Projector Compatibility and Theater Design Guidance

  1. Projector throw distance to screen should be at least 1.6 times the width of the 2.4:1 screen and within recommended lens throw distance (see Setup Calculator). 
  2. Phoenix model is only recommended for projectors with Electronic Convergence Correction (ECC). However, if throw distance is above 2.2 times the width of the 2.4:1 screen the miscovergence is difficult to see. ECC is not required for Paladin.
  3. Screens should ideally have a standard black border of at least 40mm to make up for lens setup and UltraWide movie format variations. Curved screens are generally not recommended.
  4. Projector Mode Names refer to aspect ratio or format modes of each projector brand that correspond to Panamorph projector modes described in the Panamorph Demo Theater. The two anamorphic lens modes (and an “off” or “stretch” mode) should ultimately be programmed by your custom home theater installer into a button on a universal remote controller to cycle between the three modes for any content.

International versions of the projector models shown below are not always listed.

Logo_SonyRecommended
Lens Model
Recommended Fixed Lens Attachment
Kit
Projector Panamorph
Mode Names

 

Sony 4kVPL-VW (4K) series*

All models from 2014 through 2017

Paladin Pic Small

 

 

Paladin

(Phoenix is also a very good option for all Sony VPL series projectors) 

XM2

The XM2 plate holes line up with Sony projector ceiling mount holes.

UltraWide Mode
 “V-Stretch”


TV / 16:9 Mode
 “Squeeze”


Phoenix ECC
“Panel Alignment”

 

* NOTE: Sony 4K projectors (other than VPL-VW5000ES and VPL-VW885ES) do not provide anamorphic modes for native 4K inputs (only HD inputs). A Lumagen Radiance Pro processor, Kaleidescape server or Oppo UHD player is required to provide Panamorph modes for full 4K inputs.

vpl-vw5000esVPL-VW5000ES XMU-S

Lens is separately ceiling mounted in front of the VPL-VW5000ES due to the large projector size. Option: use XM2 and sandwich between projector and mount

 

PrintRecommended
Lens Model
Recommended Attachment
Kit
Projector Panamorph
Mode Names

e-vision-8000-3insight-laser-4k-1multiple projector models

All models from 2014 through 2017

Paladin Pic Small

Paladin

Projector prime lens must be used at 1.6:1 throw ratio or higher. Beam spot must also be no larger than 72mm wide x 46mm high where it enters the lens.

XMU

All projector models under 20 Kg / 45 lbs.

 

XMU-S

All projector models over 20 Kg / 45 lbs. Option: use XM2 and sandwich between projector and mount

UltraWide Mode
 “TheaterScope”

TV / 16:9 Mode
 “4:3 Narrow”

 

Logo_JVCRecommended
Lens Model
Recommended Attachment
Kit
Projector Panamorph
Mode Names
referenceseries

Reference Series

All models from 2014 through 2017

Paladin Pic Small

Paladin

OR

Phoenix_iso

Phoenix

XM2

These JVC projectors have integrated Panamorph mounting holes for the XM2 kit.

UltraWide Mode
 “Anamorphic A”

 

TV / 16:9 Mode
 “Anamorphic B”

 

Phoenix ECC
“Pixel Adjust”

procision-4ke

Procision Series

All models from 2014 through 2017

4500RS4500, DLA-Z1

Paladin Pic Small

Paladin

 

EpsonPageLogoRecommended
Lens Model
Recommended Attachment
Kit

Projector Panamorph
Mode Names

Epson-Projector-HomePagePro Cinema
6020UB, 6030UB

Paladin Pic Small
Paladin

OR

Phoenix_iso

Phoenix 

XM2

These Epson projectors have integrated Panamorph mounting holes for the XM2 kit.

UltraWide Mode
 “Anamorphic Wide”

 

TV / 16:9 Mode
 “Horizontal Squeeze”

 

Phoenix ECC
“Panel Alignment”

Epson 6040Pro Cinema
6040UB
Epson LS10500Pro Cinema
LS9600, LS10000, LS10500

 

Benq-logoRecommended
Lens Model
Recommended Attachment
Kit

Projector Panamorph
Mode Names

w11000

W11000, X12000

(all 4K home theater projector models)

Paladin Pic Small

Paladin

XM2
(modified)

When ordering, specify “W11000/X12000” in the order notes. An XM2 kit will be modified to fit the integrated Panamorph holes in the projector.

UltraWide Mode
“Anamorphic 2.35:1”

TV / 16:9 Mode
 “Anamorphic 16:9”

 

sim2-logoRecommended
Lens Model
Recommended Attachment
Kit
Projector Panamorph
Mode Names

c3xlumis-b-34front-1

multiple projector models

All models from 2014 through 2017

Paladin Pic Small

Paladin

Projector prime lens must be used at 1.6:1 throw ratio or higher. Beam spot must also be no larger than 72mm wide x 46mm high where it enters the lens.

XMU

All projector models under 20 Kg / 45 lbs.

 

XMU-S

All projector models over 20 Kg / 45 lbs.

UltraWide Mode
 “LetterBox”

TV / 16:9 Mode
 “4:3”