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post #1 of 2 Old 08-21-2001, 09:13 PM - Thread Starter
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I just purchased an NEC XG85 from the good guys at AV Science. I am making my own screen, similar to the way Mark Torre did it (http://armorform.com/page25.html).
Since 99% of my viewing is widescreen DVDs, I am making a 16:9 aspect ratio screen. I used an 8 foot wide by 4 foot tall piece of plywood for my screen substrate. I plan to frame a 72 inch wide X 40.5 inch tall viewing area.

Since this projector is natively 4:3, I'm worried that if I do wish to project either VHS or NTSC broadcast, the image will be taller than my framed area. That wouldn't be too bad...except it would be taller than the height of the screen itself.

Is there a way to alter the 4:3 image in the projector so that it will fit in the 16:9 area? Or is there anything else I can do to make sure any 4:3 images projected are not taller than what I'm projecting at 16:9?

I am using an HTPC as my source, so it is probably an option to route both VHS and NTSC broadcast through the PC and do the scaling there. If that is the best option, that's what I'll do. However, I'm looking for other options.

Thanks!
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Hi,

Ideally you should do a 1.85 screen. Also you can set the height and width on the projector to display a 4:3 image on your 16:9 or 1.85 screen
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