Originally Posted by pokekevin
Does your masking system automatically change to the content being viewed? Or by the uni remote you have set up? Also when I build a theater..one day... I'd love to check out how you made that system! I was considering going with a 2.1 screen to compromise with 16x9 and 2.34 content but gee I feel like the masking system would just be...worth it!
No my screen doesn't automatically change per movie (that would be quite a neat trick).
But my RTI universal remote control makes it pretty effortless to change image sizes. If I'm at a 105" diagonal 16:9 image and want to watch a CinemaScope movie in 2:35:1, I might choose the 118" wide setting.
So on my "screen size" page I choose the "118 WIDE" button. That macro starts the masking system automatically going to that image shape/size. At the same time it throws up my projector's lens pattern and goes into "zoom" mode. I just press the zoom button and while my screen is changing shape, I'm zooming the image out to the new size. By the time the screen masking has stopped, I've usually got to the new image size.
So, a couple of button presses and not too many seconds later I'm watching a new screen size/shape.
This actually looks so cool when it's happening that guests ooh and aah at the process, which is always fun.
BTW, my new JVC RS55 projector has some automatic lens control settings, so 3 separate screen size zoom/shift/focus settings can be stored as pre-sets. So I'll likely set those up for some common image sizes that I use, which will mean a single button press or so, and all done automatically.
However, it won't be a big help in my particular situation, since I vary the image size so much only having 3 options on the JVC doesn't cover a lot.