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Time for a new screen...

Discussion in 'Projectors, Screens & Video Processors' started by vexorg, Nov 9, 2003.

  1. vexorg

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    Im looking around for a new screen at the moment. I have an 8 foot 16:9 screen procinema screen. I use a HTPC with my HT1000 and would be happier to use a 4:3 screen.

    Why are 4:3 screens home cinema screens less expensive than a similar width 16:9 screen when they use more material.

    Has anybody used a variable masking system with the pull down screen, if so any tips would be appreciated.


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  2. Kramer

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    Probably because 16/9 screens are seen as "dedicated" home cinema screens - manufacturers can charge a premium for this "specialised" requirement :)

    OK, there's masking too, but as you say, 4/3 actually have more "expensive" viewing material.

    4/3 are more common for business/data use etc..

    Are you looking for manual or electric? Budget? Size?

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  3. vexorg

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    Would love electric, but too expensive at the moment, unless I get a great price for my 16:9 pro cinema.

    Budget is unknown, what ever it costs to get a good screen....

    Size 7 to 8 foot wide and 4:3 format.


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  4. theritz

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    Vex,



    /me rubs hands and looks lovingly at toolbox.........................:D /


    Chat soon,

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    ....Kramer runs for camera for the ensuing "fun & games"..... :D

    Really impressed with your masking Sean but constrained myself (electric/retractable).

    Will keep an eye out for your findings/suggestions/results.

    Best of luck :)
     
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    K,

    Unlike Baldrick, we do have a cunning plan................... problem is to find the time to get going on it.......... work continues to interfere with toy-time - a sad state of affairs, as you know only too well.................


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