|Our 4 minute introduction to 4K UltraWide home theater vs. 3K on a big screen TV.|
IF YOU LOVE MOVIES, then realize that almost 80% of the most popular movies are actually made in the UltraWide commercial cinema format of 2.4:1 – much wider than the 16:9 (1.78:1) aspect ratio of 4K/UHDTV and HDTV displays. So to make these movies fit they need to be squeezed down between two black letterbox bars created by turning off 25% of your display’s resolution while trapping 25% of the light and converting it to heat. And don’t think that just zooming up the image onto an UltraWide screen solves the problem. Those black bars are still there on the wall above and below the screen. That means you’re only getting 3K performance from a 4K display and only 810 lines of resolution from a 1080p/HD display.
For more than a decade Panamorph has been working directly with home theater projector manufacturers so that now every one of today’s leading models can be converted with our anamorphic lenses to the full cinema UltraWide aspect ratio of all these movies. That means over two million more pixels (over half a million more for HD projectors) are now being used in your 4K theater for higher brightness, higher definition, no unnecessary light loss, no more black bars and ultimately increasing the overall visual performance of your entire home theater investment by over 30%.
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