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Marc D Carra 07-09-2000 03:49 PM

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I just got my new Da-Lite Model B matte-white screen installed this weekend. The good news is that there is no wrinkles as I've heard there might be. The bad news is that there is a strong smell coming from the screen. Has anyone else had this "problem" with a new screen? Does it go away? It is quite sickening.


gages 07-09-2000 03:52 PM


Yup smells like vinyl (had the same thing on my Stewart). Leave it down for a couple of days and the smell will go away.


Marc D Carra 07-09-2000 03:58 PM

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Thanks Steve!

Movie watching should be a sight and sound expeerience, not a smell one too. You have set my mind at ease.


Brett 07-09-2000 04:03 PM

That is unless you enjoyed Odorama or those more recent scratch cards! http://www.themiscpage.com/ubb/eek.gif



gages 07-09-2000 04:33 PM

Oh yeah, take a look at this:


KBK 07-09-2000 07:28 PM

In Canada we had the god given right to watch the SCTV (sorta a canadian version of Monty python meets the nine o'clock news) show, that had on it a show called 'Doctor Tounge's 3-D House of Naked Stewardesses', broadcast in SMELL'O'VISION!! (this is where Andrea Martin, Martin Short, John Candy, etc. came from)

Dean McManis 07-10-2000 02:14 AM


Yep, I just got a new DaLite screen a month ago and the vinyl smell was strong for about 3 days, and after a little over a week it was all but gone.

I was reminded about the smell when I put together a new coffee table a couple of days ago and it had a strong laquer smell which overpowered the room.

I was given suggestions to use a space heater to "cure" the vinyl more quickly, but the thought of a house fire scared me away from that option and the smell went away to the point that it hardly smells even up close now.


Mitch Sink 07-10-2000 08:36 PM


Its fairly standard (to remove toxic fumes) to heat a room that has just been painted for a few days to "bake" out the fumes, then open the room up and air it out. It would probably be a very good idea to hang a new screen in the sun outside for a few days.


Marc D Carra 07-10-2000 10:33 PM

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You are kidding, right? I was counting the days until my screen arrived. I mounted the screen in what must have been record time. This baby ain't going outside anytime soon, unless I can drag my whole home theater out there with it. Hmmmmm........... http://www.avsforum.com/ubb/smile.gif


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