Screen for PT-AE100

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  1. calibos

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    I organised finances today for Panny and will be ordering it tomorrow morning:p :p

    I will also be ordering a screen, probably an 80"x60", 100"diag da-lite versatol (tripod stand , cant use a fixed or pull down screen:( ). What I want to know is whether I should get a matte white screen or a screen with higher gain 1.5 glassbeaded???

    Any idea guys?
     
  2. Timh

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    Hi Calibos

    I am sure I read at the avsforum about the Da-lite glassbeaded screens having problems with sparklies.
    Correct me if I am wrong.
    They are also giving the Panny a slating over there, I guess they are a bit fussy.
    You would be better of getting a stewart greyhawk, but that would cost more than your projector ;)
     
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    calibos,

    im thinking of getting 117 X 200cm - Matte White - Heavy Weight
    manual screen from projectavision its £250 inc vat.

    just the right size for my room.:)

    cod
     
  4. Timh

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    I am going for this one from www.direkt2u.co.uk

    Model B Pull Down Screen HDTV Format (16:9)

    114 cms x 203 cms (45 ins x 80 ins) Matte White
    £212.80
    And I am adding an extra 12" black drop for £30, just incase I need it one day.

    There is currently a bargain if you live near Suffolk, pop over to the items for sale section, cant remember the correct heading. Someone is seling an Owl matte white electric screen for £175 ono.
     
  5. Timh

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    Dont bother it's sold.
     
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    Timh,

    The tide has turned over at avs. Its getting some very positive comments now. Li On has just posted details of a side by side test with his £15,000 G70 CRT, the LT150 and Panny. He reckons it proved better than the LT150 in most areas and gave his G70 a run for its money. Of course he is using a hi-def source but he will be posting details of a HTPC test tonight, driving panny at native resolution. Should be interesting.

    If results are positive then I might temporarily bring PC into HT room to see for myself. Might decide to build my own dedicated HTPC.

    Jesus, this is an expensive hobby :D :D
     
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    You guys should pop down to B&Q and get say a small piece of MDF as a test (say 40x20 inches? which would fit in the car) and then get some ICESTORM 4 or 5 paint mixed up. Total cost is about 18 quid and then buy a roller to paint it with!.

    Ive done this and some people reckon there is'nt much difference doing it this way compared to other commercial grey screens..

    Have Fun!

    James

    p.s do a search for ICESTORM on these forums theres plenty of chat a while ago about it. If you like what you see on the small MDF you bought (make it 11mm thick btw at least otherwise it will warp), then you can get it in 8 foot by 4 foot for about 15 quid :).
     
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    calibos,

    I have tried to find stock of this item for days . . . If your supplier has more than one item can you email me the name and contact info.

    It would be greatly appreciated :p

    Rich
     
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    Tim
    Do you know if these dimensions are the viewable area of screen or are they the overall dimensions and include things like black borders (has it got those?)

    Also is the black drop just a dyed part of the fabric or is it removable (to allow the screen dimensions to change)?

    The reason I ask is that i am going to buy this projector and obviously want a widescreen screen. As the projector is going to be between 3.5-3.6 metres from screen, i'm concerned I could lose some of the image due the screen not being big enough. I think from your previous posts that you say at 3.5 metres the size is 2.05m in width at minimum adjustment.

    Also a general question to anyone. Has anyone changed their normal 4:3 screen to a widescreen (or added borders) by using something like a fabric paint spray (black of course). Is this an option ? (after all standard video size screens appear to be significantly cheaper than their widescreen counterparts)

    Cheers

    Win
     
  10. Timh

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    The screen size given by www.direkt2u.co.uk is the actual image size, so the screen is actually larger because it has a border approx 2 inche's wide.
    That's all I know.

    I would guess the extra drop is dyed.
     
  11. calibos

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    I concur with Timhs last post. Went to order the 80"x45" 100"diag yesterday and discovered that due to the black borders (2"+2"=4") + Screen casing (3" + 3"=6") the whole screen was infact 90" wide. My HC room is 88" wide:mad: :confused: :mad: :confused:

    Had to settle for a 67"x50" 80"diag :mad: Not a small screen by any means but I wanted wall to wall cinema!:confused:
     
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    Why don't you just buy a big board and paint it? (as mentioned earlier, you can then have any size you want to fit)
     
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    I wish I could but because of the dimensions of the room, shape of the ceiling and positioning of door, it means that I have to go with a tripod screen in front of the window, so a big white MDF screen is out.
     
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    Tim, why not go for the 60' x 80' 4:3 Matte White pull down model B? It's £178.
    It would give you the extra drop for free. Plus you have the extra should you need it. And surely it can be blanked out if req. for now? It's the same pic for 16:9 except on a taller screen.

    I've been using the calculator as previously suggested on ProjectorCentral.

    Direct2U seem to have the best overall deal from what I've seen so far.
     
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    What size screen would be the best for me?

    I sit about 110" from where the screen will be.
    The projector will be behind the sofa on a high desk. (125" from screen)

    I like BIG (as does my girlfriend ;) ) so would 100" wide be a stupid idea, or would something like an 80" be more appropriate - because I read about artefact problems sitting at 1x the distance of the screen-width.

    Is this correct? :confused:
     
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    sorry, pressed back and refresh by accident!

    (There's nothing to see here, please move on)
     

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