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Re: Projectors and screens.
grunt #285360 01/05/10 05:18 PM
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 Originally Posted By: grunt
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.




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Re: Projectors and screens.
Potatohead #285390 01/05/10 06:08 PM
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I was in the same boat as it turned out the highest 1.78:1 corresponded to the widest 2.35:1 I could fit. I also play lots of games and watch more 1.78:1 and 1.33:1 content going with the largest 1.78:1 I could fit gave me the best of both worlds.

The bars weren’t bothering me with burgundy walls but I put up some temporary curtains (old stuff from the apartment) until my new ones arrive and can already tell that once I’ve got full black curtains around the front of the room I’m going to need to make some masking because with everything else so dark even the slightest boarder is now becoming visible.

The masking will be easy since for 2.35:1 stuff I shift the picture down to the bottom of the screen so I will only have to mask the top.


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grunt #285399 01/05/10 06:53 PM
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Does your projector have a 12 volt trigger for when it's in anamorphic mode? You could have a motorized mask triggered by that.


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ClubNeon #285408 01/05/10 07:44 PM
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Without double checking the specs I believe it has two 12v triggers. I’ve looked at various DIY masking techniques, the pre-made ones are just to rich for my taste right now. My initial plan was to make masking for both 1.33:1 and an adjustable one for 2.35, 2.40, etc. . . .

Probably going to go the cheapest and easiest route first and just make them from velvet covered foam insulation that just hangs from the top of the screen. Later once I’ve actually got everything else finished I’ll start looking at what improvements I can do to make things more user friendly at which point some form of automatic masking may be in the cards.

Most of my resolution changes right now are between 1.78:1 and 1.33:1 with only a small percentage of my viewing in the 2.35 range.


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