Beamax M series alternatives

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  1. robfitzp

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    Hi

    Looking at buying a Beamax M series electric - undecided between normal and tab tensioned.

    Will be used in a living room not a pitch black cinema room. Anyone have any experience of the high contrast screen material available as an alternative to 1.5 matte white?

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    Hi Rob,

    The high contrast fabric will help bring out the colours in a situation where there's a lot of ambient light.
    Should you use the screen mainly in the evenings, which means fairly dark, matte white would be a good option.

    The right choice als depends on your projector (especially ansi lumen output and contrast level).

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    Hi Otto

    Thanks for your reply.

    It is used mainly in the evenings with curtains closed so is fairly dark, though not pitch black as some on here achieve - white ceiling, neutral coloured walls etc.

    Projector is currently a sony hs10 but that will be replaced later this year with a panasonic ae1000 or similar.

    Do you do the tab tensioned with high contrast?

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    Hi Rob,

    The tab-tensioned can indeed be made with the high contrast fabric.

    Both fabrics have there advantages, where high contrast will deepen the colours, especially during the day (and it will reduce the effects from ambient light). Matt white would give the most natural colours overall and performs better as there is less and less ambient light.

    For the Panasonic, there is no need to take a high contrast fabric to improve the black levels (as you would with low contrast-ratio projectors).

    If you need any other info, please let me know,

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    Thanks Otto.

    Re tab or not tab, the screen will be hung in front of a window in the ceiling to drop down in front of the curtains, i.e. it will not be hanging against a wall. Does the tab tensioned version have any advantages in this regard?

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    Hanging from a wall or from the ceiling the tab tensioning system should make a difference as it should pull the material tight from both sides keeping a perfectly flat surface wherever it is.

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