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Changing 4:3 to 16:9

Discussion in 'Projectors, Screens & Video Processors' started by lostprophet, May 11, 2003.

  1. lostprophet

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    Now this may be a very silly question but I have a 4:3 projector and so watch movies in letterbox mode, I was wondering if it would be possible to mask the lcd panels to remove the black bars and essentially have a 16:9 aspect projector?

    Any halp would be appreciated!!
     
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    I made a 16:9 screen, which will do what you want in that respect, but you'll still get black bars for scope movies (2.35:1).

    Is your screen fixed or pull down? There are ways of making variable masking, so you may want to try that.

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    I just wondered if its possible to mask actually onto the panels in the projector, cutting off the black bars at the source, unless its an anamorphic image in which case I appreciate I will still get black bars, albeit much less so.
     
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    The only way to do that is inside the projector, otherwise you get a very fuzzy border. I don't know what kind of material you'd have to use, as it probably gets very hot in there.

    Try it with a piece of card in front of the lens, and see what it looks like.

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    yeah I'd discovered the fuzzy border thing already. It was internal mods that I was talking about. If anyone has tried this I'd appreciate some advice. Thanks though Gary
     

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