Electric vs Manual

Discussion in 'Projectors, Screens & Video Processors' started by bfg, May 5, 2004.

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  1. Electric screens give a better image

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    21.4%
  2. Manual screens give a better image

    0 vote(s)
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  3. No Difference

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    78.6%
  1. bfg

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    Hiya,

    Trying to wade through the jungle of screen options - this is even trickier than choosing a projector!

    My first question is this - are there any benefits to an electrical screen other than convenience? (ie does this have any impact on screen quality and thus image quality?)

    cheers,

    Martin
     
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    No it has no impact what so ever on the image quality i would say unless you have a remote control with your electric screen there is not much point in having one ,its for people like me who are to lazy to get of there arse. They are a must in my opinion.
     
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    Strange poll :suicide:
     
  4. Mr Bump

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    Well, manual screens have a better chance of being distorted out of shape, due to the constant pulling, I guess.....
     
  5. bfg

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    rob12770 - whats strange about the poll??

    Im actually now leaning towards rearranging the room so I can project against a DIY fixed screen after reading all the horror stories about curling and wavy pull-down/electric screens...

    I had a DIY fixed job in my old place and loved it, but it's not exactly unobtrusive...
     
  6. rob12770

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    yes BFG but this poll has nothing to do with Fixed screens !
    its electric VS pulldown, which IS strange.
     
  7. bfg

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    ok, I see your point, but the idea was purely to try distinguish if there was any perceived difference in image quality between an electrical and a manual pull-down screen...

    I think most would agree that a fixed screen will beat any pull-down screen if the material is the same.... Then its just a question of whether thats practical or has WAF... In my case, originally the screen was supposed to drop down over two large windows - fixed just wouldn't work... Hence my interest in seeing if an electric pull down made a difference over a manual one...

    cheers,

    Martin
     
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    yeah, I would prefer a fixed screen too but alas not possible in my house :(
    the only bad thing about a CRT PJ is its size.
     

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