Originally Posted by Vern Dias
I have had my anamorphic lens for about 6 years now. I will never need to upgrade or replace it. However, I am on my third projector, not counting 4 previous CRT projectors.<br><br>
CAVX then posted "Can you share some details about your lens and maybe post a photo?"
I was reviewing this thread and only now realized I had never replied to your question.
First of all, I have to apologize, as I have recently moved and have not had time to do more than create a functional HT in our new (and much smaller) home. Repainting is on the list of things to do.
The theatre is small, 12' wide by 13' deep. The screen is 4' 6" tall by 12' wide, measured on the chord (2.65:1).
The lenses are Isco Cinema DLP lenses with a horizontal expansion ratio of 1.5:1. The each weigh a good 25 or 30 lbs.
I picked them up in a surplus outlet in Dallas around 15 years ago. I suspect they were built for Texas Instruments when they were developing their Cinema DLP line of projectors for commercial use as they have no markings on them.
I will refrain from mentioning a $ amount to avoid serious envy from anyone who had to pay a 4 figure amount for their lenses.
I use HTPC's for media players, primarily with J River software, MadVR, and LAV Filters. Projectors are JVC RS35 and RS57.
Aspect ratio presets include 1.77:1, 1.85:1, 2.00:1, 2.20:1, 2.40:1, 2.55:1 and 2.65:1.
I particularly enjoy 3D BD movies and wish that they had not fallen out of favor with the studios.
Again,sorry for the late reply. Better late then never, I Guess