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Masking the 4:3 light when 16:9 is selected on a native 4:3 pj

Discussion in 'Displays' started by JoeLEO, Jul 7, 2004.

  1. JoeLEO

    JoeLEO Auditioning

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    I have a BENQ pb6100 that I intend to use for stricly DVD viewing. I know that in this case I should have got a native 16:9 pj, but with budget restraint and the fact that I wanted to get my feet wet with pj's before I throw a lot of money at it I decided to go with a cheaper unit. The BENQ is actually great. It is defanitly bright enough, has tons of good features, and is very very quiet.

    However, it is a native 4:3 pj, and I use it in 16:9 mode for DVD's. There is obviously still visible light that gets prjected in the 4:3 frame. I want to get a 16:9 screen and obviously don't want to have light spilling over onto the wall. Do you guys think that if I put a black curtain around the screen it will hide this stray light? or could I mask the front of the pj to block out the light? Would doing this create too much heat or mess up the bulb in any way? Any suggestions are very welcome.
    Thanks
    Joe
     
  2. Max Leung

    Max Leung Producer

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    Both solutions would work very well. Masking in front of the lens is fine too, no worries about heat since most people have the masking a few inches in front anyways.
     
  3. DaveGTP

    DaveGTP Cinematographer

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    If you masked around it with a black curtain, or painted the wall black, that seems like it would do the job.
     

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