Screen for HS 20

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  1. Ali K

    Ali K Auditioning

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    I have just purchased a Sony HS 20 and am a first time PJ buyer. I need advice on screens, as I am shipping the equipment out of the US where I work, I need a manual retractable screen that I can install myself (the projector will be ceiling installed, and I am planning to make my own mount, any help there would also be appreciated). I have ordered a Da-Lite model C (92") in HC Matte White.Do you think this was the right choice? I was thinking of something with a bit of gain, but couldn't find any mannually retaractable screens with silver/grey material!!!!

    The room will be dark, with dark walls, so reflected light is not a problem, maximum viweing angle will also be about 30 degrees as the room is quite narrow and long.

    I would greatly appreciate your help!!!

    Ali
     
  2. Michael TLV

    Michael TLV THX Video Instructor/Calibrator

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    For LCD based units, picking something with a lower gain is preferable. 0.8 for instance. The gray screens are preferred.

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  3. Gabriel_Lam

    Gabriel_Lam Screenwriter

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    Have you considered asking them for samples? They will do that.

    I've heard of a few people prefering the HCMW over the HCDM and HCCV fabrics, so you may have made a good choice.
     
  4. Ali K

    Ali K Auditioning

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    Thank You Guys!!

    I am actually leaving the US in a week and so have had to purchase the HCMW without an audition, I was debating whether I should have got a high gain screen, but I couldn't find any manual retractable screens with that material (does anyone know of one?). I am limited to a manual retractable because I have to take the unit with me and install it myself. I seriously hope I have made the right choice.

    Ali
     
  5. RobertSiegel

    RobertSiegel Screenwriter
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    Ali, enjoy your new projector. I own the model from 2 years ago, the VPL-11HT, which is very similar. I am renting a home, and the basement has a wonderful wall which was finished, painted with flat bright white paint with just a slight grey tint, very little. I have been watching my programming on this wall without a screen for 2 years, and it looks beautiful. I know a screen would increase contract somewhat, but just letting you know there is always this option until you find or can afford the screen that you want. I have the projector far enough back to project a 16 x 9 widescreen movie at 165", and the results are just gorgeous. And with HDTV from my Time Warner cable, well, jaw dropping. I can't imagine what HDTV looks like at that size with a projector that has the full pixel specs, but at 20,000.00 for the newest Sony technology, I will have to wait to find out. Anyone else using only a painted wall?

    Be sure the paint is very flat, and the wall is completely smooth. Again, of course a screen is better, but in some cases, as in mine, I spent alot on the projector and it is nice to use it right away, especially if the screen is not affordable at the same time.
     
  6. Ali K

    Ali K Auditioning

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    Thanks Robert,

    I have actually bought a Da-lite Model C, I will just have to check it in on the plane which should be interesting!!!!
     
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    joey mr Stunt Coordinator

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    i have heard that the high power da lite screen is simply beautiful with this pj [​IMG]
     

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