4;3 or 16;9

smartiepants

Active Member
looking at getting my screen shortly & need advise
do i get 4;3 or 16;9 i cannot see any advantage in a 16;9 as when viewing 4;3 on a 16;9 screen you would end up having to reduce pic size to view it all but with a 4;3 you get no reduction in size, is this right

still looking for best screen for my Optoma h56 any advise:confused: :confused: :confused:
 

ReTrO

Well-known Member
If the Optoma is native 16:9 then get a 16:9 screen for it. If it were 4:3 then maybe they'd be the option.

If you wanted to run a native 16:9 projector on a 4:3 and have a bigger 4:3 image than 16:9 you'll be having to constantly change the zoom on it, provided of course, that will zaoom enough to do both.
 

smartiepants

Active Member
Just found this
The Themescene H56 can be set up and operated as either a 4:3 projector or a 16:9 projector. You tell it which screen format you are using, and it will adjust both 4:3 and 16:9 source material to your screen. If you operate in 4:3 mode, a 4:3 source will fill the screen, and 16:9 material will be shown with black bars top and bottom. If you operate in 16:9 mode, then 16:9 source material will fill your screen, and 4:3 material will either be (at your option) truncated to fill the screen, or reduced full frame in the center with bars on the side.

So it looks like 4;3 would be best
 

ReTrO

Well-known Member
If it's a native 16:9 panel then a 16:9 screen is your best option, otherwise it's a waste of picture quality, as you won't be using all thge pixels etc.
 

womble9

Active Member
FTAO Smartiepants.
Sorry to be off the topic a little here but I've sent you a pm re the problems you had with your H50 not displaying black properly, I too have a H50 and I was wondering what prog scan component you had problems with it with so as i can hopefully avoid having the same problem as I'm looking to buy a prog scan DVD player soon. Cheers.
 

The latest video from AVForums

Podcast: Panasonic HX800 TV + Sony HT-G700 Soundbar reviews, movie and TV show news and reviews
Top Bottom