I am going to dabble with making some borders that i can place on the screen to mask out the bars of grey that i get when watching 1:2.35 material..
In trying to explain it to someone they thought i meant putting material at the projector.. it got me to thinking.. has anyone tried to do this? obviously you wouldn't want fabric, perhaps something metal, a kind of filter you'd use on a camera lens would be ideal if they could screw in and then rotate to get the masked bars lined up correctly.
I've never really experimented with how hot it gets at the lens.. i wondered if it was safe to turn the projector on with the lens cap still on, always assumed it wouldn't be, but i'm sure i've left it on for a short while before and it barely got warm. Perhaps a replacement lens cover that had a window cut out of it and was painted black or made of black material.
Sounds fairly crazy but i wonder if anyone has ever tried to do something like this, would save having to mess around on a larger scale at the screen.