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Projection Screen Tip #2

Make sure that the screen is the correct aspect ratio for the most commonly used projection device. For instance, a video projector should be in 4:3 or 16:9 modes, depending on its native aspect ratio. The screen should match the aspect ratio that is used most often. This will allow the entire screen-viewing area to be filled by the projected image.

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need step by step instructions to set-up memory lens function for PT AE3000 projector so as to be able to switch between 16.9 and 2.35:1 formats


LENS MEMORY means that

You can save and name the adjusted ZOOM/FOCUS,

H-AREA POSITION and V-AREA POSITION there is just 4 adjustment settings in

memory excluding ASPECT RATIO the aspect ratio depend on signal but you can change manually when needed.

possible ASPECT RATIO and SIGNALS


If VIDEO or S-VIDEO then

ASPECT RATIO

4:3 \ 16:9 \ 14:9 \ ZOOM1 \

ZOOM2 \ JUST
AUTO
\ 4:3 \ 16:9 \ JUST \ ZOOM

you can switch in between


If COMPUTER then

4:3 \ 16:9

4:3 \ 16:9

VGA or SVGA signals

Not switchable with
WIDE480/600/720/768/768-2/800/900 signals

If HDMI then

4:3 \ 16:9

16:9 \ H - FIT \ V - FIT \ ZOOM

1 125 (1 080)/50i, 1 125 (1 080)/60i,

1 125 (1 080)/50p, 1 125 (1 080)/60p,

1 125 (1 080)/24p, 750 (720)/50p and

750 (720)/60p signals

4:3 \ 16:9 \ JUST \ ZOOM
525p (480p) and 625p (576p) signals


If COMPONENT(YPBPR) then

4:3 \ 16:9 \ 14:9 \ JUST \ ZOOM1

\ ZOOM2

625i (576i), 625p (576p)

AUTO \ 4:3 \ 16:9 \ JUST \ ZOOM

525i (480i), 525p (480p)

16:9 \ H - FIT \ V - FIT

1 125 (1 080)/50i, 1 125 (1 080)/60i,

1 125 (1 080)/50p, 1 125 (1 080)/60p,

1 125 (1 080)/24p, 750 (720)/50p,
750 (720)/60p signals

these are all type of signals and there possible aspect ratios

Feb 06, 2011 | Panasonic PT-AE3000U LCD Projector

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I can't change the aspect ratio on my 1080 UB. It's locked in the "normal" view? How can I override this?


hi,
first of all check the video setting of ur DVD player or satellite receiver which ur connected to the projector. in its video setting select output video format aspect ratio as 16:9. the projecter will output the format what it get in its input.
u can elect the aspect ratio in the projector remote just press the ASPECT button to select different format
ok

Dec 31, 2010 | Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 1080 UB LCD...

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Thinking about purchasing the Shift3 Lightblast Entertainment Projector. I know that this system can project video games and movies but can it also project TV programs such as football, basketball games, etc as well? I have a Samsung 22' LCD flat screen TV I will be using.. Thank-you.


Perhaps you meant can it project sports *well*. Of course it can display any standard signal. If it can display TV and video games, it can display sports. However, the resolution and aspect ratio of the device is standard definition. So it is 4:3 and equivalent to VHS tape. If you have an HDTV at home and are expecting to be able to see the small print on the score graphics, forget it. But for the price, it does a great job of projecting a picture.

Sep 13, 2010 | Televison & Video

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Presentation mode is off...


I'm going to guess that you have a wide screen Dell laptop with a 16:10 aspect ratio and a default resolution of 1280X800. The wide screen is great BUT most presentation grade projectors do not have a native (pixel for pixel) 16:10 mode. Instead they still prefer a display input with a 4:3 aspect ratio like your old square CRT or standard definition TV. Why do they prefer a 4:3 input? Mainly because Powerpoint prefers to display a slideshow in a 4:3 mode. Because of this Dell, in their infinite wisdom, created the 'presentation mode' utility in an attempt to automatically convert the VGA output of your laptop from 16:10 to 4:3 on the fly. In my experience this is an annoyance at best and at worst can seriously impact the size and quality of the projected image.

The best thing you can do when you connect to a projector is ignore the presentation mode alert and manually set your laptop's resolution to 1024X768 for an XGA rated projector or 800X600 for an SVGA rated projector. This will cause your desktop to look stretched on your laptop but will give you by far the best projection image.

Jan 16, 2008 | Panasonic PT LC75U Multimedia Projector

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aspect ratio problem


The unit is on 16:9 because you use a video ( composite ) input.

Go into your Menu and where you see Aspect Ratio 16:9 press the right arrow key to switch it over to 4:3

Jun 10, 2007 | BenQ MP610 Multimedia Projector

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