Originally Posted by Shawn Kelly
Today's projectors with anamorphic modes include two modes - one for showing 2.4:1 movies and one for showing 16:9 content fully visible and properly formatted. However, using the 2.4:1 mode or turning them off gives you more options for watching 16:9 per your own preference. It is not automatic but it does happen instantaneously when you change the mode.
Anamorphic Mode 1 = "Anamorphic A" for JVC and "V-Stretch" for Sony
Anamorphic Mode 2 = "Anamorphic B" for JVC and "Squeeze" for Sony
Here's what the options look like ...
I do not fully understand the anamorphic world but I am always looking for improvements if possible.
In the future I will be replacing my Marantz 15-S1 1080P projector with a 4K projector and have noticed language like the following:
Cinematic Wide 2.4:1 Anamorphic Format
Available at local BenQ dealers, the optional Panamorph Paladin anamorphic lens delivers the immersive 2.4:1 aspect ratio of commercial cinemas without letterboxing, delivering 2 million more pixels for increased brightness and detail to recreate full cinema experiences right at home.
*Select “Anamorphic 2.35:1” or “Anamorphic 16:9” in menu with anamorphic lens.
Currently I have a 110" Stewart Firehawk Screen in a 16 x 9 format as my main use is for HD sports and movies are secondary.
I DO NOT like black bars when I watch some movies so I use V-Stretch in the projector to fill the screen but it is not perfect geometry but I prefer that over black bars.
In order to solve the "movie issue" correctly could I use a modern day projector with these new Anamorphic modes along with an Anamorphic lens to fill my existing 16 x 9 screen or does this require a new screen 2.35 or 2.40 in order to work.
My priority is to be able to watch 16x9 HD sports in perfect geomtery and filling the whole screen first and fore most. But if I would also be able to watch movies with perfect geometry and filling the whole screen as well then that would be an improvement.
If a new sized screen is required it is a big decision as I would have probably replace my wall mounted speakers and use inwalls with a new acoustically transparent screen in order to get the largest screen possible.
Look forward to any comment you have which would help me out and perhaps understand the Anamorphic world better.
Thanks in advanced.