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Hi all!


I'm curious as to how everyone has their screens set up, if using an HTPC. With a 4:3 digital projector there are many different options to use a 16:9 screen, so how do you have yours aligned?


1. Using a 4:3 screen.


2. Top-aligned 16:9 screen and 4:3 Windows desktop. Windows spills off the screen and on to the wall. YxY used to shift image up.


3. Centered 16:9 screen and 4:3 Windows desktop. Windows spills off the screen and onto the wall.


4. Bottom-aligned 16:9 screen and 4:3 Windows desktop. Windows spills off the screen. YxY used to shift image down.


5. 16:9 screen and 16:9 Windows desktop. Either using DILARD to modify projector settings to take a 16:9 resolution, or increasing the front & back porch setttings to "pad" the 16:9 resolution so the projector sees 4:3.


6. 16:9 screen and anamorphic lens.


I think that covers all the cases. If there's a different layout which you use, let me know.


Cheers!


Dave.


[This message has been edited by David Panko (edited 08-19-2001).]
 

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5.5 1.78 screen and 1360x768 windows desktop. Mark Foster modified so 1.78 is top aliened (bottom of D-ILA panel) for all 1.78 resolutions. 1.33 resolutions are centered in the 1.78 screen at 1024x768.


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Soon to be #6 (come to me Panamorph!) at ~100". I do nothing except gaming (mostly racing) and DVDs for the kids when my HTPC is connected to the projector.



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Complete mix up for me... I use the zoom to have 4:3 pillarboxed and use this mode to see the windows desktop correctly position all computer gaming, audio applications and my TV usage (I could be using dScalers AR features but as I watch TV in the daytime having full panel brightness helps)...


For widescreen material I then zoom out and use YxY to top align on the panel to compensate for the image shift...


Best of all worlds for me... I am unsure how much the Pannie is going to mix this all up but if I end up with too much image shift down (and I can mount my PJ higher very easily) to still have 4:3 and Pannie shifted 16:9 on the same screen then I will probably just do everything 16:9 and live with compressed PC games and applications..


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Use YXY only to bottom align 2.35:1 material, and then mask the top for no black bars.
 

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#1 but with 16:9 content top aligned using DVDsubber.


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Impressive, Phil. You and Alan are the only two I know of using constant-height, variable-width. Not easy to do with a 4:3 projector.


Is your Windows desktop also 2.40:1?


Next you'll need a Panamorph or another ISCO to get full use of the panel!


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David,


I'm using #'s 1, 2, & 3!!! (Well, kind of...)


I've got a Stewart Horizontal ScreenWall ElectriMask. See, http://www.stewartfilm.com/engineeri...ns/hzswem.html


I still view some 4:3 material, so I wanted multiple formats. The bonus is: you get 4:3, 16:9, 1.85:1, and 2.35:1.


The only downside is the cost! (Good thing my wife doesn't know what I paid!!!)



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