Schneider Projector

In addition to its range of anamorphic lenses, Schneider Optics introduced its own single-chip, 2D DLP projector, fitted with an anamorphic lens. The trick feature here is that the motorized mechanism that moves the lens in and out of position is built into the lens case, with no need for outboard sled hardware. $23,500, including ther anamorphic lens. Available early in 2011.

Adendum: The projector did indeed look spectacularly good on a 2.35:1, 118-inch wide screen manufactured in Germany by Image, a screen manufacturer new to us. The screen gain was said to be 1.0, which was surprising as the image was very bright and punchy, even in an area with relatively poor light control.