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Stewart Studiotech v Draper Luma

Discussion in 'Projectors, Screens & Video Processors' started by juniper, Dec 11, 2004.

  1. juniper

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    Anyone compared the above two? I have a Draper Luma but keep reading good things about Stewart - I know there's a big price difference, so I suppose the question is whether people who have seen both think an upgrade will bring noticeable results?

    Ta :hiya:
     
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    Why not wait for the sony black screen.. looks awsome !
     
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    Sony Black screen is aawsome if you want to do presentations in a lit room. Not awsome if you want to watch a film in a light controlled room.

    What is your projector?
    Where do folk sit in relation to the screen?
    Is the PJ ceiling or floor mounted?
    What is the decor of the room?
    Is control of ambient light possible?

    With answers to these questions you may get better suggestions from the forum members.

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    Hi Gordon,

    Sony HS20 (but may :D just get an HS50 soon!)
    approx 15 feet
    Ceiling mounted
    Very dark matt burgundy, incl. ceiling
    Yes - almost perfect blackout (but not quite 100%)

    Many thanks!
     
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    I meant do they sit directly in front of the screen or off to the side. This will affect what sort of gain screen you can get away with. Imagine if you drew a line at 90 degress from the screen edge straight out. Would everyone sit inside those lines or woudl folk be on outside ?

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    They would be inside.
     
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    You should get a sample also before you buy the screen. I have samples of a few gained screens(cinema vision, HCCV, high power, 1.5 video spectra) and I think they have an inconsistant sparkly finish that I would never want and I couldn´t see any difference between a 1.5 video spectra and my 1.0 in brightness, except for the sparkles on the 1.5.
    The only gained screen I haven´t seen these sparklies on is the high power and it´s very bright within a VERY small viewing cone, probably only for 1-2 seats in my setup. But even on extreme angles I didn´t think it got darker than my 1.0. The high power might be good even though the gain isn´t used, because of ambient light issues(it´s retro reflective).
    What´s your opinion Gordon... what do you think of the high power?
     

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