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Beamax Projection Screens (and Masking)

Discussion in 'Projectors, Screens & Video Processors' started by jamesgrahamuk, Oct 14, 2004.

  1. jamesgrahamuk

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    During what may turn out to be an epic length of time waiting for my new Panasonic 700 PJ I am busying myself with equipment moves, rewiring, a spot of redecoration and, of course, deciding on a screen.

    At the moment, I am leaning towards the 6ft Beamax A-Series, a 16:9 Matt White fixed screen. HiFiBitz are doing them for about £330 - which seems fine to me.

    I would be interested to hear comments from anybody out there familiar with Beamax screens.

    Also, I was wondering about masking (for 2.35:1, 4:3, etc). Seeing as any manufactured solution to this seems to carry an outrageous cost I was thinking along the lines of cutting some plyboard to size (two vertical masks and two horizontals), covering them in black felt and then employing something low-tech like press-studs, catches or even velcro to fix them in place when required.

    Has anybody tried anything similair? Perhaps you could give me some pointers.
     
  2. pgre

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    Hi..

    I just got a Beamax A frame screen.. after having a few problems with some of their R- Black series.. and got a cheaper upgarde..

    The A Frames instructions are not that great.. but its been great so far now its mounted on the wall..

    I haven't ever needed to look at any more masking.. in a darkened room it looks great anyway with mt TX1000
     
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    So do these screens require assembly?
     
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    Yep.. They come in a longish box..

    4 Aluminium parts to the frame.. a little screwing is required.. once you have figured out what they don't tell you in the manual.

    Then you have to thread some poles through the screen fbric and it secures to the frame using some tensioned rubbers..

    It didn't take that long to assemble it.. but you will need some space to do it.

    Looks good once its up.. my misus said it just looked like a large plasma screen..
     
  5. jamesgrahamuk

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    pgre,

    I just got my one delivered today and I started to assemble it at lunchtime but I'm back in work now.

    You are right about the vague instructions. There is a bundle of screws and metal brackets (other than the two that fix to the top of the frame) that the instructions don't even mention.

    What the hell are they for?

    Also, how have you fixed your screen to the wall? I was expecting some sort of fixing to be included in the package.
     
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    Have you managed to get it up yet!!!!!!!!!!
     
  7. jamesgrahamuk

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    Saucy!

    ;)

    Yes, I now have it fixed to the wall and it looks great - just waiting for the AE700 now...

    :(
     

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