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Hey all,

Since last week i am the happy owner of a Optoma HD131xe. I am going to paint my walls a darker colour, mount the projector and then buy a screen. Right now my projection size is 120 inch and so far i am loving it for games and movies, But this is possible only because there is no frame around it (that a screen will have) so i am going to have to accept that i can only go for 100 inch. Sadly the wall isn't big enough.

I am doing research into what kind of screens would be really good and which to avoid at all costs. In a article about screens i read some good things about Elite. The store where i got my projector from also sells Elite screens and that is quite nice. I am hoping someone knows if these particular ones (affordable for me) are worth my money. I am doing all i can to make my living room dark enough, while still liveable. So i want a screen that will help improve the picture quality in every way possible. Budget for the screen is around 200 to 300 euros.

https://www.centralpoint.nl/projectieschermen/elite-screens/m100uwh-art-m100uwh-num-575884/

And from this list

https://www.centralpoint.nl/projectieschermen/?reset=1&facet_116=16%3A9

Which brands are easily recommendable? Is Optoma a good brand for screens?

I also saw this

http://translate.google.com/translate?sl=nl&tl=en&js=n&prev=_t&hl=en&ie=UTF-8&u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.projectieschermen.com%2Fmanual-m-series-projectiescherm.html&act=url

Anyone heard of these screens and if they are good? It's very affordable and some nice sizes are available.


Any help with this would be apreciated a lot.
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Please define what you consider to be affordable. If you are talking sub $200 you are better of just going the diy route.
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Please define what you consider to be affordable. If you are talking sub $200 you are better of just going the diy route.

Hey man.

I was hoping to find something decent in the 200 to 250 euro price range which in dollars is 270 and 340 dollars.
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Hey man.

I was hoping to find something decent in the 200 to 250 euro price range which in dollars is 270 and 340 dollars.

Personally I would just build a diy screen projector screen (can be built for under $40) and use it for the next few months so you can get your budget up a little higher and can get something that is actually going to be worthwhile. Just build a frame and get some blackout cloth and voila, it looks very good, just not as good as a quality screen.
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Personally I would just build a diy screen projector screen (can be built for under $40) and use it for the next few months so you can get your budget up a little higher and can get something that is actually going to be worthwhile. Just build a frame and get some blackout cloth and voila, it looks very good, just not as good as a quality screen.

+1. A good screen is more like $ 1500.00. And up.

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