Whats the best screen material for home cinema ?

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  1. Gees

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    I am thinking of setting up a home cinema.
    What is the best screen material to get?
    It needs to be about 10ft by 6ft in size and will be a permanant installation.
     
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    Stewart StudioTek 130.... but be prepared to sell your soul and mortgage the kids too.

    Without you specifying a budget your question really can't be answered in a meaningful way. Also, if you plan on doing a fixed frame screen then you also need to think about how the screen will be tensioned or it'll look like Nora Batty's stockings before too long :LOL:
     
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    If its for front projection and you'r on a budget a board painted matt white works well. Otherwise do a search for "The screen company". They do a good range at a reasonable price and will eyelet or velcro it for you.
     
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    A plastered wall painted matt white. :cool:
     
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    Don't just paint your wall, ok it will work... But not as well as a custom screen.

    Their is some technology behind the screens in terms of gain, reflection ect.

    I've got a pull-down screen that was about £130 (7foot wide).

    I've never had the luxury to have a permanent installation - without loosing various limbs when the better half discovers the lounge windows boarded over and painted black !!
     
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    There would appear to be some quite high tech solutions available and they all perport to be the bees knees. A pull down may be the answer, I will look into it. thank you all for the advice..
     
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    On reflection (excuse pun) I think eggshell white paint might be better. (Is it possible to buy white paint with aluminium powder mixed in?)
     
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