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Choice of screen / where to buy from?

Discussion in 'Projectors, Screens & Video Processors' started by MarkusThatch, Apr 29, 2005.

  1. MarkusThatch

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    Hi, I've got an infocus 4805 but am struggling to sort out a screen. My local av dealer suggested a screen with 79" diagonal - I'm wondering if a bigger screen would be realistic given type of projector I've got. Anyone got any advice? Also, I'm reluctant to buy a screen from web dealer, could buy from worcestershire, gloucestershire, south wales (cardiff, newport). Help! :lease:
     
  2. Timbo21

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    Why are you reluctant to buy from web? You can get some very good deals there.
    DRH (drhscreens.co.uk) do very cheap electric screens, or Grandview (at intoav.com) or Beamax (beamaxed.co.uk), which are a bit pricier, but have quieter motors. These companies will help you through installation & are very helpful.

    I myself am probably going to buy a fixed frame from carada.com in the U.S.
    There are a lot of very satisfied Carada customers on this forum & David Giles at
    Carada is very helpful & will talk you through whole process like correct screen size & gain for your pj. Check on infocus website to see what screen size will go
    with your throw distance on the 4805.

    Good luck,

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  3. Crivens

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    I myself pretty much buy everything on the web if it's over £50. These days shop prices are for people without a web connection. Total rip off in vast majority of cases. And with such tools as Dealtime, Unbeatable, and Kelkoo, then you have no excuse, especially with the 7 day rule. ie. if you want to return it within 7 days of getting it, then it doesn't matter why, they have to take it back. Something to do with you never actually had it in your hands when you bought it.

    Oh, and when you have decent forums like this one, then you can research suppliers a lot better.

    Which reminds me, I'm just about to phone DRH to order a screen. Heh, the reason I'm not buying it over the web is because it won't fit in my car (deliver to work), and no-one will be in the house in the day. Apparently they can get it delivered on a saturday for an extra £20, but only if you phone them. Tops.

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    I would ask these questions first re how big should you have...

    First are you reading or watching the content..dvd movie or text

    What is the light level of the viewing environment?

    What is the viewing distance from the screen?

    The question you ask relates to how much should your horizontal field of vision be occupied by the screen and that is primarily set by viewing distance and the screen width.

    and of course how big is your screen wall.

    Kevin Andreassend
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  5. evolution400

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    Hi mate I got a beamax screen installed it on the weekend ver good I must say got it from their web site £95 delivered :)
     

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