I am just about ready to order my screen, and THOUGHT I had it picked out, but I am a bit confused on the whole 16:9 vs. 2.35:1 issue.
I had all but ruled out scope format, as my projector is the Epson 8350- from what I have read here, that is not a good choice for scope content. I do watch a lot of BR Movies that are presented in that format, so I was a bit let down, but had decided a 110" fixed frame was the way to go. (I do some PS3/360 gaming as well, so the giant 16:9 would certainly have it's benefits...)
THEN I saw someone post about the Monoprice "multi-format" fixed frame, and I got confused all over again. Is this even an option for me? I was doing some final "wall tests" last night- using the BR Reference Visual Disc I scored here from Superleo- and noticed immediately that of course some content was 16:9, some 2.35:1. SO- Would the multi-format Monoprice screen work with my setup at all? Will it require constantly manually adjusting my zoom on my 8350 when going between formats?
Sorry for my "noob-ness". This is my first foray into any sort of "real" theater build. (and even so, it is still quite modest compared to what most of you guys are doing. ) I have done a ton of research, but this particular issue is still proving to be quite elusive. Any suggestions/advice would be greatly appreciated- I am ready to pull the trigger on my screen, so this is the final decision to be made- if this is out of the questions, I'll just stick with the 110" Elite Sable I had previously picked out. But the scope masking is just SO attractive. Decisions, decisions...
If it's relevant- the room is 18' D X 13' W. my projector, at the moment, is on top of a custom 18"x18" book case in the rear corner. My screen wall is 126" W X 90" H. Hope this is enough info. Thanks again for all the help thus far- you guys have really helped me get all this sorted out.