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Hi all,

I'm trying to pull the trigger on a screen within a week and am trying to decide on the required aspect ratio that I need for my Epson 8350. I plan on using this projector to watch blu-rays, gaming (Xbox One) and HDTV as well. Some of these sources are 16:9 while I believe blu-ray is widescreen. 2.35:1.

What type of screen should I get for my Epson 8350? I know it doesn't have automatic zoom and no preset for 2.35:1 so I would need to adjust it manually each time.

Does the PJ automatically go to widescreen for blue-rays or are those played in 16:9 by default?

The PJ will be ceiling mounted but above a couch and can be reached but perhaps this may not be deal. Will i see horizontal black bars on top and lower of the projector when playing a blu-ray if I had a 16:9 screen?

Thanks!
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Hi all,

I'm trying to pull the trigger on a screen within a week and am trying to decide on the required aspect ratio that I need for my Epson 8350. I plan on using this projector to watch blu-rays, gaming (Xbox One) and HDTV as well. Some of these sources are 16:9 while I believe blu-ray is widescreen. 2.35:1.

What type of screen should I get for my Epson 8350? I know it doesn't have automatic zoom and no preset for 2.35:1 so I would need to adjust it manually each time.

Does the PJ automatically go to widescreen for blue-rays or are those played in 16:9 by default?

The PJ will be ceiling mounted but above a couch and can be reached but perhaps this may not be deal. Will i see horizontal black bars on top and lower of the projector when playing a blu-ray if I had a 16:9 screen?

Thanks!

Get a 16:9 screen, unless your going to get a masking systems for the 2:35 screen for 16:9 content (such as games)

Plus I would imagine getting up to adjust the zoom every time in a movie to fit your 2:35 screen would be quite annoying.

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I went the other way with my home built screen. My available vertical dimension on the wall is fixed and i wanted the biggest picture possible, so I made a 2.35:1 screen.

For 16:9 content, we use the full height of the screen, but the 2 sides of the screen have no image projected on them.
When we play 2.35:1 images, I manually zoom out to the full width of the screen, and the black (dark grey) bands top and bottom project off the screen onto the wall above and below.

I had originally planned to make black felt curtains for the sides of the screen in 16:9 mode, but with a darkened room it never seemed necessary.

With my current projector - the zoom lever is on the front right above my head, and it only takes a second to zoom out or in depending on the content.
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Slight correction. My projector is ceiling mounted and the top of the "image" does not move when I zoom in or out. So in 2.35:1 mode after zooming larger, my black band above the picture is on the screen and the band below is off the screen.
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