Originally Posted by Romans828
I apologize for my ignorance in this area. I'm trying to make the 16:9 vs 2.35 decision. I haven't bought a projector yet but will likely get a Sony. With the v-stretch and squeeze modes, do you still need the prismasonic lens? Since most movies are in 2.35, I'm trying to grasp why all the projectors are 16:9. Its hard to believe that they aren't providing an "easy" solution.
Most of them are providing an "easy" solution. It's called lens memory, but unfortunately the only projectors that can take advantage of such a technology need motorized lens control. Unfortunately this Sony model doesn't offer a motorized lens. Take a look at JVC's base model and you'll get your "easy" solution.
The squeeze mode is for use when you don't have a motorized anamorphic lens setup and need to display 1.78:1 material through an anamorphic lens. It will scale the image to get the proper geometry. The v-stretch is to scale the image 1.33x vertically so that when the image is sent through the anamorphic lens it has the correct geometry on screen.