Originally Posted by adrenalin
I dont think you got my point either. Was just saying the black bars on a huge screen doesnt hurt your experience as much as it does on a 65"-75". Not sure how the 21:9 works on the new yamahas but Id like to regain as much screen real estate as possible (if at all possible).
Hell, Im on a 60" plasma right now!
I know exactly what you are saying, and what you want to do.
What I'm attempting to explain to you is I HAVE a Yamaha RX-A3050 and a 16:9 display (Pioneer Kuro)
and the "21:9" support does NOTHING to magically eliminate black bars/letterbox on widescreen movies.
It still has "Black Bars" aka Letterbox when playing a movie in widescreen format on a 16:9 display
The Yamaha literature is misleading, it will only support native 21:9 material through to a display with native 2560 x 1080 resolution.
as I've already stated, widescreen bluray movies are 16:9 (1920 x 1080) Not 21:9
the black bars are part of the image sent by your BD player.
Some TV's/Monitors have a stretch/fill option, but that destroys the Original Aspect Ratio
(and no, a new Yamaha AVR will not add that ability to your current display if you don't have it.)
That's a huge bastardization of the image!
Black Bars exist for a reason, to maintain the OAR (Original Aspect Ratio)
For decades now Directors have been outraged when their OAR movies have been altered for 4:3
televisions by lopping off the sides of the image or using a pan and scan edit of the original film.
If you want MORE screen,
get a projector and screen for movies and use your TV for cable.