Originally Posted by Pain Infliction
The cost is one aspect and I just found out that a video processor will do the 2.35 aspect ratio on any incoming video source. So I can have all video at2.35 without having to adjust anything or move a lens.
Valid points.Here's what I used
. Its very popular amongst lots of AL users because of the low cost and ease of use.
I just measured it out and stuck the prisms between two pieces of board with double-sided tape. My PJ is on a table, not mounted, so its easy for me to plunk the lens in front of the PJ without any special mounts.
I never move my lens since my PJ has settings for 16:9 and 2.35:1 AR.
I looked at video processors but they always involve some sort of zooming and I don't like that.
With an AL, the panel doesn't have to work to block out the lamp light to display the black bars. Approximately 33% of the light output is lost in the black bars.
The Radiance is basically not used when a 2.35 image is displayed, the PJ is simply zoomed in to fill the screen (at least that's what I understood after reading the link).
I would advise you to spend $135 to get the prisms (even if you have a VP) and see how you like it. Its not a lot compared to the cost of a VP.
Also, here's a link to a DIY AL
. The guy did a great DIY job, very professional. I never got to that level of DIY but it just makes for great reading.