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post #1 of 5 Old 01-07-2002, 03:10 PM - Thread Starter
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I have a fixed wall-mounted Stewart Studiotek 130 screen in my basement theater that I just love. It uses the 2" "lightbox" frame mounted directly on the wall.

I am thinking of getting a grayhawk for another room. The projector is a SE13HD LCD projector. I would really rather not make either a permanent fixture on the wall, or hanging from the ceiling for a pull-down. It occurred to me that if I had the exact same frame as the Studiotek, but didn't wall mount it, that there might be some way to build a couple of small stands, that the frame could rest down into. This is going to be weak, but something like:


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w    s               <- front of screen
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w   |s|              <- screen base up 3 or 4 feet
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Does this make sense? I suppose it's too much to ask that something like this is available ready made? What do you think?
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I see Stewart's website makes mention of optional available "t-stands" for fixed mount screens. There's no other information on them that I can see however. Does anyone have a photo, diagram, or other description of what these are?
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Lastnight I made a temp screen holder for a Da-lite all mount. I set the wall mount unit on the subwoofer and used PVC pipe to hold the screen up. (the screen is mounted upside-down). I drilled holes in the PVC of a hook to hold the pull-down thing that is usually at the bottom. The PVC was mounted to a piece of 18"x24" wood with a closet flange fitting. The subwoofer sat on the wood to keep the system stable. The center channel is on top of the sub, but in front of the screen box.
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I made something similar last week. I had a small roll down screen, but wanted a bigger one, so I bought a thin MDF board, painted it light gray, built a frame, placed the thing on top of a cd rack I have and nailed the frame (in the back) to the cd rack.
This worked out well for me, because I have onlly two options, to place the screen in front of a window, or in front of the door. I putted some weels on the rack, so I can slide it away when it´s not being used, because as I said it covers my door and the recessed 32 Panasonic TV.
I will have to build anotherone because the cd rack is too thin and, even with some weight on the shelves is not very stable.
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Somebody from Stewart sent me a PDF file that has a diagram of the t-stands. They look ideal. They actually attach to the back of the frame. Assuming they aren't radically expensive :) I will probably just use these.
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