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4:3 o/p projector for W/S?

Discussion in 'Projectors, Screens & Video Processors' started by stalefish, Aug 22, 2002.

  1. stalefish

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    I have an Infocus LP435z DLP (4:3) projector on it's way to me as i type...
    i need to know what will happen when I'm viewing widescreen movies (i'd like to bulid my own widescreen format screen, can't stand a regular format huge screen!)

    Any way around this?

    TIA
     
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    assuming your DVD player is set to 16:9, then you'll get black bars top and bottom. This may not be actually black, so you might need something to catch the overspill, especially if your walls are light.
     
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    So if I cover the rest of the wall I'm screening onto in dark cloth I should be ok?
    Also Is there a way to convert the 4:3 output from my pace DTVA and PS2 to fit the format of my screen (16:9)
    i know you can get pro video scalers but they are thousands!

    Any help would be appreciated!
     
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    If you set up your Set top box as 16:9, then use your projectors zoom controls to 16:9 mode, then you might be able to project a widescreen image (depends on your projector controls)

    Then you could fill the 16:9 screen with a 16:9 TV program. Downside is that if you watch 4:3 programs, then it'll either have bars left and right, or it'll spill over the top/bottom of the screen.

    If you are lucky, you might be able to set it up so at max zoom it fills the 16:9 screen, then when 4:3 material comes on, you zoom out and the 4:3 will fit nicely in the screen.
     

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