Draper screens UK supplier

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  1. nigel_williams

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    I'm about to buy a Sony VW11 and have been recomended a Draper Luma screen by the supplier. All he could tell me is that it's 83 inches wide and widescreen format. I've looked at the Draper website and they list a HDTV format (16:9) screen which is 83 inches wide (92" diag).

    My questions are:
    1. Is anyone using a Sony VW11 with a Draper Luma screen, and is it OK?
    2. What format screen is best (I will only be watching DVDs) i.e. 16:9 or 1:1.85
    3. At £299, is that the best price, are there any other UK suppliers out there?

    Thanks,

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  2. Gordon @ Convergent AV

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    Draper Luma is a good cheap screen. 16:9,(1.78:1) is the correct aspect ratio for your projector.

    There are better screens but, of course, they cost more.

    As for other suppliersof Draper screens....well....there's this guy in Scotland who posts alot around these parts..Think he's called

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  3. ReTrO

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    That Gordon guy seems to have a wierd picture next to his name also. I thouhgt it was a bin at first but realised that even he wasn't that bad. Wonder if he'll tell me?

    I'm gonna get thatVu-tec at some point this year Gordon, if I've the time. I'm down scaling my system as I work too much, so I'm selling my speakers and getting some new B&W LCR600 s3's.
     
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    It's a yoghurt pot mate....remember or perhaps it's a "compote" video signal..hahahaha...Anyway it's going to be replaced with something more approriate soon.

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    I missed the famous yoghurt speech. I was in the 2nd demo.

    Isn't it 'compost-it' video though?

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    Nigel ...

    Have a look at Metroplan (http://www.metroplan.co.uk)

    They do a New Leader Electric Video screen (black housing and base with black masking to the sides)

    The screen is square and can electrically drop to the ratio you want (you let them know and the manufacturer will set it up as a default ratio)

    The prices shown are retail ... you get big discounts if you open an account. I was quoted £330 for a 200cm screen.

    I am debating this against a Da_lite imager which is three times the price.

    Pip
     
  7. nigel_williams

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    Thanks Pip, I'll call them tomorrow.

    I need a manual screen as I don't know anything about electrics and it's going in a dedicated room in front of the window.

    It must be widescreen also.
     

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