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Size of screen suitable for both 4:3 and 16:9

Discussion in 'Projectors, Screens & Video Processors' started by ralphot, Mar 1, 2005.

  1. ralphot

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    Hi guys (and girls?)

    I am in the process of making a screen for my proj now. :)

    As older films are in the 4:3 size and the newer in 16:9 I wonder
    if the width is changing when the format changes?

    That is, if I adjust the proj exactly for the 4:3 size.

    I don't think that is the case but I am not sure.

    If not I would make a screen that is 4:3 and 1,9 meter times
    1,43 meter and mask top and bottom when looking at 16:9 movies.

    The other way around could not work I guess as the 4:3 pic will
    be off the top and bottom in that case.

    Am I rigth or am I wrong?

    Regards,
    Ralph
     
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    See the info about Aspect Ratios in the Projector FAQ's thread.

    Usually you make the screen to suit the AR of your projector.

    Just be aware that even if you make your screen 16:9 (which is 1.78:1 - the most common shape for screens) you'll still see black bars top/bottom on most DVD's (which are 2.35:1)

    ...PJ
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