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Screen side by side comparisons?

Discussion in 'Projectors, Screens & Video Processors' started by kwagger, Apr 27, 2005.

  1. kwagger

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    Hiya,

    Im currently struggling with a choice of screen for my projector (ae300).

    For the last two years ive been happy with a home made blackout cloth fixed screen. However, weve moved to a new house, and now i need a retractable screen.

    There's no way of me getting a look at a screen pre-purchase, but on the basis of cost and comments here, Ive narrowed it down to : saphire, drh or beamax, and dependent on brand, I may get an electric, or manual.

    Clearly the saphire screens are significantly cheaper (less expensive), which looks :smashin: , but has anyone been able to compare the quality of materials, and PQ between these screen fabrics?

    I would appreciate any comments you might have.

    K
     
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    Hi Kwagger, sorry to jump in on your thread but I'm about to buy a projector and I'm debating on whether to buy a roll down blackout screen from ikea for £20 or get a proper screen.
    What was the picture like using blackout fabric?
     
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    Hi,

    I made a fixed screen using the what seems to be usual picture frame and stretched fabric technique.

    I was very happy with the picture, although the room in the rented flat was not ideal - (off white walls, 14ft ceilings, thin roller blinds at the windows and a streetlamp outside!).

    I have been convinced by the black border increasing percieved contrast though, which is why I'm looking at a 'proper' screen rather than a white roller blind, although I'm sure that the blind would do a good job - as with all this stuff, it depends on your budget and expectations.

    hope that helps

    K
     
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    I couldn't wait - ordered an electric beamax through beamaxed.co.uk ex-demo - A significant discount :clap: for a small dent in the case. :nono:

    (It would have got that first time it fell off the ceiling due to poor DIY anyway!!) :rotfl:

    I'll let you know what its like compared to the blackout cloth.

    regards

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    Cheers keep us posted, post a few pics once its up as well.
     

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