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Looking for low-cost proj screen

Discussion in 'Projectors, Screens & Video Processors' started by TheBoingoBandit, Jul 14, 2003.

  1. TheBoingoBandit

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    I am thinking about buying an AE100.


    Firstly I'm checking out the prices of low cost widescreen projection screens. I would like one permanently attatched to the wall rather than the pull down manual/electric type.

    The size of screen would be around 6 to 10 foot diagonal(undecided as yet).

    Any suggestions of any good suppliers of good budget screens.



    Thanks in advance!
     
  2. mortonman

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    Have just made my own 7ft 16:9 screen which will fit onto the wall following advice on the DIY section. Got screen fabric from Harkess Hall and although not set up yet, (need the funds) it looks the DB's.

    Overall cost about £180 which is a lot less than if I would have paid for a new one.

    Matt
     
  3. cyberheater

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    Go to your local curtain material supply place and buy a few meters of blackout blind material.
    Build a fram e using 2x1 timber mitred at the corners with cross bracing for strength.
    Build frame.
    Attach Material to frame and then paint Dulux IceStorm Number 5 to get a nice grey screen to improve black levels.

    Total cost about 30-40 quid and if built right will be an amazing screen.
     
  4. paulefox

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    have a look on ebay I just got one including delivery for £55 and it is great
     
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    What screen did you get?
     
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    Are you sure it wasn't a roller blind in a previous life?
     
  7. wozwebs

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    I'm using a £44.99 blackout roller blind from Homebase - Does the job great!!
     
  8. Kramer

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    Roller blinds are OK, but they're not dedicated projection screens :p

    OK, an AE100 for £600 probably doesn't warrant an equalivent mount on the screen, but there's no comparison between a blind & proper screen.

    Gain, at best is 0.85/0.9:1.

    Advice would be to get a screen - no point in ruining any PJ with a crappy projection surface.

    Just my opinion - but a good one ;)
     
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    Gotta agree with you there, Kramer.

    I've just bought a Draper Luma Matt white S from Nexnix (Unbelievably quick service - highly recommended BTW) having used a blackout blind for 3 months. Absolutely no comparision. The picture was good before, now it's alive! Got the AE100 @£799 when the first major price drop occured. But consider £200 on screen well worth it.

    Compare it it to Hi-fi. Would you spend £800 on an amp and £50 on the speakers?
     
  10. Gary Lightfoot

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    Well, I did buy some Eltax HT2s from RS. ;)

    Gary.
     
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    So does any have anywhere where I could get a screen from for under £70 - max £100 inc delivery please?
     
  12. Bristol Pete

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    Just to let you know - there is a three or four page article on the merits of actually having a decent/correct screen in the latest edition of Essential Home Cinema.

    Available in all good newsagents now!

    Cap
     

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