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What to do with my screen

Discussion in 'Projectors, Screens & Video Processors' started by JUS, Sep 9, 2003.

  1. JUS

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    I have a Draper Luma and have started to notice the screen has some waves in it, which produce some very strange effects when watching films.

    I'm thinking about cutting the screen material, sticking it onto a board and framing it like a picture. Anyone else done anything similar or do you all think I'm potty :D
     
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    Cheers Kramer. I was hoping people would step forward and tell me they had butchered their screens...to give me the courage to butcher mine :) especially when after the first cut the wife will walk in and tell me I'm ruining a perfectly good screen. ...I'll need all the courage and conviction I can muster then.. I'll have that if I have forum support from total strangers :D
     
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    Why not do a "test run" with some blackout lining?

    Shouldn't cost too much & no risk to your (wavy :)) screen. You'd never know, you might even be so happy with the result that you keep it & sell on your (wavy :)) screen.

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    Guys, It really hacks me off to see folk that have spent a small fortune on a purpose built screen find out that there pride and joy is starting to warp.

    Surely you should have some redress with the manufacturer.

    I'll stick to my blackout blind until someone tells me otherwise!
     
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    Yep, I must agree. I'd be livid if a screen I paid good €uros for developed wripples etc..

    Currently using a nice 8' Ellie electric screen, completely flat :smashin: Picked it up for the princely sum of £175 from a very generous forum administrator ;)
     
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    how about selling me your screen cheap? :)
     
  8. Gary Lightfoot

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    Can you put some weight on the bottom to make it pull taught?

    Gary.
     
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    £175 is about half the price I paid for my manual screen! You lucky git :)

    Kramer, I'm going to ignore the post about your screen..lucky git. Good idea, I do have some blackout material I could use. I've used it when I had two projectors for a short period. Got the boys round for a 2 projector & 2 xbox linkup Halo session. :smashin:

    There is a huge huge difference between blackout material and purpose made screen. To all of you with a blackout blind, I would strongly recommend getting a purpose made screen...I'd rather have a wobbly screen than a blackout blind.:p
     
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    All well a good JUS but i'm not paying 300-400 hundred pounds for a screen that's doing the Onedin Line impersonation.
    How old is the screen and is it still under warrenty.
     
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    I had a DIY blackout cloth fixed screen for over 2 years and when I upgraded my pj to a lower lumen projector, bought some 'proper' 1.2 gain screen material.

    The only difference was that it was whiter and brighter - the image quality was just as good as far as I could see. A unity gain screen material would have been the same as the blackout cloth

    There are varying types of blackout cloth, and with varying colours and shades of white. Make sure you get the white one if that's what you want. :)

    Gary.
     

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