Discussion in 'Projectors, Screens & Video Processors' started by darth, Nov 18, 2003.
anyone have one of these screens and your opinions please.
My 81" 16:9 screen from Nexnix finally arrived yesterday, having waited for over 6 weeks for their shipment to arrive from Italy. The outer case is white metal and looks very smart and well made. I actually prefer its looks to the black velvet case of my dad's OWL screen. I'm planning to hang it up this weekend so I'll let you know more then.
Here's a pic of my ceiling mounted Nexnix screen. The screen material is quite thin (not as thick as an OWL screen), but it does hang very flat with no ripples, etc. Good value for £400.
Edit: Is that a murder weapon on your DVD rack? Talking of which where did you get that rack from
Yeh that is a nice looking setup.
Nice photo as well. Wish I was allowed my own AV home theater room but the wife's thumb print is firmly entreached in the top of my bonnet. Bless her
Have you ever thought about paint your room a very dark colour. A lot of guys who have created a 'cave' say it makes a big difference to the contrast level of the picture.
I had free reign in colours for our room. I was going for dark maroon (ie 50's flea pit cinema look and feel).
After seeing the above, Ive been disuaded.
I'm definitely going to paint the room darker soon, just deciding on the colour.
The shelves are Benno CD Towers from Ikea (that's 6 of them in the pic).
I want to paint my living room a very dark version of a flat matt midnight blue but the wife prefers warmer brighter pastel colours. I can't think why...
Are those colours a problem? It looks pretty neat and is wife friendly (in terms of colours) at the moment.
I wouldn't say it's a problem - the picture is fantastic as it is. But I'm sure if I painted the walls and the ceiling a few shades darker , things could be improved further. I want the room to look kind of normal too, so I won't paint it too dark i.e. not black!
painted my cinema room, coffee on the walls and taupe on ceiling and it's just the job, with blackout curtains(velvet) it's literally pitch black and not to gloomy with the lights on.
smart setup Godfather.
Thinking of getting an electric screen myself - can you adjust the drop height with this screen ?
On the subject of wall colours the wife has clocked something called 'chocolate suede'. Looks nice and dark, matt of course. Anyone come across this ?
Oh, & i hadn't even mentioned to her yet about using dark colours on the walls, he he.
Godfather, very nice.
what is the drop on your 12ht, is it a uncoil mount?
it looks a nice screen, the black drop looks fairly large as well, so you dont have to get the pj drop exact.
Thanks for all the compliments.
Scooter, the standard drop of the screen is 30cm but it can be adjusted with an allen key (I haven't tried it though).
Darren, I got a superb mount from LMP (picture to follow) with a 20cm drop - it's a fairly low ceiling so I can't really have it any lower.
yes I find that the unicol mount is a little low, the 12ht hangs down a bit to much.
I fitted mine across the beam in the loft, and Made a hole in the ceiling for the bottom half of the mount, it was nice.
But living in a flat now I will not be able to do this. I find that most of the mounts leave the projector hang to low, and I like it up nearer the ceiling. I would like to see a picture of the mount, where was it from?
12ht they are a very good pj, I was one of the first to have one.
Here's a pic of the mount. You can't see the video cables because they come out the other side.
And here's the view from the front. I need to tie down the cables to the mount with the supplied cable ties to make things neater. But I've positioned it in such a way that the cables are not visible from most angles in the room.
LMP mount is superbly made and looks fantastic in brushed steel. You can specify the exact length from 10 to 50cm or more. Do a search for LMP mounts and you'll find many happy customers on these forums. Their website: http://www.lmp-pc.co.uk/mounthome.shtml
thanks for the info godfather, think I will be adding this screen to a list of possibles.
The screen is good but I'm a little worried that it'll not stay flat forever because the material is so thin. Oh well, I guess I'll find out.
I painted the walls and ceiling of my av room coffee brown and the result is quite good. I kind of brighten the room up with beige carpet.
Godfather,did you find it ok with the centre speaker on top of the sub?
Actually I've moved the sub to the right so the centre is no longer on top.
Do you have to use any keystone correction?
I plan to go with the same screen and an HS-20 (first system) and want the PJ as close to the ceiling as possible without using keystone. I guess the 12HT and HS20 have similar offsets?
Happy New Year
Godfather, does the bar at the bottom of the screen go all the way in to the casing or does it stop just underneath? Any chance you could post a pic of the casing with the screen retracted?
Many thanks, William
I've to use a bit of keystone correction, but not much and it doesn't affect the picture quality in any way. My screen has a 30cm drop (+ height of the casing), and the mount has a 25cm drop. If the mount was say 30-35 cm long, then I probably wouldn't need to use any keystone at all, but because of my low ceiling my pj would then be too low. If you want your projector closer to the ceiling, then you'll either have to use a little keystone correction or adjust the screen so that it doesn't drop so much.
The bar at the bottom disappears into the casing so you can't see it when the screen is retracted.
Does the Nexnix motorised screen have an adjustable stop so the drop can be varied? I too have a fairly low ceiling and might find 20cm drop better if it can be adjusted.
Congratulations on a very nice setup,
Godfather - if you're worried about the screen staying flat, why don't you get a fixed one?
If there's a window behind the screen, you could attach hinges to the top of the screen with a catch on the bottom, and then fold it up to a catch on the ceiling. Deending on how often you need to get to the window may mean that it rarely gets moved to the ceiling position.
Lovely room I have to say.
There's indeed a large window behind the screen. I like to retract the screen when it's not not in use to let some natural light into the room, so an electric screen is much more convenient. Otherwise I'd have gone for a fixed one.
Yes, there is an adjuster for the upper and lower stop position. It works very well. Mine stops in exactly the right postition every time. I'm now ordering the remote control to finish the "wow" factor You get an electric screen and then think, "why am I standing here holding a button!" :---)
Is it possible to set a 4:3 screen to stop at two different points - one for 4:3 and one for 16:9?
I'm thinking of using an X10 shutter switch and an X10 IR receiver to control it but haven't yet found out if that's possible - any ideas much appreciated.
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