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Old 11-13-2013, 08:01 AM
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There are other aspect ratios, so not just CIH or CIW. Some have gone 2.0 so that they have a bigger 16:9 than what they would get with a 2.35, so it is not CIH or CIW. There is also CIA (constant image area.

Care to elaborate on the 2.0 and CIA?

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There are other aspect ratios, so not just CIH or CIW. Some have gone 2.0 so that they have a bigger 16:9 than what they would get with a 2.35, so it is not CIH or CIW. There is also CIA (constant image area.

Ah. good point. I mis-spoke. They do seem to be the two most common choices tho... but I won't argue the point.
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I like the 16:9 the best for what I watch and don't plan on changing it for now. I'm used to a 60" plasma so this will be a huge improvement either way. Thanks for the all info and advise I appreciate it greatly! I will post some pics and what not when I get to setting it all up! Only home for 5 days next week, hopefully it shows up in time!
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Care to elaborate on the 2.0 and CIA?

A screen that has an aspect ratio of 2.05 is right at constant image area. Means scope movies and 16:9 content has the same area. For example:

100" wide screen with 2.05 aspect ratio would be 48.78" tall.
Your 16:9 image would be 48.78" x 86.72" wide = 29.38 SF
Your 2.35 image would be 42.55" x 100" wide = 29.55 SF

Width nor height is constant. To really make this work well, you need a four way masking system.

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Another thing to consider: If you want to make your theater a CIH setup, I think you will find the Panasonic far more convenient for that. Zooming on the Panasonic is very easy with its motorized auto zoom.
The Epson can't do that. For me thats enough to not consider the Epson.

For CIH which other pJ's do like the Panny ???
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Ah. good point. I mis-spoke. They do seem to be the two most common choices tho... but I won't argue the point.

Agree. 16:9 is the most common with 2.35 probably being the next most common. Not counting many people in the world that still have a 4:3 TV. smile.gif

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Is there ANY source for an affordable manual or automatic 2.35:1 screen?

I would think by now that it would commonly available but I keep coming up empty?!??!

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I found these from China:
http://www.aliexpress.com/wholesale?SearchText=2.35%3A1+motorized&catId=&initiative_id=SB_20131113133642

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If you are looking for a fixed screen check out Jamestown Theater. My room issues made my decision to go CIH easy as I had a limitations on height with a16:9 screen. If you want CIH then AE8000U is the best choice. If I hadn't gone for CIH, I probably would had went with the Epson although the deal I got on BF with the Panasonic might had still swayed me to Panasonic. I got the Panasonic for $1900 (After rebate) which included the ceiling mount, 2 3D glasses and a streaming media player.
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