Dumb Question - Anamorphic on FP?

Discussion in 'Displays' started by alan halvorson, May 29, 2003.

  1. alan halvorson

    alan halvorson Cinematographer

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    This may seem like a dumb question to many, but as I've never owned a digital projector, I've never bothered to find out. For some reason, the question now bugs me. How does a digital projector (LCD, DLP, D-ILA) handle anamorphically encoded dvds? I know that there's a special lens that can be used with a D-ILA - can it also be used with other digital projectors?
     
  2. Kevin P

    Kevin P Screenwriter

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    If it's a 4:3 projector, it probably has a 16:9 mode that either squeezes or scales the image to fit the panel. If the panel is of a high enough resolution, no actual pixel information is lost, it just "acts" like a 16:9 panel (the excess pixels on top and bottom aren't used). Alternatively, you could use an anamorphic lens.,

    Many LCD units, and some newer DLPs (those that use the Mustang HD2 chip) are native 16:9 panels, so they display anamorphic DVDs as native, with no scaling other than to match the resolution of the panel.

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