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Can You Get A Projector With An Internal Anamorphic Lens?

post #1 of 10
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Just wondering if they have a projector that has a 2.35 Lens built in so the a sled lens would not be required.
Not sure what you would do with 1.78 and 1.85 material in that case but most of the stuff I watch is 2.35 anyway,
so it would make more sense to me to use sleds or other devices when watching non 2.35 movies.

Just asking. smile.gif
post #2 of 10
Closest thing is the JVC/Panamorph 200 kits. Think its a VS though.
post #3 of 10
Why? I think its one of the coolest things of my HT...besides, its a conversation piece. biggrin.gif
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Originally Posted by TK Doom View Post

Why? I think its one of the coolest things of my HT...besides, its a conversation piece. biggrin.gif

Indeed. Whenever I have a new person over to my HT, the second thing they ask me is what my Panamorph lens is and what it does.

(The first question, invariably, is about the acoustic treatments on my walls. I'm not sure why.)
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Indeed. Whenever I have a new person over to my HT, the second thing they ask me is what my Panamorph lens is and what it does.

(The first question, invariably, is about the acoustic treatments on my walls. I'm not sure why.)

So what is their reaction when you tell them / show them what the Panamorph lens is all about? smile.gif
post #6 of 10
And no, there are no projectors with built in anamorphic lenses. If you look at the size of the optics, I think you will see why smile.gif

A fixed lens is what you would probably be happy with, which is designed to stay in front of the projector all the time. Panamorph makes several kits that are designed to work exactly this way (FVX200, CineVista, F480, FDC1).
post #7 of 10
DPI has a native 2.35 projector. It's a single chip DLP. Not a light cannon, but not too bad. So it doesn't need a lens. I'd rather have a (moving) lens setup than that PJ, but it exists in answer to your question. Sortof.
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Originally Posted by John Schuermann View Post

So what is their reaction when you tell them / show them what the Panamorph lens is all about? smile.gif

Puzzlement, mostly. These are not HT or techy people.
post #9 of 10
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Originally Posted by Josh Z View Post

Puzzlement, mostly. These are not HT or techy people.

Even with a demo? I have found that starting with letterbox and then going to full 2.35:1 gets the biggest "wow" reaction of any demo I do for visitors to my home. Unfortunately, this is usually followed by an inquiry as to how they can do it with their flat panel... :/

I do have a masking screen which does add to the cool factor.

If I trust anyone to explain anamorphic to someone, it's you, Josh wink.gif
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Originally Posted by GetGray View Post

DPI has a native 2.35 projector. It's a single chip DLP. Not a light cannon, but not too bad. So it doesn't need a lens. I'd rather have a (moving) lens setup than that PJ, but it exists in answer to your question. Sortof.

Thanks, it certainly looks like a movable lens will have to be the way to go then.
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