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post #1 of 4 Old 08-05-2012, 07:44 PM - Thread Starter
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Hi,

Happy Girlfriend, happy life... I can eliminate all light sources from my living room when I switch on my HT but the walls and ceiling are completely and absolutely white and I'm not allowed to tamper with the aesthetics of the room! Any improvement must be something that disappears once I finish watching my HT (non reflecting white paints, side curtains, etc...???) which will keep girlfriend/wife happy?

A new, grey, screen would a possibility but I need custom size (16:9 with 175cm height) screen to keep the room perfectly dark (window behind screen) and replacing it would mean having one made to measure: a rather expensive solution...

Any advice?
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All quality screen manufacture will make a screen to your specs for the same price as ready made.. You will pay for the next size up if you want something between sizes. Call AVS for a quote on the screen size you need.
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Be aware that some screens will pass some of the light from the window behind.
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Yes, I was afraid of light passing through so I specified this to the screen maker (Kikuchi). I have to say that they did an excellent job and absolutely nothing passes their screen. Thanks for the head's up.

I will contact AVS as soon as I verify the price range that I am looking at for a 140" screen here in Japan. They are on my list of things to do.

Any advice on how to darken the room?
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