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Blacking out unused screen area

Discussion in 'Projectors, Screens & Video Processors' started by binbag, Jul 27, 2005.

  1. binbag

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    I have a DRH slimline manual pull down screen. Since I changed from a 4:3 CRT to a 16:9 DLP ive got about foot on either side and 2ft at the top of the viewing area that is a) unused and b) white!

    What is the best way to black out this part of the screen so it will still retract and pull down unhindered? I've considered painting it - matt black car spray primer anyone? Fabulon - thats sticky black plastic to those of us that use the word horny in the same sentence as Valerie Singleton. Strips of Flok tape? Anyone tried anything else?

    All contributions welcome, especially experiences.
     
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    can you get black velvet material in 2inch strips, from an arts shop. I think that would be ideal.
     
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    I've got a temporary screen made form an Ikea blind. I've added a black boarder by painting with indian ink. It has caused a bit of a ripple but will do for now.

    It was the only material I could think of that would be a) thin so as not to affect the roll-up b) not have its own (thermal) expansion like plastic tape might and c) Cheap!

    Here's a piccy. It looks patchy but in a darkened room it looks uniformly black!
     

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    how about black duct tape?
     
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    The duct tape will ahve a different thermal expansion co-efficient to the screen material (Probably) and will cause ripples (definately!)

    I tried a bit of insulation tape and it was rubbish!
     
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    I've got hold of a small pull down screen to play with. Once the kids are back at school I'll give it a go and report back.
     
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    First time Home cinema virgin Using a SONY Bravia HDMI VPL-AW10

    IKEA TUPPLUR roller blind (180cm wide giving 90" screen) works a treat! £18.99 also available in 200cm. Wood lat seemed to take the waviness out of material especially as it is a lined blackout blind.

    I'm planning on trialling the black border - with some form of dye...

    I'm looking for ideas re sound system.:hiya:
     
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    Try 2" wide sticky backed black velcro (fluffy side only) got mine from Dunelm for around £2 per mtr.
     
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    try the grey side the PQ is miles better than the white textured front ! i have the tuplar 200cm version 80" image :thumbsup:

    i might try some velvet attached to it to add a border but for now it looks great.
    blacks arent the best because even the grey side it s a bit too light imo (ohh and my walls are light blue !) but for day time viewing its perfect.
     
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    John Lewis sell black sticky backed felt :)
     

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