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Potential Screen Problem

Discussion in 'TAG McLaren Audio Owners' Forum' started by Joelc, Jan 7, 2005.

  1. Joelc

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    Gentlemen:

    I have a potential problem with my home theater renovation. The blackout curtain which has been installed between a Stewart FireHawk 16:9 screen and a sliding glass door is white rather than black.

    I am concerened that this will cause a problem to the extent that any portion of the image that passes through the screen will be reflected back thereby washing out the image. I do not know whther the screen is or is not opaque.

    Any guidance would be appreciated as the cost of changing the blackout curtain from white to black is significant.

    TIA.

    Joel
     
  2. Thunder

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    I would perhaps be more worried that it frames the screen with a white border as this can radically effect percieved contrast :(
     
  3. Joelc

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    Thunder:

    Good point... but that is not an issue because the screen is wider than the sliding glass door.

    Thanks anyways,

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    Is firehawk perforated? If not you shouldnt have any problems as I used to use a pull down screen in front of a window on my old set up with no probs :)
     
  5. Joelc

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    Thunder:

    The FireHawk is NOT perforated....

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    You should be fine then :thumbsup:
     
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    I agree, my Firehawk is in front of a window and I used the screen as a blackout blind ;)
    One word of caution though, don't leave the screen down on a sunny day as the sunlight can and will effect the screen material (heat mainly)...... In which case you simply pull the curtains etc. As Thunder suggests as long as the border on the screen is bigger than the window this is a non issue. White in line of sight round a screen has a detrimental effect to your brain on contrast.
     
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    Thunder and GrahamMG:

    Many thanks for the feedback...

    Cheers,

    Joel
     

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