DIY Screens



Hi, has anyone used a white blackout roller blind (the sort u get from b&Q etc) as a screen, was it any good?. Just thinking as it would be a ready made screen at the fraction of the cost of a real one. Or am I just been a skinflint and should slap myself and just buy a propper one.
While I am on any feedback on the Philips Garbo Matchline,
Thanks in advance for your help


Yep used one from B&Q the blackout type white colour, works a treat. £60 as I wanted the 6ft x 6ft one. I have made a couple of brackets out of a chair leg and some pot brackets to hang it on the wall and get past the curtain over hang. I will post an image if the Forum allows.


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I'm looking around for a cheap diy screen at the moment but I too can't decide if saving on this is the best way forward. It kinda feels like buying a TVR and then putting some kwik-fit remoulds on ??

Everyone seems to think budgeting 10% of the cost of your system to go on cabling is about right, what percentage applies to screens ??

I'm currently thinking about a mixture of the two (as you may have seen from the DIY screen thread) - using a roller blind kit and buying some da-lite hi-gain screen material. Not that cheap, but at least you know you'll be using the right tool for the job as it were.

I reckon it's going to be about £150 for a 7' wide 16:9 screen, which seems cheaper than the ready made versions and still gives you the flexibilty to make it whatever size you want.


Tried the roller blind kit and blackout material road, too many ripples, but the ready made roller blinds seem as if they would be smoother, might order one and try

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