Originally Posted by JRock3x8
I can't mount it high enough.
I'm looking into your PC option. Actually the way I want to do it is through handbrake so that it plays a 16:9 movie with the 2.35 part pushed to the top and all the black is at the bottom. That way I can play my movies through Plex and I don't have to spend hundreds on a PC.
Again, if I have a disc that I don't have time to rip I'm stuck. Seems like the UHD50 is going to be a better option for me.
I've also been giving a lot of thought to what does 3D really mean to me and the answer is almost nothing.
Remember that Keystone Correction will introduce image artifacts including jaggies. It is quite a bit of correction when the projector is tilted enough to get the black bars off the top of the screen.
For any projector which lacks the vertical lens shift or digital image shift to get the image sans black bars to the top of the screen, such as the UHD51A, it really would be nice to do it at the source. Although some disc players like the Oppo did some scaling, they did not allow simple image shifting.
I downloaded Handbrake and played with it. The Cropping function leaves an output image which cannot be larger dimensions than the cropped portion, so you cannot crop out the black bars and position the 2.4:1 remainder in the top portion of the 16:9 frame. The output file played on Plex looks exactly like the original since Plex plays the file centered within the 16:9 frame. You CAN crop only the top black bar, and when Plex plays the file in the center of the vertical height you get a black bar that is half as wide. Maybe you have enough mounting height to get it completely off the screen then, or it would reduce the tilt required and be acceptable without resorting to keystone correction. Handbrake is Open Source, so maybe they would add a "Positioning" function if you wrote them.
I am still looking at other video editors, and some offer "split screen" where you can combine two videos. Unfortunately, none seem to offer a vertical split that is adjustable or where the top video is 3/4 of the height and the bottom is only 1/4 -- that would be perfect for placing a scope movie in the top frame and a black field or logo or something in the bottom that you'd never see when zoomed out.