|Originally posted by WynsWrld98:
Anyone done something like this with a rollup screen?
I have since built a permanent screen for my viewing, but this worked for me.
I had an ugly white housing covering my electric screen that I wanted to cover up. I purchased a roll of double sided tape and the black velvet previously mentioned. On the back side of the frame I attached the velvet and tape length-wise to the top of the frame leaving space for the mounting points. Then I wrapped the excess velvet around to the front side where I also put a strip of tape along the inside front edge of the housing and attached the velvet to it.
My housing was now covered in black velvet, no more bright white. In the process of being excited, yet not finished, I powered up the projector to bask in the blackness, when I noticed that my excess velvet left from the front taping job had fallen in front of the screen and as it rolled down, I had invented a great cheap mask.
Using the start/stop of the electric screen, I positioned the bottom of the screen with the bottom of the 2.35 image. This extra material fell only about 2 inches from the bottom of the housing, so I let it hang permanently. My origional 100" 4x3 was now masked to any screen size by simply moving it up or down. My projector on the other hand, had to be tweaked, up,down, zoom......
PS, you might want to finish off the edge of the velvet by sewing up a channel that you could put a dowl or something of weight in, especially if you have a ceiling fan in the room.
|Originally posted by wireburn:
I have heard of people using strong magnets to hold velvet-covered stiff paperboard masks to their screens. Easy on when you need them and off when you need to roll it up. Worth a try.
I you have a metal frame and would like cheap or free maginets, see if you can dig up some old hard-drives from the IS department. They should have some 540's, 850's etc. laying around. Take them apart and you will find a magnet used to move the aramature back and forth across the platter. These puppies stick like glue and they are predrilled!
Or you can use a piece of metal on the back of a roll up screen to attach the magnet/material/backerboard too. Just make sure that the magnet is inside the velvet wrap so that it dosen't mar your screen. You might want to wrap the metal on the back of the screen in the same way.
Hope this helps.
[This message has been edited by sstieferman (edited 11-08-2000).]