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Rollerblind (blackout) 11.5ft wide, 5.75ft drop - £160 - Icestorm 5/6 colour

Discussion in 'Projectors, Screens & Video Processors' started by rogeralpine, Apr 15, 2003.

  1. rogeralpine

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    Finally moved from a painted Icestorm 5 wall to a cheap and cheerful blackout rollerblind. Measured, made and delivered in less than a week (usual turnaround 3 days) - company called Newton-le-Willows blinds based near Warrington (North West - will get the number later)

    The grey black out material was perfect IMHO - slap bang between Icestorm 5 and 6. Nice weighted metal runner on the bottom to keep the material quite flat. Simple installation - easy to do yourself (company install locally, not sure if they offer a postal service)

    For £160 it can't be beaten IMHO - especially since I wanted one so large. The 11.5ft width is used near enough to max with 2.35:1 aspect ratios - standard 4:3 drops to about 5.5 ft - which is the max depth that can be obtained.

    Will try and get some piccys posted if anyone is interested. (I'm running an AE100 (on 535 hrs and no probs - (touches desk!!)) via a HCPC.
     
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    Roger, that's a superb price for such a large blind. Do you have any plans to add a surrounding mask to the blind, either by painting it on or in some other way? Or do you not feel the need?

    Bert
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  3. rogeralpine

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    Don't actually feel the need to do that Bert (doesn't bother me in the slightest) - in any case, I increase the image size when watching 2.35:1 or equivalent to maximise the viewing pleasure, so a mask surround would not be appropriate.
     
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    Rogeralpine,

    What kinda picture quality/brightness do you get with 11.5ft (wide, I assume) screen ? That's seriously big, is it a choice issue or is it a function of the available throw/seating distance arrangement for you ?

    All the best,

    Sean G.
     
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    Hi Ritz - I notice very little reduction in brightness over an image that is half the size to be honest. I've not ceiling mounted my pj, hence I'm semi-restricted as to what screen size I have. The pj sits on a shelf at the rear of the room, and I thought I may as well have an image as large as possible - hence I've gone for nearly the full width of my room (on minimum, the screen could be set to about 8ft wide)

    The main problem with a larger image is a "bigger" screen door effect if that makes any sense. The mesh becomes alot thicker and hence a bit extra de-focus is required to remove it - still doesn't impact much on the clairity of the image IMHO anyway, and with me being sat for most occasions over 15ft from the screen, it's not a problem and I don't really notice the SD from that distance.
     
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    Yip, I figured that screendoor would prob be more of an issue at that screen size, but an 11.5 ft image must look seriously awesome !

    All the best,

    Sean G.
     

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