Originally Posted by mike2060
I'm talking about a 2.35 screen obviously. Lol the zoom memory is pretty much for 2.35 screens so why would you ever think I'm talking about 16:9? And tell me how many people can have those Imax shots larger on their 2.35 screens? What is wrong with having the 16:9 image on a 2.35 screen and not be bleeding over the top and bottom? Why are you saying it wouldn't work with a 2.35 screen because the 1.78 is supposed to be larger????? When TDK and TF2 came out in normal theaters the Imax scenes were 2.35:1 so saying that the 16:9 should be larger is not really true.
I have a feeling you are really confused about how the zoom memory function works, I'm actually not sure if you even know what it is??
I think you've confused yourself thoroughly.
Zoom memory on a 2.35 screen is only useful if you want to switch between 1.78/1.85 and 2.35 content and zoom both to screen height.
Switching from ESPN at screen height (masked sides) over to a 2.35 Blu-ray would be one-touch on the old Panasonic, and automatic on this new one. That would be useful.
Taking a movie like TDK or TF2 that auto-switches, and letting the Panasonic auto-switch AR's as well would be a terrible way to watch the movie. The majority of the movie is 2.35 and fills your screen. IMAX scenes are 1.78 and would then be smaller than the rest of the movie- which is the opposite of what is intended!
If you're wanting to watch those films on a 2.35 screen, just crop it to 2.35- no need to screw around with resizing AR's. (I can't guarantee this will work on the TF2 BD though, as the IMAX scenes filled the screen height- I imagine CG was reworked for standard theaters, or it was a vertical pan'n'scan job to keep things looking right. Keep in mind it was shot 1.44 and will be changed somewhat to fit in a 1.78 frame on the BD. TDK worked OK cropping it because it was shot with a lot of empty space above and below the 2.35 area, almost like it was shot 2.35 "safe".)
This is how IMAX scenes were presented in normal theaters- not height reduced 1.78 presented pillar boxed.