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Owl screens any good?

Discussion in 'Projectors, Screens & Video Processors' started by Mark Grant, Jun 12, 2001.

  1. Mark Grant

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    Hello,

    I am looking for an 8 feet wide, 4:3 electric or manual screen with Black borders.

    The Owl screens look a possibility.

    Has anyone here got one, and are they any good?

    Do they stay flat?
    (Don't like wrinkly screens)

    Anything else I should be looking at?
    [cannot afford a Greyhawk :( ]

    To be used with an 800x600 Davis DLP projector, until a JVC DILA is found.


    Thanks,

    Mark G.
     
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    Hi Mark,

    To get a projector screen to lay perfectly flat will need it to be tensioned. The best screens to lay flat are Tab Tensioned or fixed to the wall ( Framed screens ).
    The Owl Screens use a Weight bar at the bottom to tension then.
    Most screens will wrinkle a small amount, but value for money wise the Owl screens are very good.
     
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    Just to add that Vu-Tec do a 1.3 gain screen material that is VERY stiff. It stays flat without tab tensioning. It's much more than £500 though!..

    Gordon
     
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    I would prefer a stiff one!
     
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    i have an untensioned screen .
    it is amazing what you can do with a couple of elasticated hair ties and a couple of hooks

    an tie on each bottom corner pulled on to a hook on the wall makes it a lot flater and you get a better pic
     
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    I bought an owl electric 7' screen about 6 mnths ago and I am very happy with it.
    I attached it to my living room wall and then boxed it in to look like a wooden beam.
    It uses a weight bar at the bottom and so far has no signs of rippling or creasing.

    ;)
     
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    I used to use a 6ft Owl 4:3 motorized and never had a crease as the vinyl like material
    was quite thick.I bought a cheap Da-Lite B 8ft and it creased to bits so I made a 16:9 timber frame and stapled it to that at 7ft wide with no real problems.
     

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