I don't have the depth to spare for a RPTV, so FPTV is the way to go here. What I'm concerned with is this: If I make a 16x9 screen, I understand that when I watch TV it will have 6" black bars on the right and left, I can live with that given that the TV image still will be around 46" diag! (Much improved over the current 32" TV I am now using)
When I watch a movie in 16:9, it will take up the whole screen, giving me an image 49" x 28", which is pretty darn big for this room and should still be small enough to be very clear and bright, even with a less expensive projector.
What I'm concerned with, is the OTHER resolutions that widescreen DVDs come in. Will they be too TALL for the screen, or will they just be different widths? Sorry if this is a really stupid question! I'm just hoping that regardless of what I watch, the height will never be greater than the screen!
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