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I wasn't sure how to phrase the heading, but it pretty much somes it up. I have owned many projectors over the years and currently have a RS1 which I've been pretty happy with. In my opinion, it is still a little flat, in my opinion, when compared to the past DLP projectors I've owned (infocus 7210, benq w20000). I have owned it for about 2 years and recently moved to a house where the screening room is a little smaller than before. Long story short, I can't zoom out the JVC enough to fill my 138" 2:35 screen (about six inches too short) when watching anamorphic material. I noticed that the hc4000 had a short throw along with a great price and this peeked my interest. Has anyone seen both? If so, I would love to hear your opinions. Thanks
 

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An adapter might do it


Another member noted that he had a small room and he couldn't push his projector back any more. His solution was an anamorphic adapter placed in front of his lens to stretch the picture wider.


Best solution might be a wide-angle adapter. I don't know enough about wide- and tele- adapters, so this is where others might help.
 

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So you're saying that an anamorphic lens will actually enable me to get a larger, not just wider, picture? As I mentioned above, I have a 138" 2:35 screen and at 16:9, the picture is 110". If I do the poor man's zoom out method, I come up about 8" short of the full 138". In other words, if I use a lens, I could get the full picture?
 

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All that matters is if in 16:9 mode you can fill the height of the screen. If so, then the lens will work (an HE lens though).


In regards to your specific question, overall I would say that would be a backwords step.
 

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Thanks for the reply. I know the JVC have great blacks and contrast, but it just feels a little 2 demension to me. I wouldn't admit it until now, but I prefered the look of the Infocus and the Samsung ae710 to the look of the JVC. I guess deep down, I just prefer the DLP look. How would you think the picture of the HC4000 would compare the the older DLPs I was refering to? thanks
 

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Well there is something to be said for DLP look...I often caution those changing over to make sure they like the other techs first.
 
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