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How to protect a fixed screen

Discussion in 'Projectors, Screens & Video Processors' started by Mark Ward, Oct 8, 2002.

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  1. 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.
     
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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
     
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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
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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 ;)
     
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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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