1.85:1 & 16:9

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  1. Rex.G

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    Should you see small black bars when watching a 1.85:1 film on a calibrated 16:9 screen??
     
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    In most cases, you won't see any black bars due to overscan, which is typically anywhere from 2-5%, but sometimes higher. If you were to manually adjust overscan on your display and reduce it to 0 (which most people would recommend against) THEN you would see the black bars.

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    if you are talking about a rear pj yes you should see black bars because the wide screen format on those sets have is 1:78.1 hdtv is a little bigger hight wise then the 1:85 screen .cheers
     
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    Greetings

    If your overscan is at about 2% or so ... then you should be able to see the black bars on some 1.85:1 films.

    On other 1.85 films, they just open up the top and bottom and reformat the film to 1.78 ...

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