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Changing the aspect ratio of a screen.

I got a free ceiling mounted motorized DA-LITE screen because it has 2, 1/16" holes drilled into it accidentally. Besides the holes it is in great shape but the aspect ratio is wrong. The projection area measures 109" horizontally and 68.5" vertically. I am thinking that i can fix both the holes and the wrong aspect ratio with tape. I am thinking I can use 2 small pieces of white tape behind the screen to hide the holes better, they are already not super visible and I think this would hide them even better. I also want to use some black tape at the top of the screen to tape off some of the white section to change the aspect ratio to 16:9. I think I need to tape off 7.5" and I can change the stop point on the motor to not unroll that part too.


Do you think this will work?

Is their a better way to do this?

Do you have any recommended tape?


I am using this with a JVC DLA-X990 projector.


Thank for any help!
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You can try tape some people have used hockey tape to make a black boarder others have masked and painted the boarder on.

The holes are only a problem if you see them and if it bothers you. I’m sure something white behind will help.

Another method is to hang a piece of black velvet down just in front of the screen and let the screen roll up behind it.

The price was right go for it.

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Come on really, you have a projector with an MSRP of $8000 and your too cheap to get a decent screen. I am a cheapskate myself but really that projector needs a decent screen.

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You can try tape some people have used hockey tape to make a black boarder others have masked and painted the boarder on.

The holes are only a problem if you see them and if it bothers you. I’m sure something white behind will help.

Another method is to hang a piece of black velvet down just in front of the screen and let the screen roll up behind it.

The price was right go for it.
I am currently doing some research to build a screen. And hockey tape seems to be a fine alternativ to the more expensiv velvet tape.
Thanks for the tip.
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