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Picking The Best screen for LCD HELP!!!

Discussion in 'Projectors, Screens & Video Processors' started by neo-uk, Mar 8, 2002.

  1. neo-uk

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    HI all after looking around i bought myself a sony HS1 and love
    it but i think the blacks could do a bit better

    I have just got a real cheap screen its true white and i was woundering what is the better screen to make better contrast or blacks and to stop the light from reflecting as much on the walls
    is there suck a screen whast its name where can i get one from and how much

    which is the best screen to get for a LCD projector

    hope you can all help thanks

    Neo
     
  2. neo-uk

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    sorry for the spelling hehehe did not read it to check it
     
  3. museumsteve

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    well I've just started building a new dedicated room and spent the last 2 evenings playing around with Icestorm 5 (grey paint) on MDF and have already decided to ditch my high reflective screen (white) in favour of it. The blacks are fantastic..Thanks to the guys for recommendations..
    This projector business just gets better each day.:)
     
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    dont think my lass would be inpreesed if i stucksome mdf on the wall need a screen
    anyone please help
     
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    do you really need an electirc screen first of all ?

    Yes they are dear try the media factory in Musslebrugh scotland.
    I think you'll pice one up for less than £700.

    my screen is a pull down and it takes seconds to do and only cost me £250

    dancer
     
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    I bought a 7ft electric owl screen for £600.00 inc vat.
    Has a low gain and so is perfect for lcd displays.;)
     
  7. buns

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    what about a fixed screen and put some motorised curtains over it?

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  8. patmyhead

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    JUst got a DA-LITE screen from direct2you its verry good much better than my old OWL
    Walter atdirect to you will give all the advice you require
    pat
     
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    Hi Patmyhead,

    What did you hate about the owl? What makes the Da-Lite better? I'm in the market for an electric screen too.

    Thanks.
     
  10. General Skanky

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    I agree with patmyhead.
    Da Lite via Direct2U. Very good screen before silly money.
    Give Walter a call and see for yourself. Nice bloke.
     
  11. delta

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    Guy, does the screen stay rigid once it is pulled down or does it curl at the edges? (I've had a similar conversation somewhere before!!):blush:
     
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    Stays fine.
    No edge curl.

    My screen is 70" wide.
    Maybe? on something at 80" it may, but along the edges. I'm guessing there.
    The bottom edge is solid anyway.

    By the way, hello David, I was about to say hello via e mail.:)
     
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    Dave

    It's about time you got yourself a PJ, 46" just isn't big enough these day's. ;)
     
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    See, size is everything! I think it is false economy to deny yourself a screen of a size that is most suitable for the sake of saving £50 or whatever. You only regret it once you see how involving a big picture is, so of course, always go for the biggest size you can fit into your room even if it means waiting a little longer whilst you save the money.
     

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