Originally Posted by white59rt
For what its worth I called NCIX today and they will not ship this to the US from Canada.
Blame Canada! But seriously, sorry to hear that. Usually it's the other way around, us Canadians always get screwed, so much for "free trade", we pay ~20-40% more for electronics even when it's made here! (Paradigm, I think Klipsch back in the day). And warranties, forget it. I tried ordering stuff from Amazon US and it always seems like exactly what I want is not shippable here.
I also hope the reviews come in before the ship date, so I can cancel if it's terrible. But I doubt it, I ordered it based on the stuff I read so far, so I'm not too worried.
FYI / From what I understand about playing Anamorphic, either you do the fiddling manually each time your source material changes from 16:9 to 2:40:1, and retract the lens to maintain maximum brightness, or you just zoom out more to get more screen real estate and you don't even need a special projector setting for that.
Perhaps on one of the digital outputs of my videocard, I can change the aspect ratio in some driver settings to squeeze 16:9 width-wise, so that the projector + lens stretches it back out to 16:9, so I'll have constant heigh that way, and no loss of brightness. Does anyone running HTPC in this forum know what software can accomplish this? I'll have to do some searches...