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Arrrg! DIY screen destroyed.

Discussion in 'Projectors, Screens & Video Processors' started by jtorry, Jun 5, 2004.

  1. jtorry

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    Well, not destroyed, but severely damamged. We have had people in doing the doors in the house and unknown to them behind the door in the bedroom is a nice home made projectoon screen. It only cost me about £40 for the parts as i used blackout cloth, but it took a fair few hours to build. Unfortunately it now has a fairly large door handle impression in the centre of the screen. It is silly to get worked up over something that cost so little, but when i saw it i was gutted. I probably should have made things clearer to the guy doing the work as it looks pretty much like a normal wall, unless you actually look properly at it. Seeing as i am going to have to recover it now, is there anything i could use that would be better than blackout cloth that wont cost a fortune? I am only using a Z1 so ultimate screen performance isn't needed. It is quite funny how the screen has survived a 4 year girl running round the place with paint and crayons and lived through double glazing instalation, but was defeated by a door.
     
  2. rob12770

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    not really, for the money, black out cloth is prolly the best choice, may i suggest you punch your painter in the ear, then if he then falls unconscious, rifle through his pockets an recoup your money.
     
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    I replaced my blackout cloth with some proper screen material with a gain of 1.2, but as Rob says, for the money, BO cloth is hard to beat.

    The proper screen material was a little whiter and brighter as expected, but unless you need something with a gain greater than unity, I'd go the BO cloth route again.

    Gary.
     

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