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OWL or Grandview - that is the question!!

Discussion in 'Projectors, Screens & Video Processors' started by zorro, Aug 4, 2003.

  1. zorro

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    I have the Panny AE300, which is my first PJ :D

    Anywya, in the process of completing a dedicated H/C room;

    Panny AE300
    Kef Mk2 Eggs
    and a screen??????????????

    The room will be 100% dark and measures 16' x 8'

    I want a 7' electric screen - need it to go away easy as the kids will use it as a playrooom when not in "movie mode"!

    Here is what I have found so far;

    Grandview Electric 16:9 (12" extra black drop) 80"x45" for £485

    OWL Electric 16:9 (12" extra black drop) 85"x48" for £849

    Any recommendations on these 2 or seen them any cheaper??

    So, any views - I CANNOT decide!!

    Is the OWL worth the extra £364????????????
     
  2. sirp

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    just bought the same equipment you have m8..except i purchased a 6ft OWL. Unfortunately its not all up and running yet...however...i viewed the OWL in person, and liked what i saw, hence i bought one. One thumbs up for the OWL anyway :)
     
  3. zorro

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    Where did you get it from, if I can ask????
     
  4. Bristol Pete

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    I have an electric grandview. The material seems identical to the owl as I had a good look at a 7ft owl the other week. The casing is different but the real difference is in the hanging weight, with the owl weight being a lot heavier than the grandview.

    Personally, if things arent based on a budget I would go for an owl but the granview is/has been superb for the money if you are looking to save.

    If I had to make a decision I would go for the OWL now as you'll only end up wishing you had bought it in the first place. If you dont you'll end up with a nasty dose of upgrade-itis that you will have to explain to the good lady wife

    - ergo "well, they look exactly the same to me!!!" scenario :mad:

    grandview bought here www.intoav.com

    Hope this helps somehow,

    Cap:smashin:
     
  5. calscot

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    Nexnix are now doing their own electric screens, why not check them out on their website. A 2m one is under £400 if I recall correctly.

    Cheers,
    Cal.
     
  6. zorro

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    Looks like I will go for the 7' Electric Owl for £775 - cheapest I can get it and it seems to come highly recommended from everything I have read :smashin:
     
  7. Kramer

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    A wise decision. Great screen which will outlive your next 2/3 PJs.

    :smoke:
     

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