How to protect a fixed screen

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Mark Ward

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I'm intending to fit a fixed screen in front of a window that will be 100% blacked out. I've seen mentioned in other posts about screen yellowing. What can I do to protect a fixed screen and keep it in top condition?

Material will be whatever is suitable to get an 7-8ft image from a Barco 801 v.soon and hopefully a BG1208 later.

Cheers,

Mark.
 

Roland @ B4

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Don't shine bright lights on it and don't smoke in the room.

No don't smoke anyhow.

I've never come across this as problem in Home Cinema
 

refinechange

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Mark,
There is another option!!!

For the less healthy amongst us (thanks for that Roland!) Dalite do a washable high gain screen which seems OK. It really depends if you are worried about damage due to light, in which case a curtain may be the answer (and opens a whole new can of worms) or if your worry is general grime.

Cheers
Alex
 

DSM

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Hi, I would like to recommend a Draper Cineperm with M1300 material, this is a real value for money screen with very good gain 1.3 but more like about 1.5.
Easy to fit and looks good too, the material stretches out really flat.

I cant recommend this enough, I have had 3 screens over the last few months which I have returned due to faults, these weren't made by Draper.

I use this with a graphics 808s pj & Deuce SDQ scaler and it looks the business. I cant recommend crt pojectors.co.uk enough Henry will never let you down, great guy !:)


Dave ;)
 

Mark Ward

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Thanks for the replies, my worries are about grime and sunlight really.

The room is very large and will be re-plastered prior to installing the HT equipment. When I had other rooms re-plastered there was dust for months afterwards.

In addition there is a huge window in the room that the sun streams into late every afternoon. Whilst I'll obviously keep the room darkened for movies I also need to protect the screen from direct sunlight when the curtains/blinds are open.

Curtaining the screen will probably be a good solution, or I may go with a suggestion Nathan made for a motorised screen that comes up rather than drops down (I have no room for a drop down screen as it is in front of the window.

Fixed screen appeals to me more though.

Mark.
 
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