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I am thinking of buying the Panny PT-AX100U projector and using a CIH screen. I know to get the best performance, I'll need an Anamorphic lens, but my question is, will I need a seperate scaler, or will the projector do the required scaling? Has anyone else used this projector for a 2:35:1 screen? I'd be interested to hear about their results. Thanks everyone!
 

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The AX100 has the vertical stretch needed to do CIH, so an external scaler is not required if you don't wish to purchase one. They're expensive, I know. lol


I've used the AX100 in a CIH setup with great results, as I've been reviewing a number of various projectors. Might check out the thread titled PT-AE1000U CIH? listed here in this forum.
 

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Does the AX100 do the horizontal squeeze required to show 16:9 material while leaving the lens in place?
 

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Originally Posted by johnson_sb /forum/post/0


Does the AX100 do the horizontal squeeze required to show 16:9 material while leaving the lens in place?

No. This is the reason I have a lens with pass-through in front of my AX100.


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Jeff
 

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To accomplish the horizontal squeeze for 16:9 material why couldn't you set it to a 4:3 aspect and let the lens stretch it back to 16:9?
 

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Over HDMI I do not believe that you can force the projector into 4:3 mode since it is a 16:9 projector. I will check this out tonight. I will also check out the other inputs and HD vs non HD material tonight. Additionally if this method works you are losing tons of resolution when watching 16:9 and 4:3 material.


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Did you take the plunge? I'm trying to decide before the current promotion on the Panny runs out at the end of the month. What lens were you considering? I am thinking about going with the new Prismasonic 1500 manual. Seems that finally they have finally resolved the issues of CA, sharpness, pincushioning, etc. with that lens. I wouldn't want to make the investment in a CIH setup and be stuck viewing a less than stellar image. Also, what screen did you go with for the Panny?


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I will run this setup when I receive my ordered FE1500M lens, I am projecting onto a DIY screen 1 x 2.37 meter painted with Screen Goo in Digital Grey with good result, and my PT-AX100 is about 5 meter from the screen.

I can also confirm that you can't choose 4:3 over HDMI, works fine with component.
 
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