Originally Posted by ecossecableman
Having just read your post Mark im wondering of I'm doing things wrong. I have a 1:85:1 screen. Presently I select 2:35 for say, a 16:9, source. The image zooms out past the screen so I zoom back to fit. Then i shift the image down to meet the screen bottom and only have a blank at the top,which i prefer
Thx in advance
My screen is 2.0 (144x72), and for 16x9 sources I also select 2.35 (giving a 17x9 pic) and zoom to fill the vertical dimension, having a 136x72 pic. I thus have a 8" wide vertical black bar on one side for which I insert a masking panel to take care of it. I do loose a few inches of the pic at the top/bottom, but I find this quite insignificant. I know that Mark doesn't care for this solution, but I like it.
For 2.35 pics I remove the masking panel and zoom to fill the horizontal dimension, thus having a 144x62 pic. I lens shift the pic to the bottom edge of the screen, having a ~10" black bar at the top of the screen, but I ignore this; at the top, it's quite unobjectionable (at least for me).
This is how I've chosen to deal with things. Others choose other approaches, so you should just decide for yourself what works best for you.