opinion needed please

Discussion in 'Projectors, Screens & Video Processors' started by moggith, Jan 22, 2008.

  1. moggith

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  2. Tony Hoyle

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    I suspect it's the same as the ikea blackout blinds.. not great but better than nothing. It has no border for example, which won't help percieved contrast. No mention of the gain, or whether it's 16:9 or 4:3.. which leads me to believe it's merely a white window blind that's been marketed as a projector screen.

    You can get a proper motorised screen for not much more... eg. http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/100-ELECTRIC-...ryZ22610QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

    Or make your own for about a tenner:
    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/106-HDTV-3-La...ryZ22610QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

    Personally I wouldn't rely on the screen to do the blackout - get blackout linings for the curtains so when you close them there's no light leakage, then hang a screen in front of that.
     
  3. moggith

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    thanks for the info tony,

    would the material the screen is made of make a difference to the finished projected image?

    eg blind vs proper screen
     
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    Pity it is £25 p&p from hong kong, otherwise I might have invested in it for trail purposes.

    Adrian
     
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    i seen a blackout cloth roller blind 6foot wide bq its about £20 i would say give it ago
     
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    Has anyone got a view on if blackout blinds make an adequate screen?

    Regards Simon
     
  7. AV Nik

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    More often than not, blackout blinds are inadequate. When putting them side by side to a screen, you can see why. The white on the blackout blinds has no real quality or reflective value's which the projector needs. If the surface absorbs more light than it reflects, it results in a dim projection.
    Most of the black backed screens like Sapphire Parklane and Beamax R-Series can be used infront of windows as you cannot see light through them.
    Hope this helps.

     

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