Screen size and type

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Tom Smith, Dec 15, 2001.

  1. Tom Smith

    Tom Smith Auditioning

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    Help!!! Aside from the obvious, a screen too big for the room, what size and aspect 1.33, 1.77 is the best to get. I will be using it for DVDs and HDTV as well as standard TV.

    I am looking for generalizations not specifics, Any help appreciated. Thanks Tom
     
  2. Jon_B

    Jon_B Screenwriter

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    First I would suggest you look through your dvd collection and take note of what aspect ratio each movie is in. A hdtv uses the 1:78:1 ratio. A lot of new movies are using a 2.35:1 aspect ratio. However, if you go with a screen using this aspect ratio, you'll have to mask it for movies that don't have that aspect ratio. Some people like going this way because it gives you more options.
    Check out these links for more info:
    http://www.projectorcentral.com/cons...cfm?ci=formats
    http://www.dolby.com/movies/m.in.0009.screensize.html
    Good Luck
    Jon
     

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