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post #31 of 37 Old 02-12-2014, 06:29 PM
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As Art mentioned, what you're describing is called Constant Area.

Ultimately, this will come down to personal preference. You should do whatever makes you happy. However, all I'll say to this is that when CinemaScope was invented in the 1950s, the intention was to project a movie at the same height but twice as wide as Academy Ratio movies like Casablanca or The Day the Earth Stood Still. The whole point of CinemaScope was to be bigger than those other films.

 

I see your point. I was actually thinking more in terms of best ways to make use of available wall space. If you're buildin from scratch though, then I suppose you could design a 2.35 CIH screen to fill the full width and height of the room.


While we're on the subject, what's the general preference for wider than 2.35 ratio films in a 2.35 CIH setup... cropping or letterboxing?


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I see your point. I was actually thinking more in terms of best ways to make use of available wall space. If you're buildin from scratch though, then I suppose you could design a 2.35 CIH screen to fill the full width and height of the room.

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While we're on the subject, what's the general preference for wider than 2.35 ratio films in a 2.35 CIH setup... cropping or letterboxing?

This will vary from person to person. I'm not bothered by a small amount of letterboxing on the scope screen. Other people prefer to crop from the sides. A select few hardcore types will install 2.76:1 or wider screens just so that the one or two movies they have with that ratio are displayed perfectly and everything else is pillarboxed.

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Constant Area for me:

http://www.avforums.com/threads/home-cinema-number-four-the-build-diary.1760713/

I wouldn't go back to a 16:9 screen, and I know plenty of people with CIH set ups which they love, but who admit to being drawn to watching more 'scope films as they fill the screen.

Like many of us, if I'd gone for a 'scope screen, my 16:9/1.85:1/1.37:1 films would be smaller than on this screen, because the screen fills the width of the room already.

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I suppose those of you with constant height setups better hope that the vertical cinema movement never catches on:

http://www.theverge.com/2014/2/18/5420662/if-portrait-video-is-wrong-these-artists-dont-want-to-be-right


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I suppose those of you with constant height setups better hope that the vertical cinema movement never catches on:

I feel confident that this will never be a concern.

Even if it did catch on (it won't), we'll still have six decades of existing movies on our side.

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What's more important to you, your wall or the movie?
 

 

I'm fond of both, but point taken. :)

 

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This will vary from person to person. I'm not bothered by a small amount of letterboxing on the scope screen. Other people prefer to crop from the sides. A select few hardcore types will install 2.76:1 or wider screens just so that the one or two movies they have with that ratio are displayed perfectly and everything else is pillarboxed.

 

Thank you for clarifying this.


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Constant Area for me:

http://www.avforums.com/threads/home-cinema-number-four-the-build-diary.1760713/

I wouldn't go back to a 16:9 screen, and I know plenty of people with CIH set ups which they love, but who admit to being drawn to watching more 'scope films as they fill the screen.

Like many of us, if I'd gone for a 'scope screen, my 16:9/1.85:1/1.37:1 films would be smaller than on this screen, because the screen fills the width of the room already.

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Thanks for posting this, Steve. This is pretty much what I had in mind re effective use of available space.


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