Help! What is a Lumagen VP and what is it doing for me?
I am looking at needing to switch from reference plasma to projection. Unfortunately, as I have discovered over the past two weeks or so, I have absolutely no idea what is going on with front projection. (For instance, I had zero idea that 70 hours of viewing/week was considered prohibitively excessive.) I'm quite used to simply having my panel calibrated, plugging the HDMI cable in and having a perfect picture. No muss, no fuss, just nearly endless hours of watching crisp, clean video.
Apparently I need one of these devices if I am projecting onto a 2.35:1 screen. Since I watch basically two things, baseball (about 500 games per season) and movies (lots and lots of them) I decided that I would go with the 2.35:1 screen to accommodate the picture style of many, many of my movies. The Director did after all make a choice to shoot in that ratio for a specific reason(s). Baseball is just viewing, ratio is unimportant.
Before I go adding $1,800 - $5,000 to the price of an already expensive projector, I figure it might be a good idea to at least find out what the heck it is doing for me. It seems like an awful price-tag just to vary the picture size, which I can do by zooming the lens in and out. So, I am assuming (and hoping) there is more to it than just that.