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finally taken the plunge

Discussion in 'Projectors, Screens & Video Processors' started by Adrenochrome, May 24, 2003.

  1. Adrenochrome

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    and got myself a panny ae100

    now this is where my panic starts football is on sunday and i have no screen or indeed any idea how to connect this up:eek:

    i have skyplus so s-video i presume would be the way to go there but as they are going to be on different ends of the room where can i buy longer cables from?

    i shall be sitting no more than 10 feet from screen(when i get one)so what size of screen should i buy?

    :rolleyes:


    i have patterned wallpaper so what could i use as a temporary measure for screen??

    tia

    Tom Barr.
     
  2. SamirP

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    Hi Tom
    Congrats on your new PJ :), As for checking out the size of the screen you need just set it up and measure the size of the wall.

    For a temp screen you use MDF pianted with Ice Strom 5 and mounted on the wall or you could make a screen using backout cloth using 2x4 as the frame
    Check out the grandview screens at www.intoav.com
    Check out www.vdctrading.com for your cables (s-video & component)

    :)
     
  3. Kramer

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    Recommend no greater than a 7' (92" diagonal) screen with the AE100 at that viewing distance (& that's stretching it IMHO).

    Temporary home-made screen or a nice manual pulldown jobbie should suffice.

    :)
     
  4. Gary Lightfoot

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    I used 18mm x 69mm wood from B&Q to make my screen frame - very light and easy to hang. About £7 for 4 lengths IIRC.

    Gary.
     
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    Hi Tom,

    Have a look here for details with pictures of how to make a frame for a screen - good quality details here, make the frame, stretch blackout material (following link on site how to do it without wrinkles) and you'll be all set - shouldn't cost more than about £30 and takes about 2/3 hrs to do, depending on whether you're diy handy...

    Have fun,

    Sean G.
     
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    Tom,

    For a decent length s-video cable, take a look in the Hardware Classified Ads section of these forums under the heading FS: Good quality 5m S-video cable .

    I hope you're enjoying the projector.

    Bert
    www.bertcoules.co.uk
     
  7. Adrenochrome

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    i sure am i've just watched rangers winning the league on it :clap:

    although i think i lost about two stones sweating on the result:D

    so i'm now off to my dads as it's his 65th birthday so it'll be a double celebration tonight:rotfl: :smashin:

    regards

    Tom Barr.
     

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