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Discussion in 'Projectors, Screens & Video Processors' started by beecee, Jan 21, 2004.

  1. beecee

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    looking at these guys for a possible screen.
    to go with my (when i buy very soon) panasonic pj

    http://www.beamaxed.co.uk/

    in particular the R-black wide 16:9, 196cm (77") diagonal screen.
    at a reasonable price (i think) of £170 delivered.

    do any of you guys have one or have purchased from them?

    cheers
     
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    I think RTFM has one.

    The only (minor) negative would be that his one has a grey border, but the screen looks great IMHO.

    You could try these:

    http://www.direkt2u.co.uk/new_page_3.htm

    The black felt border is a good addition IMHO.

    Gary.
     
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    cheers

    they look great, but a 16:9 screen starts aroung £375 (+£60 for the felt surround) is WAY too expensive for me, £200 max for me i'm affraid. :blush:
     
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    Well, I don't think you're going to be robbed for £170 - it does look a good deal. :)

    Are you any good at DIY? You could make a frame and stretch blackout cloth over it to make a screen with a gain of 1 (the Beamax is 1.2 so will be a little brighter), and it'll cost about £30. I have some pics on my website if you're interested.

    Gary.
     
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    checked your website.. impressive .

    i'm pretty handy at the old diy, where do you get the black out cloth. is it just one of those ikea blinds hacked up and framed,
    or is there a supplier that can do it by the m...? as your screen looks MASSIVE.

    cheers
     
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    Does anyone have any experience with the micro-perforated screen that are offered by Direct2U?
     
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    beecee,

    blackout cloth is available from most curtain shops or similar. It can come in various colours, so go for the whitest one, unless you want a grey screen of course. :)

    It tends to be around 54inches wide, and you can buy it per linear meter/yard, so enough for my 84inch wide by 47.25inch high screen was just 3m, and being £5 per meter, cost just £15.

    The wood was about £7 from B&Q - 18mm x 69mm x 2.7m, though 2.4m would have done, but they'd run out. The rest of the cost was staples and screws (£28).

    Branxx,

    sorry, I've not tried any perf material as I haven't the space for a perf set-up. Might be worth creating a new topic though.

    Gary.
     

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