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Are you happy with your Draper

Discussion in 'Projectors, Screens & Video Processors' started by Spooksta, Sep 14, 2003.

  1. Spooksta

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    Just wondering whos has a Draper screen and are you happy with it.?
     
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    Sold mine and bought an owl (few problems with this one as well) due to wrinkles.
     
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    It cracks me up. Most folk here say ditch your super cheapy blackout blind and get a 'pro' screen for 'pro' money and then they complain that they have wrinkles. If I spent the kind of money you guys have spent on a quality screen and then it started to develop wrinkles I would be going ape. Get on the phone and demand a replacement.
     
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    Another vote for blackout blinds here. Not being in a position at the time I bought my PJ to splash on a screen I paid £40 to Homebase for a 7' wide blind.

    Does the job. Got wrinkles in it now though :( But hey, for the price of a proper screen I can get maybe 4 or 5 of these.

    Would like to see a proper screen in action to compare tho.

    Just my tuppence...

    Chris
     
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    Firstly most of us are complaining (if you look at my other thread) to get this sorted. Secondly, for me at least, I have to have an electric drop down screen (not for pose value but due to positioning) so blackout blinds are not an option.

    Like with everything else though you get what you pay for and a £300 screen is not likely to be perfectly flat but the viewing surface will generally give better results. Move to an £600+ screen and you get everything but unfortunately sometimes items develop faults.
     
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    my draper also has ripples and its driving me nuts, i would like to make my own screen but the way my cinema room is ots not an option:(
     
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    Messiah: Fair enough but if i'm paying for a 300 quid screen then I want it perfectly flat for a good number of years. If your getting ripples and have to live with it for that kind of money then your better off painting your wall. At least that won't wrinkle/warp.

    What kind if warranties come with these things anyway?
     
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    It seems to me (from my own experience) that pull down screens are susceptible to wrinkles no matter the brand.

    I removed my the fabric from my screen(Da-lite) and built a wooden frame and stapled the fabric to the frame. The downside is the frame did give a little so I had to re-attach the screen to the frame after 1 month. No ripples though and super taught.
     
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    Anyone know if room atmospherics have a part to play?

    Eg. heat, humidity etc,. Does a more stable environment play a big part in keeping a screen ripple free.

    If you had a screen over a radiator, for example, I would image this would have a detrimental effect.

    Chris L
     
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    Well ive had my draper for 3 weeks now and ive noticed if its rolled up a few days then i bring it down it shows banding where it was rolled. So at the moment ive left it down for a week and it looks fine. I recon leaving them rolled up is not good. Im lucky enough to be able to leave it down all the time.
     
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    Be interesting to see if there is a pattern in problems here.

    My cheapie blackout blind is rolled up and down on a daily basis as it's in my main lounge, not a dedicated HC room.

    Chris
     
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    Hi,

    I've had my 72" Draper Luma since the start of the year it has a wrinkle in the top left hand corner its not too bad but noticeable on panning shots from time to time.

    I would say its not bad for the money but I do wish I had spent the extra and bought an Owl screen at the time.

    Klippie.
     
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    I don't have ripples. If you read my post I said I got rid of my Draper in favour of an Owl because the Draper had ripples. I have different problems with my Owl :(
     
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    Had a 106" draper baronet for 18months, thanks to Joe at tmf.

    absolute dream, best bit of kit in my set-up.
    only two problems, a mosquito and a fly are now squashed on there, so need to do a bit of careful cleaning.
     

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