Originally Posted by Bob Whitefield
Don't use the V-POSITION setting in the POSITION menu, leave it at zero. This is a global setting that affects all aspects, you don't want that. Instead, use V-AREA POSITION in the LENS MEMORY menu.
Here's a quick guide to setting up 16:9 and 2.35 lens memories for a 2.35 screen:
- Level the projector.
- Display some 16:9 content with bright edges. Zoom to the height of the screen. Use manual lens shift to center. Adjust Zoom/Focus and save in lens memory.
- Display some 2.35 content with bright edges. Zoom to fill the width of the screen. In the LENS MEMORY menu, adjust V-AREA POSITION to center the image vertically on the screen. Adjust Zoom/Focus and save in lens memory.
- If you cannot shift the image enough using V-AREA POSITION in the previous step:
- Back off slightly on the V-AREA POSITION from the limit of 63 to give you room to adjust.
- Use manual lens shift to center the image vertically.
- Display some 16:9 content and reload the 16:9 lens memory you created earlier.
- Use LENS MEMORY > V-AREA POSITION to re-center the 16:9 image. Continue with step 2 above.
As a final step you may want to set the UPPER/LOWER MASKING AREA for 2.35 and save it, this will prevent overspill when showing 2.35 content.
Based on SimonJB's response to me earlier in this thread, I attempted this last night.
I first set everything right at 16:9 using the dials. I then put in a 2.4:1 movie and attempted to adjust using just V-area position.
Unfortunately, it wouldn't shift enough.
However, I also tried what Bob suggests above... however, it doesn't seem that V-position is useful for shifting 16:9 content. The moment you begin to adjust, it starts cutting off active screen area.
So I'm back to where I was - there appears to be no way to use auto-zoom without also manually adjusting the lens. It's not a huge deal, but I think it's something people should be aware of before they buy this projector.
For what it's worth, my 4000 is mounted about 6 inches above the top of my screen. You can sort of get an idea of the layout in this picture:http://johnstewart.com/v/house/NewHa..._4663.JPG.html
So perhaps if the projector was lower, this wouldn't be an issue... but it just can't go lower without hitting people in the head (well, I'm pretty tall). I would have thought this would have been easy to achieve - I expect mine is a pretty standard setup.
Perhaps there is yet a way to do this by tilting the projector down, rather than having it point perpendicular to the screen, and then adjusting screen shape?