I currently have a JVC X3 with a 92" electric 16:9 screen with throw & seating distance at ~10ft, scope content is played in a CIW style so that means you get ~87" diagonal for such content and screen height goes down ~45" to ~33". For various reasons I want to build a wall, put a fixed frame AT screen on it and the speakers behind. What I wanted to achieve (maintain existing 16:9 size, go big for scope, bring screen down a bit, put speakers behind screen) doesn't seem possible hence this thread to see if I'm missing something and/or to help choose between the options. Any comments/opinions are welcome. I'll start with my current conclusion, details for each option are further down the thread. Which one works best in my case? The details behind this are further down the thread. It seems like the following ranking makes sense ignoring budget. 1) Anamorphic CIH 2) CIW 3) CA 4) Zoomed CIH The rationale being that anamorphic CIH and CIW is the only ones that really deliver what I was after, i.e. go big for scope. I imagine CIW is the practical choice though as I assume the lens required will cost a serious amount of money. CA is seems not enough of an improvement over today while zoomed CIH seems like way too much of a compromise as I don't have the throw/zoom available to make that work. Current Setup A picture tells the story so this is the current setup except for the projector type (which is the sort of pj I intend to buy as part of this upgrade) i.e. screen diagonals of about 92" 16:9 and ~87" scope Usage is probably 50:50 16:9 vs scope content btw, I don't really want to sacrifice one for the other but if I had to choose then 16:9 will lose out. Constraints * bottom of the screen can be no less than 30" from the floor * minimum screen height (i.e. unmasked) has to be at least 90cm (~35") though the more the merrier (I have relatively big speakers) CIW Leaving everything as is except shifting the image more and max'ing the zoom looks like it gives me ~101" 16:9 and ~96" scope The scope screen will be ~37" high Screen area is ~20% bigger than the current setup Zoomed CIH This gives ~96" diagonal scope but only ~75" diagonal 16:9 screen position is slightly higher than the CIW version (bottom of scope screen will be ~3" higher, bottom of 16:9 screen will be ~9" higher) though both at still lower than the existing setup Anamorphic CIH This gives ~128" diagonal scope and ~101" diagonal 16:9, i.e. same size 16:9 as the CIW option but a markedly bigger scope screen screen position is on target CA I'm not 100% sure this is the accurate way to calculate it as I can't just plug the numbers into a calculator but I think the maximum 2.05 image size available is ~86x43", masking the sides for 16:9 yields about 86" diagonal while masking top/bottom for scope yields ~93" diagonal for scope. This is about 2 sq m screen area in each case. This is about 15% smaller than today for 16:9 and about 15% bigger for scope.