|Originally Posted by Jim Parys|
Ok so the extra resolution for a DVD is not really extra resolution its scaled so to speak to fit the whole screen. An obvious benifit is the lack of projected black light above and below the picture which I can't stand. But is not "real" resolution its just more pixels being used - right.
for 1080i sources such as DVHS there is actually more source resolution so you get more actual detail right? How about if your projector is a 720p machine though?
|1. Is it actual additional resolution or just same resolution spread on more pixels? Meaning will you actually see more picture detail with one of these configurations?|
|You are just spreading out the pixels to cover the entire panel... you cannot magically create more resolution when it isn't there to begin with.|
|Originally Posted by Mark J. Foster|
Projector resolution, source quality, and personal preferences all are significant factors in determining your "best" seating preference. Personally, I'm going through an interesting experiment: the seating distance with my new screen will be just 1.1 screen widths for 2.35:1!!!
|Originally Posted by acksnay|
I've got the new HT down to stud and it's accessible enough to test this stuff out. I'll throw up the SP7210 / 120" 2.35 Firehawk / H1200M jury-rigged and I'll see for myself this weekend ...
|Let's say I've got a CIH setup.|
|There's a 10 foot wide 2.35ar screen. I'm watching 16:9 HDTV so I've got my masking on and all I can see is 7.5 feet of 720p content. I'm sitting back 4/3rds the screen width which puts me 10 feet from my 16:9 image.|
Now it's DVD time. The mask retracts to reveal the full 10 foot 'scope. I'm still sitting 4/3rds back but now it's only 1 screen width away from the 21:9 image.