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AE 100 screen gain?

Discussion in 'Projectors, Screens & Video Processors' started by magking, Jun 13, 2002.

  1. magking

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    Hallo
    I have just ordered a Panasonic PT AE 100.
    I have asked for some screen prices on Projecta screens.
    My question is which gain should the screen have?

    It's a 16:9 screen, 160cm wide and 90cm high, my room don't allow any bigger:(
    The room will be fully darkened when i wach movies.
    What else do i need?
    I going to buy a P-scan DVD player maybe the Philips 962 from Hong kong, or Denon DVD 3800 if it gets god tests and is hacable like the 2800.
    Will i need a Component to VGA adaptor, everybody seem to say this is better?
    Any tips is aprichiated.:)
     
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    I think you want a screen with no gain, if you get a screen with any gain it makes blacks worse with this pj.

    Most people with the AE100 prefer a grey screen.
     
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    OK.
    That was wat i thought, but the screen salesman said i should have some gain. But I will rather buy on other peoples experience.
    Keep em coming.
     
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    Take a look at www.direkt2u.co.uk I bought my screen from here, I went for a 80" white 16:9 screen modelb.

    JSW

    I thought a white wall had some gain :confused:
    I'm not sure how many people are using grey screens, they are quite expensive, mdf painted with Dulux ice storm 5 & 6 mixed has proved populer.
     
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    buy a da-lite cinema vision if you cant afford a greyhawk, these are grey screens with a little gain, i really wouldnt go for a white screen with gain though, as the black levels on this projector aren't the greatest.

    i tried a da-lite cinema vision with my plus that has a slightly better CR than the ae100 and it made a big difference.

    personally i think that the better you get your contrast ratio the more punch your picture seems to get , so punch doesnt have to be bright.
    700 ansi is plenty bright enough, look at the CRTs they only kick out 250-500 and people rarely complain about them not being bright enough.

    My plus had a CR of about 600:1 and i tried a 1.3 gain screen cause it was a great price, but it only stayed up for 2 days, black level is more impotant to me.

    just my opinion , sure others will put me right though ;)
     
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    Timh,

    I'm using a home made screen made from a 6ft Blackout rollerblind, painted icestorm 6 and its great. Icestorm 5 would deff be better though.
     
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    JSW

    My Brother uses 5 & 6 mixed 50 50 on MDF with a sanyo PLV-30, with good results.
    He found 5 just a little light for blacks, and just six was a bit too dark.
     
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    Other way round 5 is darker than 6 with 1 being darkest :)
     
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    How would this one be? http://www.projecta.nl/electric.htm
    Cinema electrol, matt white, 1 gain
    or
    Cinelpro electrol , same as above, thicker and heavier

    As i live in Norway there is few places to buy home cinema screens. The place that i bought all my other equipment has Projecta screens ( projecta is owned by Da lite) and if possible i would buy a screen from them.
    Any opinions on the above mentioned screens?
     
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    there is your answer then.

    i beleive when tested the icestorm 6 gave a gain of about 0.8.
    search on avs for icestorm and you should find the post.

    this is a good way to go, using ice storm, can you have a fixed screen ??

    using mdf painted seems to give good results.

    or is this going in a living room where things have to be hidden ??
     
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    I can't use a fixed screen without moving my TV. I was planning to have my TV behind the screen when i watched movies. As i live at home and have got to have everything in my bedroom, 3,5m*4,5m. I have no other place to put the TV, so a electric screen is the best for me.
     

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    oopps :blush:
     
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