To have lens memory, the projector must have a motorized lens system which many home theater projectors still lack. With just a push of a button, you can quickly change between different aspect ratios like 16:9 and 2.35:1 by making pre-saved changes to the zoom and shift settings.
This is a useful feature if you have a self-masking projection screen. You can also use the Lens Memory to switch aspect ratios on a fixed 2.35:1 aspect projection screen but when viewing 16:9 material, you will see “black bars” on the left and right sides.
The DLA-RS3000 is also compatible with commercially available anamorphic lenses and ultra-wide format screens for an immersive movie theater experience. It also features a new scaling mode that is optimized for the full native 4,096 x 2,160 (17 x 9) resolution of the D-ILA device.
With lens memory, after you set it up, press one button on the remote and the image is sized to show the largest possible wide screen image on a 2.35:1 screen.
Beyond basic Lens Memory, the DLA-RS3000 is also equipped with a new “Installation Mode” that saves and recalls up to 9 different combinations of settings including Lens Control, Pixel Adjustment, Mask, Anamorphic on or off, Screen Adjust, Installation Style, Keystone, Pincushion of lens settings, different aspect ratios, lens presets, convergence, and screen masking positions.