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Got mine a week ago. Prices have dropped to $5500. Without spending $10K on a D-ILA, I think it is the best projector out there for viewing DVD material. Great colors out of the box, screen door not visable past 6' on a 100" screen, very good blacks, and very bright. Could read a book and watch a movie if you so desired.
 

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Do you 21N owners have a 16:9 screen? If so what are you doing with the 4:3 21N to fit it to the screen?


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My 16:9 Greyhawk should arrive this week. Currently viewing on a yellowish-gold painted wall, and somehow the colors still look very good. I mostly watch DVD's so they are already displayed in widescreen format. The XP21N also has a widescreen mode that stretches the 4:3 image to a 16:9 screen if so desired. I am considering having a 4:3 pull down screen in addition to the 16:9 fixed screen for viewing 4:3 material.
 

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GET ONE! It's freakin unbelievable. I've had mine for 3 days and haven't left the couch. And my face hurts from grinning.


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I am confused about this statement:

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The XP21N also has a widescreen mode that stretches the 4:3 image to a 16:9 screen if so desired.
This can't be an optical stretch. Do you mean it zooms out the picture so the 16:9 area covers the entire screen and the remaining top/bottom areas fall off the screen? How can a 4:3 panel projector "stretch" to a 16:9 image?


Basically, I am wondering how I can do this:
  1. 4:3 image shown on a 16:9 screen
  2. 16:9 image shown on a 16:9 screen[/list=a]


    Can you do this with different modes in the projector?


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I've had the 21N for several months and it's awesome. When my panamorph arrives I'll probably have to watch it with sunglasses on http://www.avsforum.com/ubb/smile.gif !




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wow!! is this so then ????


anyone dares to do some screenshots ? that would be lovely.

try difficult movies such as UNBREKABLE, DARK CITY for instance but also great stuff such as GLADIATOR or RULES OF ENGAGEMENT


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JHouse, What screen are you using (gain etc) and how much are bulbs for this unit? How long do they last?


How is the contrast ratio on this? Do you think it looks as it is rated?


How much ambiantlight can be in the room? Dunno how much the black out curtains I will make will block out. Thanks.


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Search me on this site for some background. But it's a 1.3 gain Da-lite Da-snap fixed. I haven't checked bulb price, but I read somewhere that they were about $400, But I would expect you might pay about 75% of that. They're supposed to last 2000 hours.


Contrast is much better than an LP350. Looks just like a direct view CRT to me. It's all that I have been secretly desiring, but thinking couldn't be had. I used to rate movie production based upon how contrasty it looked on my projector. Now, I've discovered all those "dark" and "low contrast" DVD's have much greater contrast than my local state of the art stadium cinema.


My 12 year old says this projector is as bright in the daytime as the LP350 was at night. My wife's reading lamp used to seriously compromise the picture, and now it's irrelavent. It lights the room up so much you might not even need a reading lamp! We just watched Jurassic Park and That Thing You Do tonight. Just plain stunning. My son keeps pointing out details that he had never noticed before in movies he's seen numerous times on several displays(I'm doing the same thing, but without verbalizing every time). I'm totally thrilled. It's like upgrading all your DVD's at once.


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Watched "Vertical Limit" with the Sanyo XP21N and my brand new Greyhawk screen feed via a Panasonic RP91. Simply breathtaking.
 

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wow again!


can any of you do screenshots????


how does it handle difficult titles like DARK CITY ?


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Could someone that owns one of these look at the multiburst pattern from Avia and estimate how the contrast and black level changes from .5 MHz to 5 Mhz?


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Lost World, 13th Warrior and several such dark movies used to be very frustrating to watch. Now they zip. Brighter and contrastier than in the theater by far. I never got Dark City.


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Since no one answered this early, I want to ask it again. how are you running the 4:3 21N on a 16:9 screen?


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Robert
 
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