Originally Posted by coolrda
You adjust the lens swivel up and down until there is an equal amount of pincushion at the top and bottom. In your case there should be about 3/4" at top and bottom.
Thanks for the tip. That works quite well for the scope material. I've zoomed out so the worst distortion is off the screen. Watched "The Fighter" last night and never noticed any distortion.
I can't say the same for 16:9 material. Mostly, I watch movies (which seem fine) and sports on DirecTV. The sports channels are quite disappointing. I definitely can see the loss in horizontal resolution and the curved lines and screen tickers are quite annoying. There is no way I will be able to stand this over the long term.
I think that I'm going to add a sled to my setup and move the lens out of the way for 16:9. The bracket that came with the lens supports both a manual and motorized sled. That should give me a reasonable setup with scope material through the lens and 16:9 without any distortion.
My only other option would be to scrap the JVC and lens and get a Panasonic projector setup for zoom. Obviously a lot cheaper, but also smaller an less obtrusive in my room. The JVC with lens is huge.
A curved screen is not an option (unless I can get my installer to pay for it)... As it is, the screen I have is the most expensive part of the setup. It is a Stewart with motorized masking and microperf material. The speakers (Triad silvers) are installed behind the screen in wall. They sound terrific.
Any thoughts on the lens vs zoom option (given my 1.86 TR)?