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The best way to keep my screen from wrinkling would be to....

Discussion in 'Projectors, Screens & Video Processors' started by akerman, Dec 9, 2004.

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  1. roll it up!

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  2. roll it down!

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  1. akerman

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    leave it rolled up as much as possible, or leave it rolled out/down as much as possible?
     
  2. akerman

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    Lol, 88 views and 3/2.. this isn't as conclusive as I'd hoped =)
     
  3. moco

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    I am surprised this is even in dispute.
    A screen can be rolled up for years in a warehouse before being sold and not be wrinkled, until it is put into use. No force can wrinkle it while it is rolled up.
     
  4. akerman

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    My thinking is like this:
    If you roll it up in such a way that there is a slight crease somewhere in the roll, letting it stay rolled up will only re-enforce that crease over time... whereas, if you keep it rolled down, gravity might stretch the material.

    I'm asking because my new screen came with wrinkles the minute I rolled it down the first time... I was hoping gravity would take care of the wrinkles, but it hasn't done so yet =(
     
  5. moco

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    You may have a point there, but these creases shouldn't occur. In your case, I think you should replace the screen.
    Most of the problems with pull-down screens occur when they hang and start to wave.
     
  6. PTG

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    Wrinkles on a new screen :eek: I would send it straight back.

    How much did you pay, if it was a cheapeeeee then as they say you get what u pay for.

    I have an electric 6ft from Owl and it is kept up when not in use, had it for 3yrs now with no problems, but if it had a wrinkle when delivered.......I would demand another one.

    As for manual screens I think the problem is down to material and construction along with roller action in the housing.

    Hope you get it sorted mate :)
     
  7. akerman

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    The retail price is around £500, I paid £330. Keep in mind this is Denmark though, our prices are probably a bit higher than yours =(

    If it was bought at a local store I'd take it back in a heartbeat, but it wasn't.. so I'd have to pay for shipping charges to return it, and for that huge thing .. = expensive, and who's to say the replacement screen wouldn't wrinkle as well? :p
     
  8. PTG

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    Ok. shipping may be expensive, will the supplier cover this cost? have you spoke to them? but all I'm saying is what is the point of having a screen which is meant to be totally flat.......but has wrinkles. Send it back and ask for a refund or choose an alternative.

    The main point here is... does it effect your viewing pleasure? :rolleyes: ??? If so it needs to be replaced. After all you have paid for a product which is actually........Faulty! :suicide:
     
  9. jcdub

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    draper baronet wrinkles are worse if the screen is left rolled up
     

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