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Contemplating 2.35:1 Screen

Re: Contemplating 2.35:1 Screen
« Reply #15 on: December 20, 2019, 08:49:55 AM »
I was kidding. :)
LOL...hard to tell from the typed word. Now that you say that I can totally see it when reading it again :)
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Re: Contemplating 2.35:1 Screen
« Reply #16 on: January 03, 2020, 11:33:08 PM »
I got the screen hung tonight. Took a bit of engineering work since I had to move it 2.75 inches away from the wall so it could fit in front of my windows that aren't in use. I'll post some pictures tomorrow. I will say this...it's way freaking bigger than my old screen and will take a little getting used to. 
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Re: Contemplating 2.35:1 Screen
« Reply #17 on: January 04, 2020, 09:46:29 AM »
You'll get used to the new size quicker than you think I bet. 
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Re: Contemplating 2.35:1 Screen
« Reply #18 on: January 04, 2020, 10:21:01 AM »
Before:

https://i.imgur.com/1Lwke34.jpg
Contemplating 2.35:1 Screen


Screen Down:

https://i.imgur.com/SlmE3k2.jpg
Contemplating 2.35:1 Screen


I forgot to take a picture with the construction. I had to do a build out of 2.75" from the wall since the screen has to move in front of the black treatments on the right and left of the yellow area.

After: 
https://i.imgur.com/m0G6bsP.jpg
Contemplating 2.35:1 Screen






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Re: Contemplating 2.35:1 Screen
« Reply #19 on: January 05, 2020, 04:53:54 AM »
Greetings,

Congrats Dave! The new setup looks great. Looking forward to checking it out next visit. :) 

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Re: Contemplating 2.35:1 Screen
« Reply #20 on: January 05, 2020, 06:28:50 AM »
Before:

https://i.imgur.com/1Lwke34.jpg
Contemplating 2.35:1 Screen


Screen Down:

https://i.imgur.com/SlmE3k2.jpg
Contemplating 2.35:1 Screen


I forgot to take a picture with the construction. I had to do a build out of 2.75" from the wall since the screen has to move in front of the black treatments on the right and left of the yellow area.

After:
https://i.imgur.com/m0G6bsP.jpg
Contemplating 2.35:1 Screen

You will be surprised at how quickly you get used to the larger size, but I bet it takes a long time to wipe the smile off your face, every time you fire up a scope movie. :) 
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Re: Contemplating 2.35:1 Screen
« Reply #21 on: January 05, 2020, 07:12:19 AM »
You will be surprised at how quickly you get used to the larger size, but I bet it takes a long time to wipe the smile off your face, every time you fire up a scope movie. :)
Mike,

I watched "13 Hours" on UHD and "Minority Report" on Blu-ray yesterday. Totally blown away by both films visual impact on the much larger screen. And you're right...big smile on my face. :D
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Re: Contemplating 2.35:1 Screen
« Reply #22 on: January 05, 2020, 12:21:02 PM »
Great upgrade! When I was contemplating which AR screen to go with, I remember reading that something like 75% of all Hollywood movies are shot in an anamorphic aspect ratio, so it only made sense to go with a scope screen. Plus, scope content was created specifically to be "larger" than the flat AR other Hollywood films use. So using a scope screen more accurately represents how the film makers want us to experience their work. TVs unfortunately do it backwards and make it so scope content is smaller. 
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Re: Contemplating 2.35:1 Screen
« Reply #23 on: January 06, 2020, 06:56:02 PM »
I've been brainstorming ideas for side masking. One idea I've been kicking around is to get mini barn door rollers (3 ft) and place them on the right and left side above my screen. For the "doors," I'd wrap velvet around some panels (either 1/2 wood or possibly foam core) and then "roll" them into place depending on the aspect ratio of the content. What do you guys think of this idea? Any pitfalls you can think of?
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Re: Contemplating 2.35:1 Screen
« Reply #24 on: January 06, 2020, 08:22:29 PM »
Do you have room for them on either side ? If so that is a clever idea. 
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Re: Contemplating 2.35:1 Screen
« Reply #25 on: January 06, 2020, 09:03:54 PM »
Do you have room for them on either side ? If so that is a clever idea.
Yes, I have the room. I'd have to do a slight build out that would go above the screen, and then out front of the screen, but I think it's possible. One concern is making the panels the right weight so they would be durable enough for long term use. I have a friend who is extremely handy and I'm going to ask him to come over and give it a look and get his thoughts. I really wish there was a way to make them motorized :)
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Re: Contemplating 2.35:1 Screen
« Reply #26 on: January 07, 2020, 03:57:01 AM »
I've been brainstorming ideas for side masking. One idea I've been kicking around is to get mini barn door rollers (3 ft) and place them on the right and left side above my screen. For the "doors," I'd wrap velvet around some panels (either 1/2 wood or possibly foam core) and then "roll" them into place depending on the aspect ratio of the content. What do you guys think of this idea? Any pitfalls you can think of?
Agree - that is a clever idea!

I worked with my wife to make black velvet curtains, attached to a black curtain road above the screen.  I had to insert a wooden dowel along the inside edges to give a straight line when they're drawn in.  Gets the job done easily and cheaply.

But I do like your idea better, although in my case, due to a cathedral ceiling at the front wall, I'm not sure I'd have space for it, even if I had thought of it at the time.

Re: Contemplating 2.35:1 Screen
« Reply #27 on: January 07, 2020, 08:55:04 AM »
Agree - that is a clever idea!

I worked with my wife to make black velvet curtains, attached to a black curtain road above the screen.  I had to insert a wooden dowel along the inside edges to give a straight line when they're drawn in.  Gets the job done easily and cheaply.

But I do like your idea better, although in my case, due to a cathedral ceiling at the front wall, I'm not sure I'd have space for it, even if I had thought of it at the time.
I did a closer inspection last night and I don't think it will work without completely redoing my front wall (a project I really don't feel like tackling right now). I may do some temporary manual masks and decide to tackle the bigger project in the future. 
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Re: Contemplating 2.35:1 Screen
« Reply #28 on: January 07, 2020, 11:38:48 AM »
I did a closer inspection last night and I don't think it will work without completely redoing my front wall (a project I really don't feel like tackling right now). I may do some temporary manual masks and decide to tackle the bigger project in the future.
Weighted drop down black velvet fabric. You would only have two sizes, scope and 16:9 size.
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Re: Contemplating 2.35:1 Screen
« Reply #29 on: January 12, 2020, 02:47:21 PM »
Here are the screen size difference between old and new:

https://i.imgur.com/XvSkasm.png
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