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Priojector Screen Size Ratio

simonjanda

Active Member
I am after a projector screen but am a bit confussed over the aspect ration.
Do I get a 16.9 Widescreen or the wider 2.85 (I think its that size) ?
I will be using it for DVDs, LOTR and Transformers etc but also the Moto GP and Footy Games.

Any suggestions please.
 

Kathar

Standard Member
The 2.35:1 ratio is for if you're wanting to use it to view films only, but as you want to play games and such aswell, you should go for a screen with a 16:9 aspect ratio.
 

Pecker

Distinguished Member
Films are made in lots of different aspect ratios, 1.33:1, 1.66:1, 1.78:1 (that's 16:9), 1.85:1, 2.351 and others.

More and more films are being made in 2.35:1, but every time I check the new Blu-ray Disc releases at Amazon it comes out at around 50:50 ‘scope vs. less-wide ratios.

If you watch a 2.35:1 film on a 16:9 screen you'll get black bars at the top and bottom. If you watch a 1.85:1 film on a 2.35:1 screen you'll get bars at the sides.

There is an alternative with screens at 2.1:1, which have very small bars at the sides for 1.85:1 and very small bars at the top and bottom for 2.35:1.

The choice is yours.

Steve W
 

sammy the squid

Distinguished Member
or dependant on budget, you can go for something like a multi format four in one screen from impact screen solutions which will give you know black bars dependant on aspect ratio:thumbsup:
 

Pecker

Distinguished Member
or dependant on budget, you can go for something like a multi format four in one screen from impact screen solutions which will give you know black bars dependant on aspect ratio:thumbsup:

Sorry, yes of course.

You can also go for a 2.35:1 screen (projecting either through 'zoom' or an anamorphic lens) and mask the sides as necessary.

Steve W
 

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