If you had a choice...?? - AVS Forum
Forum Jump: 
 
Thread Tools
post #1 of 3 Old 10-29-2001, 01:25 PM - Thread Starter
Advanced Member
 
mavromatis's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2001
Location: Seattle, WA
Posts: 805
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Liked: 11
Which of these Steward Screens would you prefer if you had a choice? A 16x9 110" with vert masking or a 4:3 120" with Horz Masking? The 16x9 content would be the same... the only benefit with the 4:3 is bigger 4:3 content... Also, would you do Perf screen at this size or would you just put the Center channel below or above the screen?

The projector is a brand new XG85...

EMSN110W - Vert Electronic Masking Velux trim w/Studio Tec 130
EMSNH120-VAR - Horz Electronic Mask Velux trim w/Studio Tec 130

Thanks,
Danny


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

mavromatis is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 3 Old 10-29-2001, 07:48 PM
AVS Special Member
 
MikeEby's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2000
Location: Osceola, Indiana
Posts: 2,452
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 10
I bought a cheap roll down 4:3 screen just 100" Diag. I wish I would have gone for the 16:9 but in 100". The 100" 16:9 is about as big as most people want to go with a 8" projector but others have gone bigger. You should consider the seating distance. I find I do not watch any 4:3 on the projector. My next screen will probably be a 16:9 with some type of masking system. I rolled up my 4:3 to a 2.35 aspect ratio and adjusted the picture to the top of the screen and a masking system makes all the difference IMO. See DMan's Post in the CRT forum on his Stewart with masking system it is really cool but a bit pricey. http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showt...hlight=Masking

Mike


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
MikeEby is offline  
post #3 of 3 Old 10-31-2001, 01:51 PM
AVS Special Member
 
DMan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 1999
Location: Atlanta, GA, USA
Posts: 1,585
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 10
Danny,

I went with a 16:9 Stewart screen with horizontal masking as the only thing I watch on my CRT FPTV is widescreen DVD movies and HDTV content. I figured that most 4:3 material is very low resolution (DSS and cable) and that the current high resolution material is 16:9 material (DVD and HDTV).

BTW, here's some pics of my screen in action....

http://www.digitaltheater.com/pictur.../screen178.jpg
This is the Stewart Electrimask Screenwall with the masking panels completely open yielding a native aspect ratio of 1.78:1 (16:9).


http://www.digitaltheater.com/pictur.../screen235.jpg
Here is the Stewart screen with the electric masking panels raised and lowered for wider cinemascope 2.35:1 movies.

Darren Alcorn (DMan)

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
DMan is offline  
Closed Thread Screens

User Tag List

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page


Forum Jump: 

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off