Custom Screen Idea
I have been planning to put a 150" wide 2.35 (or 2.4?):1 screen in my theater. I want movies to be immersive, so using black bars on a 16/9 screen is not my first choice. However, the 150" is arguably a little bigger than I should have -- I was trying to make it wider to create a bigger 16/9 screen inside of it for sports and cable. Plus, even with the full 150" wide, the 16/9 area of the screen doesn't seem that impressive. I was wondering whether it would work if I buy an even bigger scope screen (so that the 16/9 section is bigger), then mask it permanently so that the scope screen would be wider, but not as crazy wide as it would be if left unmasked. See the attached sketch. I could even use removable masking to cover the rest of the top and bottom of the 16/9 area when I watch a movie.
Is this a crazy idea? Would the zoom features (most likely I'll buy JVC e-shift) accommodate a screen with this approach? Does anyone make a screen shaped like my drawing, i.e., one that is cut to this odd shape?
Thanks for your help.