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Are you upgrading from a blackout blind?

Discussion in 'Projectors, Screens & Video Processors' started by Clint C, Jun 21, 2004.

  1. Clint C

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    Chaps, bit of a long shot but is anyone moving on from a blackout blind to a proper screen? If so I'd be interested in your blackout blind as long as it was at least 179cm wide by 2 metres(ish) in length... oh and preferably white or cream in colour.

    Ikea's doing my head in as they never seem to have the 2 metre wide Tupplar in stock. :rolleyes:

    Thanks
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    IMO you should get (or build) a "proper" screen. Blackout blinds are a poor substitute in my experience.

    You owe it to your lovely NEC ;).
     
  3. Clint C

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    Thanks for the reply Kramer but I'm actually after a blackout blind to keep the light out of my lounge, not to use as a screen.

    I got hold of a screen from work for free :thumbsup: but it's got a ripple in it and it's driving me bonkers and as I've had no joy from this post what I'm thinking of doing is buying a proper screen as there doesn't seem to be much price difference from anywhere else due to the size requirements and using the "free" screen as a blackout blind.

    Thanks all anyway.
    Clint.

    P.S. I still love my HT1100 :D :D :D .
     
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    Sorry, my mistake :blush:

    It would probably (actually, definitely) more expensive but you could get one made up from any local blind company. You could just buy the material & make one up yourself too.

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    No probs buddy. As the missus is feeling my pain about not being able to watch bugger all on the pj till it gets dark I've struck a deal with her whereby I finish our bathroom redecoration before the end of July (all of which had started in January :blush: ) and she'll buy me a pucker screen... can't argue with that now can I! ;)

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    Complete U-turn, decided to go for this to blackout my room instead.

    Top forum.
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    Should work out nicely & more importantly, far cheaper (leaves more spare cash for "boys' toys" :smashin: ).

    Let us know how it works out.

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    Mate it's worked out nicely. The sun's beating on the front bay window this morning and I can close the door and achieve almost total blackout in there... superb result.

    I recommend this method to anyone looking to "black out" their room. Blackout material and velcro, so simple and so effective. At last I can watch some films in the day :clap: :clap: :clap: .

    Thanks again to this forum.
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    8.30am with the sun beating down on your window but totally dark inside. Sounds like a result. Now fire up that NEC, grab a can from the fridge & settle into a nice movie.............'tis Sunday after all :zonked:.

    Glad it worked out nicely :)
     

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