No More TV Black Bars!

Have you ever watched a great movie and thought, “Oh, I wish I didn’t have to see those black bars on the top and bottom?” You are not alone! At DJS, we help customers eliminate their black bars in several innovative ways.

Today’s TV video is produced in HDTV format with a 16:9 or 1.78 ratio of width to height. Often this is the same for DVD and streaming content. And today, many movie studios produce in Cinema Wide format with a 2.35:1 ratio of width to height. Your TV or projector has no choice but to put black (or gray) bars above and below this shorter image if it is to fit in the same width as your TV or projection screen.

Planar 84" TV

What you want is a “constant height” HD video. DJS gives our customers several ways to improve their video experience. For projection screen TV, DJS can fit your projector with a unique lens which makes the wide image fill the screen. This works to fill the screen and give you constant height.

Today’s modern projectors have “lens memory, ” allowing them to fill the screen regardless of whether the input is HDTV or Wide. Paired with a masking system that makes the screen fit the video, your projector and screen combination give you the constant height you are looking for.

Our partner, Screen Innovations Inc., is the acknowledged worldwide leader in high-quality projection screens. And they are based right here in Austin, Texas! Visit Recently, SI released IntelliMask, the world’s most innovative screen masking system. See a video here:

Another solution is a video wall, which is a tiled approach to the video display. Businesses may install video walls in hotel conference rooms, education centers, restaurants, and bars. With our 2×3 TV screen video wall in our showroom, customers can watch regular HDTV video on the 2×2 array and enjoy two more video sources on the remaining two screens. This way, you can keep track of other games or news feeds on the smaller screens.

And when it’s time to watch your Cinema Wide movie, our control system engages all 6 TVs for an actual 2.35:1 video experience. The effect is brilliant. See our video wall in action by viewing the images of our showroom.

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