Join Date: Oct 1999
Location: Lillehammer, Norway
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My projector (old Barco 600, about 600 lumens peak white)is ceiling mounted in my living room, and now I`m using a DaLite Model B pulldown screen. I`m not satisfied with the DaLite screen, because it will not lay flat. It has severeal vertical folds that is visible when watching DVDs. Since during the summer it is difficult to control the ambient light, I would like to get a screen with some gain. I also think that a permanently tensioned screen would be the best.
After reading the screen threads here at this forum I think I`ll need a reflective screen. The only material I know so far is the Draper M2500, but I can`t find it in Norway. Probably very expensive to have it shipped from the US. Is it possible to get only the material without the frame? I plan to make a simple frame from wood, and simply attach the screen material with staples. Then put some nice wood lists on top to stabilize and decorate the frame.
Are there other good reflective screen materials with at least some gain?
I can get glass beaded screen material here in Oslo at about $50 /meter (1.83 metres wide), but are all glassbeaded material retro reflective? If so will I still benefit from some of the ~2.5 gain if my projector is ceiling mounted?
The screen center will be about 1.5 meter above the floor, projector lenses about 2.2 meter above the floor, projector distance from screen is about 2.7 meter, and viewing distance is about 4 metres.
I can also get some "professional cinema" material (also about 2.5 gain)at about $160 /square meter. This material is not glassbeaded, but I don`t know if it`s reflective.
Hope someone has some advice or comments