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waiting for the L300U to arrive this week. do not want to go to large with this projector as i do not want to give up that much pic quality.


so the question goes like this.

do you think there would be much pic quality difference between a 2.25 format (108 x 48)

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a true 2.35 format of (113 x 48).


i could live with the slight bars that the 2.25 would produce if the pic quality would be noticably better. I suppose i could always set it up both ways to see, right?

tks
 

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It's a small size difference, you're not really going to see any quality difference. I went with about a 2.20:1 ratio, since very few DVDs are really transferred at the full 2.35-2.40:1 aspect ratio...
 

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that extra 5" of length decreases the brightness by 10%.

I think i am going to go with the 2.25 setup. tks
 

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Why not go 108 x46" and have the 2.35 aspect as well as more brightness?
 

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I second that. I've got 105 x 45. Using a dalite hi power with a table mounted projector. This setup improves brightness to such a degree that larger would be no problem. The limiting factor is source resolution. (No HD where I live.)
 

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I've got 105 x 45. Using a dalite hi power with a table mounted projector. This setup improves brightness to such a degree that larger would be no problem.
This is almost identical to the size I have been thinking about, so my question is at 2.35:1, are 1.85, 1.77, and 1.33 too small to watch?
 

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i think if viewing any other ratio on the 2.35 screen it will fill up but not out?
 

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I just reread your question and have some additional comments. The L300 uses a 16:9 panel (1.78:1). This is the raw image shape that will be displayed. The zoom range seems to be 1.2x. Basically, unless you zoom or use an HTPC approach, a 108" wide image corresponds to ~61" tall. So a 2.35 DVD will be viewed as 108x46. But a TV broadcast will be viewed as 81x61. And a 1.85 DVD will be 108x58. HDTV will be 108x61.


I think you have some experimenting to do.
 

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drmyeyes wrote:



This is almost identical to the size I have been thinking about, so my question is at 2.35:1, are 1.85, 1.77, and 1.33 too small to watch?
You've entered a sujective world. I have a basic screen shape of 102x49 and use the PJ zoom to control image size. So 1.33 format material is 65x49. 2.35 material is 102x43.5. The 1.33 format material size is fine for my viewing distance of 13'. YMMV though.
 

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ok, got projector and screen up. the 108 x 48 works well for 2.35 ration but for 1.85 it's not working out that great, the pic expands out the top and bottom. pretty much what c clark mentioned.


so at this point do i increase the screen height to 58" to optimally display the 1.85 aspect? image is already pretty darn large as it is. this would lower my center speaker to around 21".

any other options?
 
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