Here’s an article that Ross Rhoades, regional sales manager for the south central area, wrote for a dealer newsletter. We liked it and wanted to share it with you as well. — Lee
You may choose to keep the black bars on 4:3 sources, or decide to stretch or zoom that picture to fill the whole screen. Nearly all recent projectors include one or more viewing modes that fill out the screen’s width by stretching, zooming or both stretching and zooming the image. While most people find this effect acceptable for non-critical viewing, many aren’t thrilled when their presentation gets noticeably stockier. See the images below to get an idea of how these picture adjustments might look.
Keeping your old projector and screen to view content in a newer format can be a big distraction by giving you the choice between black bars on the side of your screen, or a somewhat fuzzier picture. Updating your Screen and Projector will allow your images to be sized to fit the screen.