looking into the Benq W10000, I believe I was told by a reliable source that it can do both horizontal squeeze and vertical stretch. You need the horizontal squeeze to view non-anamorphic content in its native format (e.g., 16:9) if you do not plan to move the lens out of the way and your lens does not have a pass-through setting.

BTW, if you plan to do a 2.35:1 setup, don't forget the lens.
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how much are we talking for the lens and the rest of this?
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Is there such a thing as a 1080i projector?

When I was looking into the Benq W10000, I believe I was told by a reliable source that it can do both horizontal squeeze and vertical stretch. You need the horizontal squeeze to view non-anamorphic content in its native format (e.g., 16:9) if you do not plan to move the lens out of the way and your lens does not have a pass-through setting.

BTW, if you plan to do a 2.35:1 setup, don't forget the lens.

Did they say anything about the beam size of the W10000? It's not listed on panamorph's website to work with my U85, but with their HE lens. Wonder why?
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Check out primsasonic and panamorph for pricing, or call Jason at AVS. I'm not sure if AVS deals in these or if there are any power buys going on right now. Lenses are not cheap. But, if you buy a good one, you should never have to upgrade it. I'm still kicking myself for not getting in on the prismasonic power buy before Christmas.

Alternatively, you can build your own very inexpensively. Search DIYaudio.com and you will find the thread that will teach you how. You won't get non-reflective glass, so you may get some reflections on your screen from the lens, but you can make a pretty decent lens very inexpensively.

I don't know about the Benq's beam size. Best to ask the lens manufacturers to be certain.
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[quote=lovemymac]
what would be the cost for a 2.35:1 screen?

Check out www.carada.com for affordable 2.35 screens.

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Second that. My Carada screen is one of the best home theater related purchases I've made thus far.

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