The last dual screen discussion I could find was about 2 years ago on this forum. As I am in the design phase of my new addition recroom/theater I have been pondering the +/-'s of going 1.78 or 2.4 in screen size. I researched some automated masking systems which seem pricey. I have no DIY skills but would love to be able to watch all my movies, play Xbox and watch HD cable content on the largest screen size possible with little to no 'black bars'.
I'm new to all of this, but why could I not spend $2-3k more money and simply purchase 2 electric drop-screens...one at 1.78 and one at 2.4 ratio? If I did this, I would probably go the less expensive route and purchase a PJ which could switch this up and forego the anamorphic lens.
Besides the additional expense, are there other considerations I'm not thinking about? Since I'm already prepared to spend $20k+ on equipment another 10-15% in cost would not break the bank, so to speak.
Any thoughts or photos/videos from anyone else who has done this?
JBL #3677 Cinema Channel Loudspeakers x3 R/C/L
JBL #8320A Surround Loudspeaker x4
Danley DTS-10 Passive Subwoofer
QSC CMX 300Va, 500Va, and 800Va amps
Denon AVR-X4000P Integrated Network AV Receiver
Da-Lite Cinema Contour 81" x 144" 16:9 Screen, Pro-Trim, HD Pro 1.1 Perf