Originally Posted by rhed
What does the NLS feature really do? Is this on the mini 3D?
It allows you to stretch out, or stretch and crop a 1.78/85 image to 2.35/40. You first setup your projector to fill a scope screen horizontally which will give you a well framed scope image, but 1.78/85 will shoot off the top/bottom of the screen onto your screen wall. In order to get your 1.78 image framed right at this point without having to re-zoom the projector, you setup a shrink option which scales the image down to fit the 1.78 image inside the 2.35 screen (black bars on the sides). At this point you can then NLS the image to fill the 2.35 screen by stretching, or stretching and cropping (you could just crop it as well, but this would not require setting up the NLS feature).
This is not just a feature with the Mini as quite a few VPs can do the NLS from my reading. The Mini does allow lots of options for both the stretching and cropping to tailor things however you think looks best. The downside to all this is you are loosing resolution and altering the original geometry, so it is a trade off and only you can determine if it is worth it. For me it is worth it for some things like 3d 1.78, games, menus and extras (which I never really watch anyway). For 2d blu ray I still much prefer to keep OAR intact AND get the full resolution by zooming my projector down which is extremely easy if you have a motorized lens and even easier if you have lens memory.
Here is a video by forum member BrolicBeast that shows NLS in action........
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jwF7nYe-YzMEdited by Toe - 1/17/13 at 9:15am