First HD TV on its way, help with burn in and masking please.

Discussion in 'Displays' started by Arthur S, Aug 29, 2004.

  1. Arthur S

    Arthur S Cinematographer

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    After 15 years I finally pulled the trigger on a rear projector. I have seen many posts discussing burn in and also about "masking". I'd like to keep the RP from burn in and I would like to know about "masking".

    All comments are welcome.

    Thanks

    Artie
     
  2. Steve Schaffer

    Steve Schaffer Producer

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  3. John S

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    On the masking, just get a fair amount of black fabrick and be creative. Lots of aspect ratio's these days, so a good easy to use masking system, actually takes a lot more work and fore thought than you may think.

    I plan to use masking in the future, but somebody I know has been working on it, and always just when he thinks he has it, he comes across a new aspect ratio he has not been confronted with. lol
     
  4. RobertC

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    John
    What is masking.I do not know what it is or what it is use for.

    Regards
    RobertC
     
  5. John S

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    Masking, is simply making it so nothing but the actual display area can be seen. You have to move your masking per aspect ratio being viewed.

    In other words, you no longer see black bars at the side, or the top and bottom, as the masking comes all the way to the actual display area. You no longer see the TV either.


    I probably didn't explain it very well.
     

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