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So I'm looking at at:

135 inch 16:9 screen -$175

139 inch 16:10 screen - $190ish


How will 16:9 content look on the 16:10 screen? Does that mean I'll get black bars? And how about 2.35:1 content? I know I'll get bars, but will the image be slightly bigger on a 16:10 because of that extra space?


I'm mainly getting the screen for my movie watching, tv shows, and very slight gaming. It's just a few dollars difference AND I'll get a few inches more (that's what she said). Will I experience any adverse effects if I go w/ the 16:10?
 

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Originally Posted by stevedawg85  /t/1415620/will-viewing-content-on-16-10-projector-screen-make-a-difference#post_22131249


So I'm looking at at:

135 inch 16:9 screen -$175

139 inch 16:10 screen - $190ish


How will 16:9 content look on the 16:10 screen? Does that mean I'll get black bars?
If you have a standard FHD projector (1920x1080) Yes: either the top and/or the bottom of the screen won't be illuminated, or (if you zoom the image) the sides of the image will be cut off.
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And how about 2.35:1 content? I know I'll get bars, but will the image be slightly bigger on a 16:10 because of that extra space?
If you zoom the projected widescreen image to fill the screen to its edges, there will be larger areas at top and/or bottom which are not illuminated by the projector. Some people like to cover the non-illuminated screen areas with a dark non-reflective cloth, similar to what's done in commercial movie theaters. This usually works more easily with screens which have a 2.35:1 size ratio to start with.
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I'm mainly getting the screen for my movie watching, tv shows, and very slight gaming. It's just a few dollars difference AND I'll get a few inches more (that's what she said). Will I experience any adverse effects if I go w/ the 16:10?
Unless you have a 16:10 projector (i.e. one intended primarily for use with computers instead of home theater), parts of it won't be illuminated. If you watch much 4:3 ratio source material, you would be able to zoom them to get a slightly taller image, though.


I'd suggest saving your pennies and spending them on a quality Blu-ray movie
 
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