I have the Panasonic 8000 as well and a 2.35 screen. A 2.35 will support 16:9 just fine. When watching 2.35 content the screen will keep the same height as 16:9 content, but zoom to fill the entire screen. I personally like 2.35 because I want my movies to feel HUGE, immersive and larger in scope than TV shows. If you watch 16:9 content on a 2.35 screen, you'll have bars on the left and right. If you watch 2.35 content on a 16:9 you'll have bars along the top and bottom. I have more space for width rather than height so I got the biggest 2.35 I could fit (133"). This makes a 106" screen for 16:9 and I don't even realize the bars on the side. I do have a Black Diamond screen which probably helps, but you could always use masking if you get a white screen. There are some great ideas for fabric masking on these forums.