Here’s a feature more and more $2000 and up projectors are offering. But first, to have lens memory, you really must have a motorized lens system. It allows you to choose (for movie fanatics) to go “widescreen.” We’re all used to the 16:9 aspect ratio that is HDTV, but we all notice that in the theaters, the image is wider, not as tall. (some exceptions, but mostly made-for-tv and animation – and really, really, old movies).
With lens memory, after you set it up (easy), you press one button on the remote and the image is sized to show the largest possible wide screen image on your widescreen. That’s full width and height of the screen is filled.
Press another button and the image adjusts to 16:9 so it still fills the screen but you get what in LCD TVs is called “black bars, “ which is no content on the far left and right sides.
I’m a wide screen user, In my case I’d rather have more sq. feet of projected image when watching movies than general HDTV, or my beloved football.
Bottom line, with this JVC you have the option to go widescreen. You will find that most of this JVCs direct competitors that are not DLPs also offer lens memory, lots of zoom range, and lots of lens shift.
As to all those 4K UHD DLP projectors – sorry. There are no doubt some out there from luxury brands like SIM2, but almost certainly over $10K, maybe way over. Of the dozen 4K UHD DLPs we’ve had here in the last year. Even the $8999 LED BenQ HT9050 has a manual lens.
Want the biggest possible screen for your movie viewing, go wide screen.
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