Scaler for anamorphic stretch?

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  1. celtic13

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    Hi Guys

    I am about to pull the trigger on a new projector - probably a sony vw10. At present i don't have the horizontal space for a cih set up but more than likely will in a year or so time.

    If I buy the projector now is there a scaler that will allow me to do a vertical stretch with anamorphic lens at a later date?

    Many thanks

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    I use a Lumagen HDQ with an Isco II with great results although you could possibly use a cheaper video processor if you only need the 2.35:1 functionality.
     
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    Many thanks MK, that Isco must be a sight to see! What pj do you use and what size is your scope screen?

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    DVDO Edge has some configurability for this, but you can't beat the Lumagen for being able to program up several different input/output configurations and profiles.
     
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    I'm using the IscoII with a Sharp 12000 MkII. The lens on the PJ is very sharp and it works very nicely with the Isco lens. Any anamorphic lens that you use will soften the picture a tad (unless it's a real high end lens), that's why I think the Sharp is just a good match for for the Isco.

    I'm not too up to date on the newer PJ's but consider a DLP PJ if it gives a slightly sharper picture, I did see the Infocus IN80 and it looked very very nice indeed.

    I've experimented with curved screens from 8' to 10' wide and am currently trying to light up a 11' wide screen with a little difficulty. More lumens needed lol!

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    My elderly Iscan HD will do what you need as well as any PJ with Letterbox (LBX) AR. Its not an uncommon feature IMO.
     
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    I just received the projector yesterday and eventually will go down the cih route. At the moment the room restricts the width but that could change!:devil:

    Many thanks
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