I'm looking at a posting (7/10/2016, 202 0f 208) you made regarding speaker comparisons. In this posting you showed an "expanded" image (probably 2.20:1 ratio) on a wide screen. I have a similar setup to your top image (JVX x500r) projecting onto a silverscreen 110" HDTV screen. I live with the black bands and have added some home-made black cropping barriers. I've already fully used my wall's horizontal area. There is NO additional horizontal dimension. Am I safe concluding that the expansion you've shown would require a still wider screen along with the "magic" of zooming and added panamorph lenses? I'm not unhappy with my setup, but if I'm misunderstanding what is needed to vertically fill my screen, I would be very pleased to be redirected.
[FYI: I've fallen in love with the REVEL Performa3 F206s and related center after many comparisons. I am trying to get a good deal from my local dealer for my living room setup, focusing on music and TV. I'm a long-time Infinity owner and Interlude 40s, IL36, Inf 12" Sub and PSB surrounds fill my theater room. They're not going anywhere for now]
[This should have been a PM but I'm prohibited until a get a few more posts. Sorry everyone.]
Family: LG65" EF9500, Yamaha RXA860, Parasound 5125, Revel F206, Revel Center, Fluance Surrounds and presence, Rythmic L12 Sub, DirecTv
Theater: JVC-DLAx500r, Pioneer SC71, Infinity Interlude IL40, IL36, PSB Surrounds, Oppo 103D, Aura Bass Transduces, Silver Ticket 120" Screen