Depending on your mounting location in relation to your screen, manual zoom may not be an option. In my current setup, the 2.35:1 portion of the screen shifts down as it zooms and focus also softens. This is why power/memory zoom/focus/shift all need to be there to guarantee a seamless transition from one preset to another.I use the manual zoom all the time to change from 2.35 to 16:9. It’s not that hard.
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yes I'm aware I have to tilt the PJ up everytime I go to 2.35 - it's rather annoying.Depending on your mounting location in relation to your screen, manual zoom may not be an option. In my current setup, the 2.35:1 portion of the screen shifts down as it zooms and focus also softens. This is why power/memory zoom/focus/shift all need to be there to guarantee a seamless transition from one preset to another.
Right now, the most cost-effective 4k-ish projector with full-featured power/memory zoom/focus/shift is the Epson HC 4000, which is basically an HC 5040ub without dynamic iris. This is the route I plan on going in the next month or two when I go 2.35:1 and upgrade projector.
Agree with the above, the JVC is the way to go.So only JVC/Epson are my options ?
I already have the 2.35:1 screen installed ( 128", 54" high, at around 12" from the ceiling). The projector will be at 19' from the screen, mount on the ceiling.
I hear the Optoma UHD65 does project 2.35:1. I am just trying to see what's the best route. I don't want to go Epson route as is more expensive than the Optoma UHD50/1 and is not 4k.
Alright! I did run some tests here what I getAgree with the above, the JVC is the way to go.
You can use webprojectorcalculator.com as it has the correct Lens Memory placement restrictions automatically calculated for lens shift positioning settings when you use the ZOOM method for 2.35 and 16:9. Change the Aspect Ratio to 2.35 (Lens Memory), and then look at the details tab to see your placement options.
Hence, you have to be careful where you mount the projector as a 2.35 screen placement using Lens Memory is more restrictive. The restriction is you cannot mount it TOO FAR above the height of the 16:9 image that fits inside the 2.35 screen, and all that within the lens shift limitations of a given projector.
The Epson has a bit more lens shift, but the JVC is the better projector.
Thanks for the update...If I change the mount pole to 1" I get the same data. I might have a little leg work to do, my the screen top is I think at 1' 2" from the ceiling, will re-measure soon and if that is true the only thing I can change to raise the screen ? Raising/lowering the mount pole lenght doesn't seem to change anything
there is a newer Optoma UHD50 and is cheaper, less lumensI use an Epson 3010. Manually adjust my zoom level anytime I want to watch a 2:35/2.40 film. My projector sits on a stand. The projector is placed 32' back, and places the image on the screen which is 88" tall, 210" wide. The stand pivots so I can compensate for not having lens shift.
So far, I have been keeping an eye on the UHD60 as it fits what i am looking for. 4K, 3000lms, HDR.
So if I display 126" wide (the screen width) I get the image height of 71" in a 16:9 ratio. So that would cut 8.5" top and bottom. Manual zoom in/out could be a option but I'd get tired of that soon. enoughbla bla bla...
just adjust for optimum 2.35:1 picture and leave it at that. even 16:9 movies look splendid on 2.35:1 setup. yes, you will miss some of the picture, but the overall effect will be more than worth it.
and yes - no projector does native 2.35:1. for that you will need (expensive) lenses which slide in front of the projector lenses.
my 2 plebian cents