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It all depends on the projector type. With digital projectors (DILA, LCD, and DLP) it is best to go with CONSTANT WIDTH and variable height, so 4x3 screens tend to be the norm. With CRT projectors,and their re-sizing controls, it is best to go with CONSTANT WIDTH and variable height. There are arguments to support all formats and usage patters, though. I prefer the two arrangements I have mentioned.
It's best to go with the constant width, abnd variable height (4x3) screen if TV usage is a primary for you. If it is DVD's, then the 16x9 screen, with variable width and re-sizing via your zoom... is probably the best bet. The masking system is easier to implement as well. Just a curtian on each side, or a rail, and you are done. Heck, one rail, just very long...
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