Originally Posted by millerwill
You ought to just try, Mark; try the experiment (though I've made my living as a theorist!) and see how you like it. Maybe you have. In any event, different people prefer different things. I don't think there's a 'right' setup, just the one that you yourself like the best.
PS I'm not trying to convince anyone that I've discovered the 'right' setup; just wanting to report what I've been trying and how I like it, so that others may try it out for themselves if they're interested.
I hope you enjoyed the game last night. Monday night football does a really good job including all those SF area or bay area shots. All in glorious 720p upscaled by us to 4HD (ne) and 4K (you).
Now back to my theoretical diatribe.
Please respond to my questions. I understand you like it. its your chosen set up and seating position. I get it. Practically and in and its your right to do it that way.
OK. Nice. now please p[ay attention.
When you sit at 1SW and you look at the screen can you see the left and right edges of your screen? A simple, Yes I can Mark or no I can't Mark will be fine here. When you put up wide screen content and zoom to fill the whole height and you have unlit screen on the left and the right, please repeat again how many inches of unlit on each side do you have on average? You can answer in millimeters instead of inches if you wish.
When you are watching such content on your screen do you see while watching engrossed in the movie do you notice and are you cognitive of the lack of the light continuam or do just know its not there which has now become a nagging problem which must be solved? Do you keep checking that it is still there (the lack) during the movie?
Reading recent posts in this thread, I think many have forgotten that a specific aspect ratio screen can only be completely filled acurately by a source in that aspect ratio. Conversely each different source aspect ratio requires a screen with that aspect ratio. This is in theory of course. Now if one has masking and enough space, every aspect needed can be masked say from a huge 1.33 screen. If one doesn't mask or is unwilling to suffer black bars or lit screen, there is a solution to fill your screen aspect with a different source original aspect. TA DA. We simply change the source aspect by throwing the pixels not within the overlaid screen aspect away,we change the source aspect. We pan and scan, remember that. Realy great and the perfect solution Just throw away source content so we can feed the screen beast. The screen aspect controls no matter what. Yep. Gotta fill the whole screen even if you can't see the filled edges when watching content normally. Our eyes tend to fix straight ahead and we do not break our focus or view so we can take in the whole screen width. Everything must give to fulfil and satisfy the obsession. Sounds like its time for a friends intervention. Just kidding. I will call the director and see if he can reshoot the movie in your screen's aspect and then you can just zoom and fill.
My Doctorial thesis would fail because this won't of course happen.
I do have another solution if masking is not accepted. Remember we are ruliung out mucking with the source aspect and screwing with the Director's intent, don't go there, changing the source aspect by overzooming is not an acceptable option. Ground rules Produce the intent or rather reproduce it to the best of opur ability. Also throwing source pixels away is not GREEN. Is it? You pay for those pixels and now you say throw them away so you can fill the ends of a screen when you can't even see the ends during normal viewing. Your mother would be ashamed of you.
OK. Sorry. I got carried away. You now say your fight jet pilot peripherel vision let's you see those edges. Cheap easy solution. Wear blinders. They would only have to cut off a very few degrees of side vision because your screen is so wide and you are sitting so close. If this concept is unappealing then I have another solution. Move 1 inch closer. Watch it. Get you hands away from that remote and the zoom button.
Remember guys. Bill and I are very good friends and see each other relatively frequently considering we live on different sides of the country.So this is all in good fun although we clearly both are in need of serious intervention.Edited by mark haflich - 11/20/12 at 7:14pm