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post #1 of 2 Old 12-27-2001, 10:01 AM - Thread Starter
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I have an NEC 9PG Plus currently mounted at a distance for a 100 inch screen, and currently showing on the wall. I want to get or make a screen that will allow HD , 16:9, or 4:3 format. I am not sure what screen dimensions I should go with, so I will ask the experts :)

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First, I must say I'm no expert, but I watch 16:9, 2.35:1 and occasionaly 4:3 on my screen, and I have a 16:9 screen.

16:9 fills it totaly,

2.35:1 can sit at the top, middle or bottom of the screen, leaving black bar(s) which can be masked (but I don't just yet cos it isn't really an issue for me).

4:3 images overlap the top and bottom of the screen, but I crop the top and bottom to give a pseudo 16:9 image just like on a widescreen tv.

In your case, a 100inch wide 16:9 screen would work like mine does. If you watch a lot of 4:3 stuff, and you don't want to crop it, us a 4:3 screen, and mask the unwanted bits when watching a 16:9 or 2.35:1 movie.

My situation tends to dictate a widescreen style screen for the width I want, so my choice was limited to start with.



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