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The main issue is the different aspect ratios while streaming, and the fact I don't want to see the black bars. I would not worry about the lens motor, sure it could happen, but almost anything "can" happen.
If you go with a 16:9 screen, fairly intrusive and large black bars will appear for 2:1 and 2.35-2.4. A scope screen is better, even if not doing masking. The side bars are much less intrusive, and it's also easier to cover side bars (less bulky) as you can use side curtains or magnetic panels, or even just lean a panel against the screen and floor. To mask a 16:9 screen, requires either a motorized setup or manually dealing with some REALLY long horizontal magnetic panels (it's ok now and then but gets old fast).
You never know if something will be 16:9, 1.85, 2:1, or 2.35 - 2.4.
Scope screens = better for most people these days, generally speaking.
Last edited by coderguy; 02-14-2020 at 06:07 PM.