Originally Posted by AVenthusiastNoob
Can you elaborate on this a little more?
I plan on buying the Silver Ticket screen and I am someone who also just loves everything as big as can be, but I want to make sure no matter what I am watching (TV Shows of high and low quality, movies from UHD 4X Remux all the way down to 720p movies) I can have it properly fill the full screen. I have the Epson 5040UB which has some pretty great features you can do with the image. Any screen advice is appreciated!
Movies come primarily in two shapes - Flat and Scope - essentially TV shaped and widescreen:
. When you watch widescreen (Scope) movies on a TV, they are letterboxed with black bars on the top and bottom.
One option you have when using a projector and screen is to buy a screen that is Scope in shape, instead of Flat. That way widescreen movies fill the full screen. Flat movies would have black bars on the sides. Another option is to buy a screen that is Flat in shape (same shape as a TV screen), but then widescreen movies are letterboxed.
Constant Image Height (the subforum we're in right now) refers to having a Scope screen, so that all movies are the same height - black bars appear on the sides (and, ideally, would be hidden with masking). Constant Image Width refers to having a Flat screen, so that all movies are the same width, with black bars appearing on the top and bottom (again, ideally hidden with masking).
Lots of debate around which is the best way to go. The basic breakdown is if you prioritize watching movies, a Scope screen is ideal, because the majority of big-ticket, epic movies are Scope, and that system also respects the intent of the filmmakers, which is for Scope films to feel *big* - giant sweeping images. On the other hand, if you prioritize watching TV, maybe sports, or playing video games, then a Flat screen will perhaps be more suitable.
A great breakdown (and the article I stole the images from) can be found here: https://www.primetimer.com/features/...tv-shows-today