Does it make sense to switch between two screens?

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  1. Jack Ferry

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    I just finished my free X1 demo (great program - I highly recommend it!), and I'm beginning to see that switching between 4:3 and 16:9 may not be a simple matter of putting some masking on the edges of my DIY 16:9 screen.

    Considering how inexpensively I can build a screen from blackout material, should I consider building two separate screens and then switch back and forth as needed? I plan to (probably) use some type of hook and chain system for hanging the screen anyway since there will be times when I want to remove it. (I'm going with velvet curtains behind the screen to create a false wall - I can't go back to the real wall due to an angled fireplace.)

    Has anyone else tried this?

    Thanks!
     
  2. PhilBoy

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    How big a screen (height)?

    If it's not too big a quick fix for a screen mask could be installing a black roller blind on each side of the screen...
     
  3. Evan M

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    Eh.. nevermind.
     

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