I have had a Panamorph FV200 for about 8 months and here are my feelings. My Projector is an LG181d which is bright. I have 3 rows of seating. The screen is 139" wide Dalite Highpower. The projector is mounted in a bar 26' from the screen and slightly above the rear row. The back 2 rows are each on risers. The first thing I noticed when I installed the lens was the brightness increase. The image was bright before but I got a bigger boost than I expected. Some may say it is too bright but I love it. The only time it is an issue is when going from really dark to bright. It takes a second to adjust. My image has about 1/4 inch barrel distortion which is invisible when slightly zoomed on the border. I have the projector mounted in the bar with the lens. I cant get to it unless I remove a cover so I leave it in place and scale for 16x9, which looks great. The image is slightly softer with the lens but overall I like it better. The biggest improvement seems to be standard dvd. I don't know why but the lens helps dvd images greatly. I like having no light spillover also. If I didn't have a lens Iknowing what I know now i would be one again.
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6/12/12 at 3:23am