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There are several people on the forum with 2.35:1 screens, using constant height, variable width sidemasking. But only some CRT FPTVs have the electronic horizontal sizing adjustment range to go from 1.33:1 to 2.35:1 picture width. And digital projectors will have to either zoom in/out and refocus every time, or use a fixed imaging size at 2.35:1, and lose resolution for narrower piicture widths.
I prefer a 16:9 screen, and made a single masking panel for 1.85:1 and 2.35:1 movies. But using a HTPC and YXY software I have the advantage that I can reposition the 2.35:1 image at the top of the screen so I only need bottom masking.
I agree that masking and black curtains make the picture stand out on the screen.
By the way, I really like the top/bottom rollup shade design. It's very innovative.