Originally Posted by Fishysan
Oh and to add - HD is key - it may stretch non-HD just fine (probably does). Many projectors are the same way. But I've noticed for example the Panny 1000 does vertically stretch 1080 content, where as the Pearl and others don't.
The Quest continues.. and the RS1 won't either probably (my next PJ hopefully - or the Epson 1000)
The D2 will scale 1080 as well. Here is the answer to this question from another post.
Originally Posted by mlbrand
Quick question, I couldn't find this in earlier posts (but could have missed it).
Will the D2's custom scaling work with an HD signal?
This was being discussed in the 2:35 CIH forum here, as folks were wondering what scalers will allow you to vertically stretch/expand an HD signal so they can then horizontally stretch with their anamorphic lenses. It appears that many scalers won't do this, but I am thinking that the D2 will. Can Bob or someone confirm this?
The D2 and AVM-50 will do this. Use CROP INPUT = CUSTOM in the Video Source Adjust menu to set a 2.35 frame (or whatever) around the movie embedded in the 1.78 (16:9) or 1.33 (4:3) source video input. Then use SCALE OUT = ANAMORPHIC to uniformly stretch that cropped image to your chosen output horizontal x vertical resolution. The result will be that your 2.35 movie is stretched uniformly in the vertical direction to fill the output frame.
You can also shift the centering of the crop as necessary to include subtitles that happen to be displayed below the image.