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post #1 of 3 Old 12-24-2011, 10:37 AM - Thread Starter
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For anyone using or considering using black spandex or speaker grill cloth as your masking material or screen borders - do either of them do a good job absorbing light at the edges?

I am likely going to place my L/R speakers a bit outside the 16:9 width (I am going 2.37 AR screen) of my DIY AT screen and so can't go with solid masking panels like I originally planned. However, I am worried that neither of the black AT materials would do a good enough job really sucking up light (in the case I overscan slightly for 2.4AR movies).

Thoughts from anyone who has done this or seen it done?
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post #2 of 3 Old 12-24-2011, 04:16 PM
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Wow, I dunn own a projection screen but u got a valid point.

Now with regular TV, the aspec ratio changes according to source, so u won't have prob with this right? OK.

If a light absorbing material exists, it got to be some uber-high tech thing, because all household cloth materials will reflect *some* lights, depending how annal u are.
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You can double the layer of Black Spandex at the "mask" position without contouring your sound to overly much

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