Can the NEC LT150 display a 4:3 S-Video source within a 16:9 screen without moving the projector? I read some comments that implied that Native Resolution puts the image at the bottom of the 4:3 DMD panel. If the Cinema Aspect Ratio and Native Resolution is selected, will a 4:3 image be projected entirely within a 16:9 screen? If this works I suppose I could use a macro to switch aspect ratios.
|Originally posted by Darian:|
So you have this 4:3 1024x768 imaging device that can not get burn in. Lets look at the applications for this thing. DVD? Heck yeah! HDTV? You better believe it! NTSC??? Hmmm what about good old NTSC?
Here is my line of reasoning.
Should I just get a 16:9 screen? I watch anamorphc DVDs and HiDef most of the time on this projector. When I actually want to watch something in good old NTSC 4:3 what should I do??? Well the scaller and deinterlacer in this thng s not perfect. It is pretty good thou. I noticed a nice little feature. When displaying something be it in RGB or video there is a selection for AUTO and NATIVE. Auto scales the image to fill up the DMD panel. Now native just puts the image SMACK DAB in the middle of the DMD. There is no scalling to this image and it maps to 640x480. It looks pretty good infact it looks pretty sharp too. If you take the native display and back it up to fill the 100" screen, you can see the screen door effect. (No need to build a slidding track!)
So if 85% of my viewing is going to be HDTV or 16:9 DVDs would I be better served with a 16:9 screen. When I want to watch 4:3 NTSC I could just flip the projector to Native. I would get a smaller but sharper 4:3 image in the middle of the DMD panel.