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Can silver screens be used with CRT?

Discussion in 'Projectors, Screens & Video Processors' started by John Watts, Jul 18, 2005.

  1. John Watts

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    Hi all,
    As in the title of the thread Can silver screens be used with CRT projectors ( i have a Barco data 800 ).

    Also what are the benefits of silver screens as opposed to white ones?
    Cheers for any help,
    John.
     
  2. Gary Lightfoot

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    Hi John,

    These links might help a bit:

    http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?t=240074&highlight=silver+screen

    http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?t=262466&highlight=silver+screen

    if your CRT doesn't have the contrats modulation circuit, and the screen has a high gain, it might cause some odd colouration problems. I did post a link about Torus screens on the CRT forum and that had some pics of certain effects so it might have some info that might be helpfull.

    Why are you thinking of using silver instead of white? It may be similar to a grey screen and help reduce the effects of ambient light especially if it has some gain to it.

    Gary.
     
  3. John Watts

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    Hi Gary,

    Thanks for the reply.
    I was thinking of getting a 1.5 gain silver screen for sale or trade on the for sale ad's for use with my Barco.

    I'll read your links and decide then.
    Thanks again mate for all the help,
    Regards,
    John.
     
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    Hi John,

    I'd be interested in what you decide to do and how it looks on the Barco, so if you remember can you post the results?

    Thanks

    Gary.
     

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