Originally Posted by Trogdor2010
I am getting confused here. I have been trying to ask about this, but does this projector feature a v stretch mode for anamorphic lens set ups (I DIY one) and would appreciate it if someone can give it to me straight. I am not interested in the zoom method or some other weird method.
Let me clarify.
The V Stretch mode is ONLY a method that at first "Vertically distorts"
the image, allowing for the correction of the opposite "Horizontal distortion"
the A-Len's itself produces.
This essentially equalizes everything out to present a normal looking image.
There is no technical, software, or magical method employed by ANY PJ
currently in the Consumer Domain that can actually transform 16:9 imagery into 2.35:1 without introducing a distorted image. Only expensive "out board" Image Processors can do that, and those items are not something to be construed as being affordable by any stretch.
To date, the only "Lens-less" options exist in those PJs that employ Lens Memory that simply adjusts Zoom and Lens Shift to allow the use of a 2.35:1 formatted Screen, so that 16:9 can be shown at the same "Height" as 2.35:1, and vice versa. ie: CHI = Constant Image Height.
This feature is more for the benefit of those wishing to see 2.35:1 / 2.39:1 content as WIDE as possible, and sacrificing potential extra screen width in 16:9 to do so. In 16:9, there will be Vertical "Bars" something FAR easier to deal with and Mask iut with Panels or Curtains. Horizontal Bars are way more difficult, and a primary reason those without a A-Lens or Lens Memory spend Beau-coup Bucks on Motorized Masking Systems, or make up imaginative DIY versions.
That is that...and it ain't ever gonna be otherwise until some PJ Mfg steps up and introduces the Hardware and Software required to do it "electronically".