That’s a really nice looking setup. I love having such a nice big image when using 1.78:1 sources.
I would have considered going with a 2.35 CIH setup if my room was wider, but it's only 11.75' wide or so. I didn't want to give up so much 1.78 viewing size with a 2.35 screen at that width. I play too many video games and watch too much sports/HDTV for that :). I don't mind the bars with a 2.4 movie anyway, the black levels are good enough I don't even notice it.