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Have anybody tried something like this http://www.cellarcinemas.com/cgi-bin/store/p752.html on their CRT? Is it possible to use them?


The gain in lightoutput would be sorely needed by our pj's, or it can be traded for longer tubelife with a reduction of the contrastsetting. And you can kiss 16:9 burn goodbye since you'd be running the pj in it's native 4:3 mode. You would need three of them, and I do not have the $ to try. They are pretty pricy even at this discountprice http://htheater.presoinc.com/P752.htm.


BTW. Have you guys seen this thread? http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showt...hreadid=216841 one thing is sure, I'm gonna try a G550 on my HTPC, as an old computergeek, I have always known that Matrox produces the best PQ. Notice that the 9700 is WAY down on the list. The GC is every bit as important as the PJ, crap in = crap out.


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Nobody uses panamorph lenses with a CRT, for the reason you note: the lenses are just too expensive. There's also an issue I believe with getting a panamorph lens that large and not having massive distortion near the edges. Our CRTs have these massive lenses because the image is distorted a little on the edges, plus the CRTs are just huge (compared to a tiny LCD or DLP panel).


This question pops up every now and again, you can dig back through the archives if you want. The experts have already weighed in on this one (and indicated its not practical and not worth it, even though it may prevent 16:9 burn, or provide a little bit more light output).
 
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