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Please Answer Poll: Its fun


I have seen a lot of threads on panamorph lenses. These would take my XGA .9" LCD projector and stretch it into 16:9.


Now am I to understand that the HTPC would stretch the signal from 16:9 to 4:3 this being the famous 4:3 pulldown ?


Then I get the full 1024 x 768 pixels stretched by the panamorphic lense in to a 16:9 image ?


Now why would I want to do that ?


Wouldn't make more sense to simply sell the XGA and buy a WXGA ?


The difference in price to upgrade is let us say 1500.00 the Panamorphic lense is around 1,000.00. But at best you are capturing only .75 megapixel rather than at a minimum 1 megapicel with a 1366 x 768 1.05 megapixel or .921


Which would you rather have ?
 

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I would redo your poll with the following changes:


1. I don't see a panamorph XGA listed as an option?


2. 11HT DOESN"T do 700:1. It is more like 400:1 at best.


3. 60HT has an honest revised 500:1 spec


Good luck,


-Mr. Wigggles
 

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the 70HT just announced with 2200 lumens and 1000:1 CR sounds like an interesting 16:9 option...


One thing to consider the Pannie / ISCO / etc options give you access to 1000's of presentation machines (xb31 XGA 1800:1 CR 2k lumens and a little over 3k ??) and can be re used time and time again as you stay in the presentation cheap seats... There is a Pannie for 500 USD in the classifieds and when adding Pannie + cheap presentation B stock (say LT150 at 2k or even live with the distortion and Davis at 1k) how else can you get an upgradeable super cheap 16:9 image at these prices...


1.5k for an 800x600 16:9 machine and the ability to make any further 4:3 16:9 is surely a bargain... I know that involves scounting second hand and may not be fair comparison pricing but....
 

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Why not go SXGA and a panamorph? Those wide formats seem too expensive and when watching 4:3 format many pixels are wasted. I like my ISCO II though it does introduce slight focus issues.
 
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