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Actually 2 questions...


1) For viewing anamorphic DVD's, should you set the Sharp to "Stretch", "Smart Stretch", or "Cinema Zoom" to achieve full resolution?


2) I have the import Z9000, I replaced the Japanese AC power cable (2-prong) that came w/ the projector w/a generic computer cable (3-prong) that I bought from my local Radio Shack....seems to work fine so far....Is this OK to continue using (voltage ratings seem similar)?
 

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"1) For viewing anamorphic DVD's, should you set the Sharp to "Stretch", "Smart Stretch", or "Cinema Zoom" to achieve full resolution? "


Using Stretch is the better one of the three if your DVD "fills the screen" (16x9 material). However, on movies that are 2.35:1 ratio format, I prefer to use the cinemas zoom to get the a "full screen" even though it scales the picture more.


“2) I have the import Z9000, I replaced the Japanese AC power cable (2-prong) that came w/ the projector w/a generic computer cable (3-prong) that I bought from my local Radio Shack....seems to work fine so far....Is this OK to continue using (voltage ratings seem similar)?â€


I have a Sharp 9000 and I use a 3-prong plug for the extra grounding protection. I believe the power supply is dual voltage so it should not be a problem. I have had mine for over three months and its great!
 

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The only way to view an anamorphic DVD whether it is 1:85 or 2:35 use "Stretch" This will give you the proper aspect ratio. Smart stretch is for viewing 4.3 material and filling the screen at the expense of proper aspect. Moonshadow
 

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Smart Stretch is for stretching 4:3 material to fill a 16:9 screen. You would use this mode when watching Monday Night Football and wanting the 4:3 broadcast to fill your entire 16:9 screen. It's "smart" because it stretches the sides of the image more than the middle so things in the middle, like people, don't look so wide.


Cinema Zoom is for 4:3 letterboxed content (non-anamorphic) so much of the black bars on top and bottom disappear. It "zooms in" on the letterboxed image.


Stretch is for anamorphic (a.k.a. "Enhanced for 16:9 TVs") DVDs. It stretches the squeezed anamorphic image to display it as intended.
 
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