Dumb basic PJ question

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  1. Dr_Mike

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    Done a few searches on this and haven't really found an answer.

    How do widescreen projectors handle non-anamorphic sources (ie 16:9 letterbox in a 4:3 image) ? Widescreen TVs always have a 'zoom' or 'cine' mode which will expand the image to fill the screen. Do 16:9 native projectors have this facility, or do you have to use the PJ in 4:3 mode and have small image in the middle of the screen.

    BTW I'm talking about the circa £1K LCD models, as this is what I'm looking at for my planned PJ purchase (Hitachi TX100 is looking favourite at the moment)
     
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    anyone ?.....
     
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    I have a Panasonic PT-AE300 native 16:9.

    It has all the modes that a widescreen TV has, including zoom...but....

    .....it is set to wide for anamorphic, however, if I play a non-anamorphic it still displays the correct picture when left set to wide. I don't really understand it all but it works.
     
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    I have a Z2 and as above really, it has all the picture functionality of my tv, i.e zoom, cinema, full etc
     
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    Thanks guys :thumbsup:
     
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    yes projectors have the same zoom functions as t.v.'s

    mine is a 16.9 model & has 2 zoom, wide & 4.3 (black bars on sides)
     

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