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Blackout blind ... where to buy

Discussion in 'Projectors, Screens & Video Processors' started by sounddog, Jun 18, 2003.

  1. sounddog

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    Okay ... all being well we're going to view / purchase second hand projector at the weeks - see the classified thread.

    Seen in the forums a few people saying they use blackout blinds to project onto - are these just standard white blinds ... and where do you get them from. Have looked on both Ikea and John Lewis's websites and both have them listed ... but only list narrow blinds. We need a 6ft wide blind ... anyone any idea where to buy one (preferable on a Sunday afternoon).

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    I got mine installed from a normal high street blind company, although I use is as a black out blind rather than a screen the screen drops down in front of it.
     
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    Thanks MrSafety ... i'd spotted that one but only said 80cm online ... will have to call in if I buy the projector and hope they have them in stock.

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    I have one of those Ikea blinds myself in preparation for my LPX.

    Although I'm also thinking I might try making a frame myself and then use blackout material... And I thought make the PJ decision was hard work...
     
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    Making a frame is easy and you can buy Blackout cloth from Remnant King. Something 2 metres wide should cost about 8 quid.
     
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    Your local Rosebys Curtain shop do 6' wide blackout blind for about £30 it's slightly grey giving a rather nice picture.(I was impressed anyway!)
     
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    Daft questions from a newbie - does balckout material work for rear projection screens? Or does it stop all the lights getting through?

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    It does work for rear projection but the resulting image is incredibly dark :devi
     
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    Thanks man -I'm just going to start trying material as none seems to be able to help me out.

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    Majik: I was joking about the blackout stuff for rear projection. If its good blackout stuff, you won't see a thing.
     
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    I once just used a cotton sheet for rear projection on stage. It wasn't brilliant quality but depends what you want to do. If you want good quality then a rear projection screen is going to cost you bigtime I think.

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    I got a blind from Focus DIY. Cost about £40. It's very white and has a screen like texture to it. Stays nice and flat as well when rolled down.To me it looks as good as a £200 screen to be honest. I reckon it must be about 70' as I cannot touch both ends with my hands stretched out (from memory). DVDs look damn big in my 14' x 12' lounge on it!

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