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17:9 displays?
Lately I was thinking about the fact that 17:9 is (almost) the "perfect" ratio for UAR that uses 1.78:1 and 2.39:1; sure, it will have both sides black (pillarbox) when the open matte is full, still in many instances the UAR "cross" would touch all the sides - wherever within 16:9 frame it touches only the sides, leaving black borders on top and bottom...

Anyway, I started to look around for 17:9 displays, and so far what I discovered is:
  • 2K projectors (2048x1080) were released only as cinema projector (read: $$$$)
  • 4K projectors (4096x2160) consumers are only available as LCOS (AFAIK) - D-ILA by JVC, SXRD by Sony, starting around 5000$; they are available also as cinema projector ($$$$+$)
  • 2K flat panels I didn't find any
  • 4K flat panels I found only relatively small monitors (up to 31"), not counting the wet dream of many, the Panasonic 152" plasma sold brand new a bit south of 700,000$ - but found used at bargain price of 40,000€
Is anyone aware of any LED/OLED/plasma display (old models too) starting from at least 50" size?
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OK, after a year, I made my homeworks and I'm answering by myself, because nobody did it! Happy

EDIT: moved the lists here
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thank you very much spoRv for the listings
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My Sony SXRD VP is the 270ES and is also 4096x2160 real 4K, so about 17/9 as well.
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Added, thanks!

Strange that is not listed on projectorcentral.com!
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You're missing others from Sony, or maybe different names in different markets? Since I bought my 270ES late March, it's been replaced by the 290ES last summer. There's also the 590, 790, 890, etc. Basically, the *70ES series has been updated with the *90ES series recently. They all are natively 4096x2160.
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Thanks! I updated and revised the list, taking out only the -B (black) and -W (white) from the models.

JVC uses different names for the same model marketed in USA and Europe; Sony too; but I left there all models; I could make an addendum of the "a.k.a." models - Barco/Christie for example, or Cineversum that it's JVC etc.
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Some more 17:9 displays added.

Also added some new links; take a look at them for interesting info!

EDIT: moved the lists and links into a new thread: https://fanrestore.com/thread-4372.html
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