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Drh slimline

Discussion in 'Projectors, Screens & Video Processors' started by edd, May 26, 2004.

  1. edd

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    just thought id say, i recieved my 6 foot wide drh screen today.
    great price, good service, and realy pleased with it.

    PAIN in the wotsit to mount, as were the joints in the right place? well not the screens fault i suppose.

    Edd
     
  2. Fonzerelli

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    Ill echo that mate, bought one a week or so ago, its excellent. better than i expected :D my only gripe was i had trouble understanding the guys accent on the phone, but other than that they are excellent screens at a nice price, couple that with excellent service and you got a top notch company IMO.
     
  3. Mr Screen

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    Hi Guys

    thanks for your nice comments, i know what you mean about that bloke with the dodgy accent i can't understand him and ive been working with him for the last ten years (that was a joke Peter).

    Thanks for your custom .


    Andrew H
     
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    I was suprised and dissapointed at the service i have received from DRH considering how much praise they have had on these forums, i ordered a screen on Monday and i was told that i would receive it on Friday. I emailed them on Wednesday asking if everything was ok but got no reply, when i rang them today i was told that it has not even been dispatched yet ! I had everything set for a weekend of footy on the big screen and have been let down. I will now hopefully get in on Monday. I wouldnt have minded if i was initially told that it would take a week, but the fact that i got no correspondence from them midweek upset me.
     
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    ordered myself a 203cm wide 16:9 drh slimline on monday evening, received it at about 11am wednesday morning - so about 36 hours :smashin:

    Unfortunately, due to the fact that a) im not a DIY person b) the people who work at homebase are retards and c) the fact that everyone seems to want the exact drill bit that i wanted i've only just managed to be able to mount it now.

    Looks great though and i cant wait to use it :D - top marks to DRH from me :)
     
  6. ibster

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    fair play to to drh, they have called me now and are get it sorted for Monday, I'll get all the prep done before monday so all i'll have to do then is put the screen up ! oh well, the footys not really worth watching anymore anyway :-(
     
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    Same here, got mine 2 weeks ago all i can say is stunning
     
  8. ibster

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    got my screen last week, excellent, anyone know of any free web space so i can upload some pics ?
     

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    I got the 8' version for £100 from another member of these forums (cheers common) and I am stunned by the quality.

    Such a smooth action when rolling out or putting away. No ripples and smooth as silk.

    :thumbsup:
     
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    ibster is that the 6ft screen? looks good BTW

    Also i know this has been said to death in these forums but i am between two minds as to getting the 6ft screen and the 7.5ft approx.

    I will be 12/13 ft from screen but i want good quality so obviously smaller the better but i was thinking of getting the larger screen in case i get a better projector in the years to come (I would obviously have the extra white at each side)

    Can someone make up my mind for me....steering towards just getting the 6ft one and going for quality over size to reduce the chicken mesh etc

    Tks

    Any opinions welcomed
     
  11. ibster

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    Dwayne, thats the 8ft ! Im glad that i went for the bigger one, i sit about 14ft from the screen and its fine, still trying to master the technique of putting the screen back up, im sure i'll get the hang of it 1 day !
     
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    Dwayne,

    personally i'd say only projecting onto part of the screen would be distracting as the dark edges provide good contrast to the picture, however the white screen doesn't really frame the image well.. i'd also say that it's worth getting the bigger screen if you have decent light control and/or projector (i.e a 1280x720 native projecter should look very good in a dark room but you might notice SDE with a lower res one - it's hard to know depending on your sensitivity).

    ibster,

    if it helps i've found the best way is just to pull down in a sudden sharp motion and then let the screen roll itself back up with you guiding it so it doesn't slam into the casing, i'm sure most people are just naturally protective of their new toys and so don't want to pull down fast enough :)
     
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    Hi

    Got my 203 X 114 slimline from DRH yesterday...installed now and working like a dream , I really dont know how i had used the near magnolia wall for so long (4 months). It really brightens up the picture and gives it a way more professional feel to your home cinema viewing.

    BTW recoiling it after is a bit of a pain but im sure i will get the hang of it soon....

    Good Job DRH!!!

    Well satisfied...
     
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    203x114 screen for me too, after mounting i had trouble getting screen up level, got out my trusty spirit level to find the caseing wasnt quite level, one small sliver of wood later and bobs your uncle level casing and easy retraction :)

    great service, mine like some others curls on the black border, which doesnt alter viewing one bit tbh
     
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    this may be a daft question but im new, can u adjust the drop of the screen? the black bit at the top i mean.
    Also does the projector have to be in the center of the screen or is it ok to have it looking down onto the screen?

    thanks
     
  16. mr ooops

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    the drh has 45cm of black at the top, depending how far u pull it it locks into place, so yes u can vary the amount at the top upto 45cm
     
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    as for the positioning of the pj, it depends on make, mine (z2) u can have anywhere (within reason 1 height of the screen and 1/2width at the top of my head) then use lens shift to put the image onto the screen, some pj's have to be in exactly the right position
     
  18. Mark Pitchford

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    DRH will actually add more material for you if you ask.

    It depends on the size of the screen you are going for as to how much extra black stuff they can add.

    I was told 10" on a 203 x 114 and 18" on a 173 x 97.
     
  19. Mr.D

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    I got an extra 31cm drop on mine.
     
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    Just thought I would add my experience.

    I order my Slimline240 last weds 2pm - they tried to deliver it on Thurs. So fast reponse - pity no one was in when they tried to deliver. City Link posted a card saying they would try again tomorrow and I needn't do anything. They did what they said and delivered on Friday.

    So I'm quite impressed so far - not tried the screen yet though.
    Mounting it tonight - looks like its going to be a bit of pain though.

    Chris
     
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    dont envy u one bit....try and rope a mate into helping you...u will need it beleive me...the big thing is the get the drill holes bang on and level....good luck
     
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    Thanks - I've hopefully got 3 friends coming round - one's an electrician so hopefully have it working as well as mounted.

    Must admit I'm nervous - read all the people saying it was a bit difficult to mount.
     
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    na mate, just get some noggins in place and you be fine :)
     
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    cant we get discount from drh, saying where from AV Forums???
     
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    Just received my 203 x 114 manual slimline which was delivered the day after ordering - very impressed. Managed to install it on my own but luckily only had to put two screws into a timber door frame as it fits snuggly into my patio door recess.

    The image being thrown is from my IF4805 using s-video and the improvent in PQ compared to the previous screen ( light yellow wall ) is well worth the purchase. It's turned a very very good picture into an absolutely stunning picture.

    Operation of screen is fairly simple although retracting it can be a bit hit and miss although i feel i'm getting the hang of it now.

    All in all a very well spent £158.
    Well done DRH. :smashin:
     
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    Just placed an order for a DRH slimline..whats the lead time for delivery at the moment ?
     
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    LDR

    Ordered mine late last tuesday and was delivered thursday morning 9.00am.

    wireman
     
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    did i see someone say these have a trigger input?
     
  29. Mr.D

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    No trigger input specs are on the DRH website.
     
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    Mine went up today!
    The decoraters had a great time playing with the remote apparently!
     

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