After researching more, it looks like the Panasonic will mask away where the black bars are supposed to be. You apparently can setup custom cropping of the image and use this to totally get rid of the black bars in 2.35 viewing. This way, when you zoom out the picture for 2.35 content, the black bars aren't projected above and below the screen. Is this not correct? Please anyone with this projector let me know if I have this all wrong. I am going by a youtube video and the projector's manual.