Originally Posted by ckgolf
What kind of improvement in brightness can I expect for a RS2000 with the DCR? 130" wide 2.35 Seymour XD 17' throw.
I've seen 38%. What is the real world improvement from best case scenario without the lens?
Since screen is 2.35, does it make sence to zoom to fill the hight with 2.40 image and mask the 1" on each side, then i can leave the lens in place for 16x9?
Craig confirmed the real-world improvement of around 38%.
I've previously checked with Shawn Kelly of Panamorph, who indicated that you can tweak the adjustment when installing the DCR lens to fill a 2.35:1 screen, so you're good there.
For 16:9 content, with the lens in place, the RS1000/2000/3000 do not have the proper Anamorphic mode to properly display this content uncropped, with the original aspect ratio. Your choice is a small 6% 'squeeze', a 25% or so 'stretch', or cropping the top and bottom 10% of the 16:9 content to completely fill the 2.35:1 screen. This should be fixable, but thus far JVC has not indicated any plan to do this via firmware update.
The other alternatives are to physically remove the lens for 16:9 content, either manually (or using a CineSlide or similar device to do it automatically), or to get a Lumagen Radiance Pro to handle the anamorphic scaling (as well as get some other benefits).
And 3D content is also not handled properly with current JVC anamorphic modes, unfortunately, with the same work-arounds as with 16:9 content above.
Going with the standard Paladin lens would avoid these limitations, but limit you to about a 30% increase in brightness, and require a longer throw distance (1.6 x screen width vs 1.4 x with the DCR).