Generic 4:3 to 16:9 conversion lens for video projector
Category: Computers > Hardware
Asked by: exxos77-ga
List Price: $5.00
29 Apr 2003 04:41 PDT
Expires: 29 May 2003 04:41 PDT
Question ID: 196962
I bought a video-projector with a 800x600 native 4:3 resolution, so when I do 16:9 on it, the resolution is reduced to 800x450. I was wondering if there was add-on lenses that could "compress" the picture to get a 16:9 aspect-ratio and keep my 800x600 resolution at the same time. My projector is an Infocus X1, and I doubt add-on lenses exist for this particular model, so a generic one that "stands" in front of the projector is what I had in mind.
Re: Generic 4:3 to 16:9 conversion lens for video projector
Answered By: alexander-ga on 29 Apr 2003 20:29 PDT
Yes, such lenses do exist, but one will set you back at least $500, with some models costing $1,000 or more. The three big names are: ISCO "16:9 Video Attachment" Widens image horizontally, so the projected image will be wider than you have now. http://www.iscooptic.de/english/products/video169.php Panamorph Squeezes image vertically, so the projected image will be the same size as a letterbox presentation currently is, but with higher resolution. http://www.bigscreendirect.com/PSOSeries.htm Prismasonic A relative newcome to the market. More affordable than the other two, but may be less optically "perfect". With optics, you frequently get what you pay for. They have models that both stretch and squeeze. http://www.prismasonic.com The premier source for information about almost anything related to home theater are the AV Science forums, at: http://www.avsforum.com Searching there for any of these brand names, or the term "anamorphic lens" will return a plethora of useful discussions about these lenses and their use.
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