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Upgrading my screen 16:9 or 4:3 ?

Discussion in 'Projectors, Screens & Video Processors' started by Brian the Sn@il, May 19, 2005.

  1. Brian the Sn@il

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    Well i have lived with my Owl 6ft Wide 4:3 screen for just over 4 years now, the Sim2 DLP is also the same age.

    The living room is having major works carried out and will increase the size of the room 2 fold :)

    Now im looking at a larger screen, a 8foot wide one.
    Iknow that the Ole Sim 2 hasnt a very high Brightness, but in the future i may upgrade that as well, but not at the moment.


    But now the question to you all

    Shall i go 16:9 or stick with 4:3

    looking at the OWL motorised screen, the 8ft wide 16:9 screen woould have the same hight as my old Owl 6 foot 4:3 anyway

    so i would only increase in width if i watched a wide screen film ?

    heres the link to the owl screens.

    http://www.intoav.com/projectors/projector_screens/projector_screens_owl.htm
     
  2. Brian the Sn@il

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    goodness me 44 views and no replies :(

    Well i spoke to my local AV dealer this morning and informs me all the new Sim2 projectors are now 16:9

    I was looking to upgrade int he near future.

    So it seems that a 8foot Electric 16:9 Owl screen is the order for the day.
    They are taking my 3 year old 6 foot electric owl screen as part exchange.
     
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    The advice I took was for a 4:3 projector use a 4:3 screen - for a 16:9 PJ use a 16:9 screen.
    As it turns out 90% of what I watch is 16:9 or wider but it's nice to have the extra at the top and bottom for the off 4:3 football match or video game etc.
    As you pointed out there is no width difference and I don't find I notice the white above and below when watching widescreen footage.

    I built my screen for about £22 - if I'd been buying a £100's screen I would probably have gone for a 16:9 screen but I can't be sure.

    Don't take the views/posts thing personally - it's pretty slow in here and I doubt the viewers had much to offer, the choice is pretty personal.
     
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    Cheers Andy.

    To be honest i never notice the white screen at teh top or bottom when viewing 16:9 on the 4:3 6 foot screen.

    Think ill go the 8 Foot 16:9 screen in readyness for the New Sim 2 which i plan to buy in the next couple of years :)
     

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