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Discussion in 'Projectors, Screens & Video Processors' started by Dean, Mar 24, 2004.

  1. Dean

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    May be getting a Panny PTAE100 and wondered if people could recommend a cheap screen for it (looked at av-sales and almost fell off my chair after looking at prices). It should be a fixed 16:9 7 ft - also what issues are there about gain etc - what is best suitable?
     
  2. Gary Lightfoot

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    Are you any good at DIY?

    You can make your own for around £30 if you build a frame from wood, then stretch and staple some 'blackout' cloth over it.

    The cloth should be available from most curtain shops or similar (they will know what it is), and is genearly white cloth on one side, and an off-white vinyl the other. It's around unity gain, and it's size should be fine for a 7ft viewable 16:9 screen (or slightly larger). I've some pics on my web-site if you're interested.

    You can replace the blackout cloth with screen fabric from places like www.ellie.co.uk or DRH screens, Harknesshall etc, and although the material is more expensive than the BO cloth, it will give you some gain if you need it. It also comes in sizes that are suited for bigger screens.

    HTH

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  3. Dean

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    Cheers for that - though I am pretty useless at DIY unfortunately. I saw a few on the nexnix site (draper and stewart), will have to give them a call to see what prices they are.
     
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    Don't ask about Stewart screens unless you're sitting down. :)

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    I thought that would be the case! :( Don't want to spend too much on a screen as it is for a secondary system.
     
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    Moved to screen forum.
     
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    What size screen are you after? I think Beamax and some others (the names escape me right now - passed my bed-time..) do some good value screens. Try the search - someone recently was looking at two or three different screens, and I think they went for the Ellie one in the end.

    Gary.
     
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    Cheers for the replies - a 7 ft 16:9 fixed screen is what i need. That link is pretty good - much better prices. :smashin:
     

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