Originally Posted by gravi
Can you share how you did your 4 way masking?
What technology/product did you use? \
I had to do this quick as the wife is saying, come to bed Terry, right now !!!
So some of the spelling is incorrect but don't have time to correct it.
I'm not sure about explaining it but here goes.
I have a Stewart Firehawk 1.35 gain with the Remote 4-way masking feature.
You can bring the Top (Black-Velvet) section down to match whatever the actual movie is like 2.35 or say 2.40 ratio.
You then bring up the bottom section to do the samething as above only for the bottom.
Lastly if you recall the much-much older Televisions when we were kids back in the early 50's.
Of course I'm referring to us older guys on AVS like me in their 70's.
Those were what was commonly referred to I think as 4.3 ratio.
The picture actually reminds you of a square.
With my masking I also have the ability to bring down a section on the Left & Right sides and that makes mine a 4.3 ratio for the older movies sometimes referred to as Older Classic Westerns in Black & White usually.
All of the above is done from my seating as it's done with a Remote control.
I'll do something for you so this makes much more sense.
I'll go down and actually mask things and take some quick pictures so you can see what I'm actually referring to above.
The above are examples of 4-way masking.
And with me owning the screen I do I can watch any movie no matter what Aspect Ratio it is and it looks just fine.
I sit 12' 6" from the 123" 16x9 Firehawk 1.35 Gain Screen.
No matter what I'm looking/viewing it all looks just fine and 4K Ultra High Definition looks totally awesome.
Hope the above helps understanding masking,