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Whats the best screen material for home cinema ?


 
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Gees

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 27, 2012 9:58 am Reply with quote

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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PostPosted: Mon Feb 27, 2012 8:04 pm Reply with quote

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 icon_lol.gif
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 28, 2012 6:01 pm Reply with quote

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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PostPosted: Wed Feb 29, 2012 1:44 pm Reply with quote

A plastered wall painted matt white. icon_cool.gif
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 08, 2012 11:37 pm Reply with quote

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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PostPosted: Fri Mar 09, 2012 9:55 pm Reply with quote

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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PostPosted: Sat Mar 10, 2012 10:33 am Reply with quote

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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PostPosted: Tue Mar 13, 2012 1:50 pm Reply with quote

http://www.paintonscreen.com/


other brands do exist, the one I have used gives a plasticy type finish (similar to cloth screens) cant remember the brand off hand (might have been rosco)

http://www.jcjoel.com sell the material by the meter.
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