Hi everyone. First post, so please be gentle.
I've done quite a bit of reading here, but could not find the answer(s).
I have a brand new 92" 16:9 motorized screen with an Epson EX7200 projector. The projector is native 16:10, so that means when I'm watching 16:9 material I have about a 4" space at the top and bottom of the image (gray bars) due to the projector's lack of good black levels. Note: All my testing was done on a blank wall, because I have not yet mounted my new screen.
I was thinking about eventually making a mask as some of you have done to help fill in that gray space, but as of right now that is further down the road.
I came across various threads taking about different kinds of masking material (and how to build masking bars), and the Hi-tack light trap material with the sticky back caught my attention.
Would this material stick well to my screen, or would it eventually peal off? Yes, I said screen. I know most of you have used this material on separate masking bars placed in front of a screen, but if it sticks very well wouldn't it also work stuck directly to the screen?
My screen is relatively smooth (white), with a black 2.5 to 3" masked area all around the edge. I was thinking of adding/sticking the Hi-tack material to the top and bottom of the screen to help mask off that 4" space the projector produces. The screen itself should still be able to roll up fine since the Hi-tack material is pretty thin from my understanding.
Now I completely understand that wider aspect ratios would still produce the gray bars even with the extra masking added to the screen, but that is what a regular masking bar(s) will help hide in the future. I just want to have a good 16:9 image right now.
Any advice or any things I may have overlooked?
Thanks in advance for your help.