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Discussion in 'Projectors, Screens & Video Processors' started by HCking, Nov 16, 2002.

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  1. HCking

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    Hi

    just need some advice on a screen choice

    my screen is 42"x74" viewable area, and wish to upgrade from the painted mdf that i have now.

    what reconendations do you have

    my equipment is

    sony 1270
    quadscan pro
    extron 202xi

    showing dvd only at line tripled (720x720)

    i dont have a colour/contrast problem just wanted a better screen to show the films better

    what, why and how much is what i need to know

    cheers

    Mark
     
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    If you have painted MDF then I presume you you can go with a fixed frame screen. If so the two I think are nice just now are OWL's own fixed frame unit and, of course, the Stewart Luxus Delux screenwall.

    I'd guess that 6ft wides are going to be from £700 upwards but need to check. If you email me at convergant I can give you an accurate quote later.

    If you are looking for manual or electric screens then there are many others to consider, along with how you would want to control the thing.

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    Thanks Gordon

    i will want a fixed screen as its in a dedicated room, i will email you for a price etc

    thanks for the reply

    Mark
     
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    Mark,

    You could go the DIY route - see my website.

    Also, check out the screens forums

    Peter
     
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    meep

    thanks for the link

    will be covering my screen with some of that

    cheers

    Mark
     
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    Hi Mark,

    Some have tried using curtain blackout and covering say a painted MDF.

    Personally, I cut off the screen from my old roll up, and stapled it to the plasterboard wall, got it perfectly flat, then over stapling black carpet to frame it.

    These screens seem ok :-

    http://www.crtprojectors.co.uk/screens.htm

    Rgds

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    Mark
    i bought my screen from Owl video , its a 6ft wide screen fixed with velvet boarders and the screen materical is equivelent to the stewart studiotek 1.3, it retails at £800.00.


    Where do u live? i have an unfinished screen project if your interested, which includes a quality screen material (i think it 1.00 gain)
    an industrial stapler and 3 meters of Black velvet, if your interested you can have them £50.00 + postage

    cheers

    richard
     
  8. HCking

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    rich

    i was thinking about someting with a gain of about 1.3-1.4
    i will keep your offer in mind though

    thanks

    Mark
     
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    No Problems

    just let me know

    cheers

    richard
     
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    what screen material is the best for crt? The perlux stuff i have found info on claims it needs viewing dist greater than 5m.

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    The Perlux 1.4 gain I use is viewed at around 3-4 metres. No problems. Any closer and you do see the screen structure on white areas of an image (a kind of dimpled effect)

    Regards

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    hmmmm, i wil probably be about that..... with my current pull down job, i cant see the screen structure at all...

    are there any other alternatives?

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