What’s the best way to attach mattes to my RPTV ???

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  1. Shawn Sefranek

    Shawn Sefranek Second Unit

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    At the advice of Gregg Loewen when he was here for my calibration in January, I made up a set of MATTES for watching movies that don’t completely fill up my 50” screen.
    I have a Toshiba 50H81.
    I used 3/16” thick BLACK foamboard material.
    While I love the look when watching movies, I’m not crazy about the four Velcro “dots” that are now on my set when they are NOT in place.
    Is there a better solution then Velcro ?
    Maybe some way to attach these things from the SIDE ?
    Shawn S
    Here are a few photos…..
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  2. Shawn Sefranek

    Shawn Sefranek Second Unit

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    Can a Moderator please move this thread to the “Projection Television” area.

    Maybe I’ll have more luck there.

    Thanks,

    Shawn S
     
  3. Mark Amayao

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    NICE SETUP ....... NICE AND CLEAN ... LIKE THE MOUNTED SPEAKERS ....

    MY VELCRO STRIPS ARE PLACED ON THE SIDE OF THE TV AS FAR BACK AS I COULD GO ....

    MY MATTES ARE THE SAME FOAM BOARD BUT ... I HAVE ELASTIC FABRIC GLUED TO THE INSIDE OF THE BOARD ON BOTH ENDS ...

    WHEN IN USE I JUST WRAP THE MATTE ACROSS .... STRETCHING THE FABRIC TO THE VELCRO ... NICE AND SNUG ...
     
  4. Gregg Loewen

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    Hi guys!

    Mark sounds like he has an excellent solution. Shawn, is there enough room on the sides for the velcro?

    Gregg
     
  5. Shawn Sefranek

    Shawn Sefranek Second Unit

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    Mark….Great suggestion.

    My idea was something similar but never thought of elastic material.

    I was thinking of a piece of cloth or something that would wrap around and attach on the side.

    Time to send the wife off to the craft/sewing store to scope out some supplies.

    Anyone else? I know there are more people here using mattes.

    Shawn S

    Gregg….There should be room for Velcro or some kind of hooks on the side.

    Thanks again for the calibration. The set looks better then ever.
     
  6. Rich Romero

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    I've dug up this old thread for a simple question. I've got the 4 velcro dots in placeon my new Sony A10 and I've already got the foamboard mattes cut. My question is: What do you use to attach the mattes to the velcro. Do you just put tape on the mattes and attach? Am i missing something here?
     

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