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Matte black velvet for screen??

Discussion in 'Projectors, Screens & Video Processors' started by Timh, Dec 18, 2003.

  1. Timh

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    I have now come to the decision that the grey borders projected from my AE100 totally spoil the image from my projctor, so i now need some matte black velvet.
    Can anyone tell me of a online company who sells it???

    cheers
     
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  3. Timh

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    Thanks buns, I'll take a look.
     
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    Hiya Tim.

    How long have you had your AE100 now? Last March, 12 months IIRC? So 21 months roughly?

    :D

    Don't you have a manual pull down screen? How are you going to manage masking on that?

    That's 5 questions back for your 1 :p

    Masking does noticably improve percieved contrast but me thinks Tim's getting that bug again, the upgrade bug :eek:

    Sean (theritz) has an uber cool variable masking system in place (pics & details here somewhere) & it's brill, but he can accommodate such a system with his fixed screen & dedicated viewing room.

    He should be along shortly with the link/info.

    Not happy with AE100......... back in LCDs.........yes, definitely upgrade time for TimH :clap:
     
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    Tim H...... as I live and breath...... welcome back to the guy with the AE100 thread to make Z2' ers look like amateurs......

    Tim, Strongly recommend the black velvet masking route..... for best results go for cotton velvet - the nylon stuff tends to be more reflective than you would want, the cotton type (though more expensive) realy soaks up the light. Places to try...... don't know of online, I sourced mine from an independent wholesale place that specialised in fabric and industrial sewing machinery. Your best shot is to start with curtain material specialists, or dress-making material places - golden pages is your friend here. Dazian in the US are dependable for "duvetyne" - their brand of velvet, much beloved by our American cousins.

    Now obligatory link to my page on masking....... here .

    Come back and tell us more about the state of your AE100, hours etc.


    All the best,


    Sean.
     
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    Hi Kramer

    No funds for an upgrade yet :( yes my AE100 is approaching its second birthday with the original power supply (where's that piece of wood).
    Yes, I am using a pull down screen, I was thinking of holding the velvet with velcro, and making the velvet stiff with curtain rails inside.
    I have seen Seans masking arrangement, excellent if you have a fixed screen.

    I may go for the Z3 when its out with HDMI and 2000:1 CR. :eek:
     
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    Thanks Sean

    I will take a look at you link, my Brother has a fixed screen, so may be interested.
    Will check Hours later, must be close to 1500 hours now.
    I will certainly look for cotton velvet now.

    Thanks
     
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    Naaaa, Intel will have flooded the place with 3840x2160 PJs by then & they'll be available for < £500 :eek:

    Wireless too so no physical connections required :)
     
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    Hi all

    I decided to go with felt in the end, easier and cheaper to get hold of in a a short time :)
    I did at first try to velcro it to the screen, this is a no no, the weight of the velcro and board is to much for the screen and courses it to ripple.
    I ended up with felt sewn onto wood cladding for stiffness, the bottom board is held with velcro for now on the rear of my floor standing speakers, the top board just happens to line up nicely with my wall lights, so rests on these very nicely.
    I cannot believe I have held off on this upgrade for so long, it has to be the best image upgrade I have made for when watching 2:35.1 and 2:40.1 films.
    I tested it with JB Die another day, awsome :D

    If you have yet to make this upgrade, I would start planning now if I were you.
     
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    Tim,



    Glad it worked out for you - I don't think there's a more effective upgrade, tbh, and it's a fairly simple thing to do.


    Seasons greetings..............

    Sean.
     
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    Yes... Merry Christmas Sean and all.
     

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