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Hey there,


I've been trying to figure this out for so long it's not even funny. Hopefully someone here can help



Is there any 1080p PJs out there, under $2k, that can easily zoom the black bars off-screen for 2.35 without requiring a lens shift? I was heavily focused on the HC4900 due to being the only PJ out there in this price range with power lens-shift but then Laserfan mentioned that Mits PJ's don't even require a shift. Got me thinking maybe there are others that do this?


Does anyone here know of a slick, easy zoom setup they are using for 2.35:1? Standing on a chair to adjust a manual shift would get old pretty quickly and be rather embarassing if company was over. I'll be using the PJ for 16:9 and 2.35 almost 50/50 so switching between the two regularly is my hurdle.


I could just go with the HC4900 but there have been numerous reports of filter/hardware issues that I'd like to avoid, if possible. Wasn't going to be a deal breaker but once the rebate went away it got me thinking of other options.


PS: I've weighed the options for lens vs zoom and decided that zooming fits with my budget/needs better.
 

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Some new Optomas change 2.35 and 16x9 to 2.01 so you can have a constant sceen height.


I am not sure if the 1080p model does though. The nice thing is that a 1080p 2.35 movie is not really 1080p. Much of that is black bars. If you zoom and streatch it slightly to fit on to a 2.01 screen you get to use more pixels, but purists hate that.
 

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Purists would use a lense...even then, IMO, the picture could not possibly be as perfect as without a lense and without zooming.
 

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Originally Posted by elmalloc /forum/post/14186067


Purists would use a lense...even then, IMO, the picture could not possibly be as perfect as without a lense and without zooming.

I'm hardly a purist, lol. My goal is to get theater-style immersion. Loosing some pixels, light, resolution, etc... is all secondary to me. I can understand how some people might think this is crazy but my thinking is the image will still look great (if not AS great as it could be I suppose) and I'll get the size and ratio I want within my budget.
 

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Originally Posted by Logic_BomB /forum/post/14189098


I'm hardly a purist, lol. My goal is to get theater-style immersion. Loosing some pixels, light, resolution, etc... is all secondary to me. I can understand how some people might think this is crazy but my thinking is the image will still look great (if not AS great as it could be I suppose) and I'll get the size and ratio I want within my budget.

I am not sure if the Optoma HD80 (which is over $2000) has the constant image size setting like the HD65 (which is only 720p). Like I said, it makes everything 2:1 which is still very wide.
 
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