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Anyone used an Epson 7600? How does 5:4 compatibility work?

Discussion in 'Projectors, Screens & Video Processors' started by Kane D Williams, Feb 25, 2002.

  1. Kane D Williams

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    Hi there

    Anyone used the Epson 7600 for HT? Is it any good? The specs say it has 4:3, 16:9 and 5:4 aspect ratio options, when would the 5:4 come into play, is it to do with using more of the panel resolution for widescreen material?

    Cheers Kane
     
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    If I recal this projector was native XGA 1024x768 which is a 4x3 format. I wasn't very bright (less than 1000 ansi lumens) and was designed for presentation.

    4x3, 16x9 and 5x4 are all picture shape ratios.

    First number is the width second is the height. 5x4 is used for workstation type resoloutions ie 1280x1024 or 1600x1200.
     
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    Hi Roland

    You seem to speak in the past tense, but the projector is a current model. It is quoted to be 2200 ANSI Lumens and got a 400:1 contrast ratio. It is HD compatible and has DVI input.

    I understand about aspect ratios, I was just wondering if 5:4 had any benefit for HT users, if say they are using an HTPC or external scaler with selectable output resolutions?

    Cheers Kane

    PS. I know you are a CRT guy, but do you have any experience with the Hitachi SX5500 or Epson EMP TW100?
     

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