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post #1 of 4 Old 12-17-2001, 10:43 AM - Thread Starter
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Where can I find some SCREEN FAQS?

I have a CRT projector... Barco 701S... I am quite proud of it!!! But I need to arrange the furniture to have a spot for it. I bought it without much advance notice... and my house is not ready yet.

What is the cheap budget way for a CRT screen? Like, less than $100?

Parkland Plastics sounds good... but not for me. I think my screen should be more than 4' tall. AFAIK, that limits me to other kinds of screens.

Any help would be appreciated.

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I went to this site:

http://www.projectorcentral.com/cons...cfm?ci=formats

and found some common sense about screen sizes.

Since I have a 4:3 CRT projector, I will put up the largest 4:3 screen possible.

Here is a teaser from the article--- go to the site for the full article. It is written by Evan Powell at projectorcentral.com. It is really good reading:
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"Consider this for a moment. Most people will install the widest screen they can fit into the space available, regardless of its format. So screen width is almost always the limiting factor. In my theater I can install a 16:9 screen that is 8 feet wide, or a 4:3 screen that is 8 feet wide. If I install a 16:9 screen it will be 8 feet wide and 4.5 feet high. If I install a 4:3 screen, it will be 8 feet wide and 6 feet high.

Now between these two options, how big is my 4:3 image? On the 4:3 screen it is 8 x 6 = 48 square feet. On the 16:9 screen, it is 6 x 4.5 = 27 square feet. Almost half the size! That's the difference between being at the Eagles concert and seeing it on television.

Meanwhile—and here is a key point—my 16:9 image size is the same either way— 8 x 4.5 = 36 square feet. So the only variable is how I want to display 4:3. Do you want to maximize the use of your wall space? The 4:3 screen gives you more viewing area since it uses more vertical space on the wall."

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I still need help... and 8' by 6' screen... this seems reasonable to me. What do you think?

Thanks!

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Pocatello,
I just upgraded from a 4:3 100" diagonal to a Parkland Plastics 16:9 97" diagonal screen. Yes I said upgrade! I am using a BG800 the older big brother to yours. Do you watch mostly standard definition or DVD's? I use mine for mostly DVD's and HD but if I want to watch 4:3 stuff I just have black border on the sides. Kind of reverse letterbox. I lose a slight bit of size for SD material but it is usually such bad resolution anyway the picture looks much sharper. IMO 8'X6' is really pushing a 7" CRT (I think that’s what the 701s is). You might want to ask that question in the CRT forum.

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Thanks for the reply, Mike.

I'm thinking about the Parkland Plastic screen as well.

I've used the lens program from Barco, and given my room size and seating position, and a table mount, I'm thinking of a more modest screen size...

Maybe 4' by 6'.

That would fit on a regular size sheet of Parkland Plastic.

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