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Old 04-14-2000, 06:28 AM - Thread Starter
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I have a Sony VPL-VW10HT and I'm trying to decide on which screen is best.

I have seen some screen frames covered with a black flocking/felt/velvet like material. Is this kind of covering really doing anything beneficial and is the cost worth it? Which companies make these kind of frames?
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Old 04-14-2000, 02:13 PM
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Both Stewart and DaLite have this type of coverings on their frames...the incremental cost is not that much (in the order of less than $200).

There is a benefit in that you don't get picture/light reflections off the screen frame that can be distracting. (I only want to see one copy of the movie at a time.)

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Dennis is correct. When the velvet is added to the frame it absorbs more of the light than does a standard frame. The advantage to this, as he mentioned is the fact that you get no reflection off the frame. Also, when you have a good crisp black edge to the picture, your eye fools you into thinking that you see better contrast. That is why it is so important to have a black border around any screen.

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[quote]Originally posted by Dennis Erskine http://www.avsforum.com/ubb/frown.gifin the order of less than $200).
Depends on screen size ... it's $317 for a 66" X 118" Stewart screen


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