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mny two cents:
think of it this way: would you like to have the highest resolution for wide format new DVD's coming out in the last couple of years, or for washed-out old black-and-white movies or TV, both of which aren't going to look that great anyway?
the projectorcentral article talks a lot about size and practical limitations, but not about resolution. I don't mind having a smaller, less precise 4:3 image if it's going to bring me a bigger, better 16:9 image.
I mean, I'm not expert in projectors and video as a general rule, but even to me that article seemed flawed and one-sided. He really didn't emphasize the resolution loss you experience with a 4:3 projector, now did he?
Unless I'm missing something, the guy was really arguing about practical issues (how big of a screen you can fit in you room is indeed most often limited by width) when we're all looking for the best picture quality without compromise...
I say 16:9 all the way. Your old black and white movies are still going to look their best even if they're not shown in the projector's native mode.