Originally Posted by dj7675
I have a UH380 lens and am in the market for a new receiver. I am trying to find out if any of the newer models like the onkyo 818 or any of the new pioneer elite's have the necessary scaling for a lens setup. I would like to simplify my setup a bit and having the receiver do the scaling would help a lot.
You bring up an excellent point dj7675. There are many other devices that can handle the anamorphic scaling modes if your projector doesn't have that capability. This is one topic that can really help us manufacturers out in offering other solutions. I know that Oppo has a solution for the vertical stretch mode. The BDP-103 and BDP-105 both have this mode. I believe that their older models couldn't do the vertical stretch with JAVA encoded discs. I will have to do some research on that.
Here's a list of components that i know of that have the vertical stretch and horizontal squeeze modes.
Vertical stretch and horizontal squeeze
- Lumagen's RadianceMini-3D, RadianceXS-3D and RadianceXE-3D
- DVDO's iScan Duo and EDGE Green
Vertical stretch only
Denon AVR-4310CI and AVR4810CI (Don't know about the new AVR-4520CI)
Oppo BDP-103 and BDP 105
I am not sure about the Onkyo receiver you mentioned. From the picture it doesn't look like the 4:3 mode is the vertical stretch mode. In fact, most of the time the 4:3 mode (horizontal squeeze) is for watching 16:9 with an anamorphic lens in place. I will see what I can find out about the Onkyo and Pioneer receivers.
If anyone knows of any other options please post the specifics. This information is valuable to those who don't have a projector compatible with an anamorphic lens and having a list on the forum is very helpful.