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Stupid question about the side of my Beamax screen

Discussion in 'Projectors, Screens & Video Processors' started by Frankeh, Oct 22, 2005.

  1. Frankeh

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    Ok I just received my first projector screen ever, and I probably have the most stupid question about it too ;)

    which side does the projector need to project on? It isn't written anywhere in the manual.. one side is "granulous" and the other one is smooth

    I think the granulous side is the one I need to choose? (I have a beamax A series framed screen)
     
  2. fortean

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    The least shiney side is probably correct. If it's framed then there should be a flush side which you would use.
     
  3. Frankeh

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    flush side? what do you mean with flush?
     
  4. fortean

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    I would assume a framed screen has the material stretched over one side of a frame. The side of the frame that the material is stretched over will be the flush side. From your response I am guessing there is a black trim fitted over the frame.
     
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    Is it a Beamax A Velvet?
    You still need to project on to the matt side though.
     
  6. Frankeh

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    It isn't the Beamax A Velvet, the regular A serie
     
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    Can you not just try both sides before you fix it?
    Otherwise you will have to wait for someone with a Beamax screen to answer you.
    By the way, it wasn't a stupid question. You'd think screen manufacturers would have the sense to indicate which way round to use them; when it isn't that obvious.
     
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    how can I "try" both sides before fixing it?

    I've putted on the wall, with the granulous side.. Isn't it logical if the granulous wouldn't be the right side than why would they make it granulous? they could just make the wrong side flat, instead of making it granulous, no?
     
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    For my A series i used the mat side, the shiny side seemed too shiny for a screen imo.
     
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    Frankeh, Why don't you just phone beamax !!!

    Use your inititive mate.
     
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    as inzaman says - its the matt side. I got one too.
     

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