Barco Residential

AV Science represents Barco Residential for the ultimate home cinema.

Barco Residential brings the pinnacle of image technology to the high-end home. Their state-of-the-art products and technologies are designed, developed and manufactured in their design centers in Belgium and Norway. They are designed from the ground up with one goal in mind – to create the best possible Architectural Digital Canvases that enable the most Immersive Entertainment and Cultural Experiences for Customers to share with Loved Ones in the world’s most exquisite homes and yachts.

From purpose-built lenses and optics, to custom-made electronics processing and boards, all parts are custom crafted. Their full glass lenses, for instance, are carefully selected so that they can guarantee their glass is of the best quality.


Most movies in commercial theaters that are released today are in 2.39:1 format, commonly referred to as Cinemascope. Enabling a true cinematic experience, Barco Residential is unique in offering true CinemaScope projectors for the residential market.

Their CinemaScope technology features a unique automatic aspect ratio detection function, which analyzes the incoming source and detects the “Content Aspect Ratio” to then automatically scale the image to fit the 5,120×2,160 resolution and change back to 16:9 3,840×2,160 resolution for content in that format. It will even change aspect ratio when a CinemaScope format movie has a menu outside the active picture frame. You can also manually switch between the different formats, and manually set the aspect ratio you would like to use.