Where Can I Get a Cheap 16:9 Screen?

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  1. GagHalfrunt

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    I have a Sony 1271QM CRT Projector but don't currently have a screen.

    The projector is in my bedroom (no, seriously!) but will only be there for a few months so I don't want to waste money on a quality screen which I'll only have to replace when I buy my house early next year.

    Any ideas and perhaps online sites where I can buy them?

    Thanks
     
  2. Phil White

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    I'm currently using a 'homebrew' screen with my MT3 - and it looks pretty good to me! Nip down to your local haberdashery and buy yourself a cople of metres of 'Offwhite blackout material'. This is a dense heavy and slightly rubberised material. It's normally 54" wide which when you get the calculator out you will discover it's just about spot on for an 8' wide 16/9 image. I've attatched it to a 2" diameter aluminum tube using duct tape. You may need to weight the bottom. Total cost £20. It rolls up too - I'm looking to motorise with a Maplins motor!

    Good luck!
     
  3. Cliff

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    You can buy screens from photographic shops. These are made for slide or film projection and can easily be masked (with masking tape) using black spray paint. I have masked several screens with each upgrade and it works well. A word of warning, when spraying, cover all white areas of the screen. You only get one chance!

    A good shop for screens and materials is the Widescreen centre in Bakers Street London

    Cliff
     
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    direkt2u.co.uk/
     
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    I have sent you a private message about a good cheap screen.

    Sam
     

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