DIY Matte Question

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  1. Matt*B

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    Hey all,

    I have read about people applying a matte to the edges of their tv's to enhance contrast, etc. However, if i have a widescreen TV, and the DVD is 16x9 enhanced, and in turn, properly filling the entire screen, would there still be any benefit to applying a matte beyond the edge of the screen/tv? I ask this because from what I understand it helps reduce glare on the "black bar" portion of the screen that would be there....

    Anyone have any pics of their Homemade Mattes?


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    Matte
     
  2. Stephen Hopkins

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    There would be no advantage if you're watching 1.77 or 1.85 material that completely fills the screen. If you're watching material that doesn't fill the screen (2:1, 2.2:1, 2.35:1, 4:3, ect) then maskint the black area could help.
     
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    Hello,

    The actual ratio of a widescreen TV is 16x9 - and a 1.77 AR will fill it perfetly. Now, a 1.85 fills the whole screen.... how is that so? Overscan?

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    Ya overscan usually makaes 1.85 material fill the screen completely. Also usually makes anamorphic 1.66:1 material fill the screen entirely.
     

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