Stewart vs Da-Lite and which aspect ratio - AVS Forum | Home Theater Discussions And Reviews
Forum Jump: 
Thread Tools
post #1 of 4 Old 08-01-2001, 06:25 PM - Thread Starter
AVS Forum Special Member
AndyN's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2001
Location: Bay Area, California
Posts: 1,058
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 23 Post(s)
Liked: 22
I have a Barcographics 1208 (8" crts) and am about to take the plunge and get a screen. I'm down to the Stewart Lexus screenwalls or the Da-Snap. Are Stewart screens worth almost twice the cost?

Also what aspect ratio do you all find to be most versatile. I don't think I'll ever watch 4:3 material on the projector and will mainly watch dvd's or hdtv. So would 1.85 or a 16:9 aspect ratio be the better and more versatile screen.


AndyN is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 4 Old 08-01-2001, 08:04 PM
AVS Forum Special Member
Jim Ferguson's Avatar
Join Date: May 1999
Location: Annandale, VA USA
Posts: 2,027
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 10
I had a Da-Lite 1.3 gain screen, that was OK except for a bad case of the "sparklies". I now have a Stewart Studiotek 130 screen that is much, much better.

I prefer a 16:9 screen (1.78:1). It's the HDTV standard. 1.85:1 movies have very, very thin bars at the top and bottom (and one some DVD transfers none), and it still works OK for 2.35:1 and 4:3.
Jim Ferguson is offline  
post #3 of 4 Old 08-06-2001, 12:23 PM
AVS Forum Special Member
SVonhof's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2001
Location: Manteca, Ca, USA
Posts: 4,056
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 14 Post(s)
Liked: 20
Andy, I opted for the Stewart Luxus Delux instead of the Da-snap because of the looks of the screen when installed. Mine is completely visible and the Luxus Selux adds an element of style and elegance that the others (regular Luxus as well) don't compair with. I also added the Velux option to give the finished look, and also to catch any stray light since I am using an LCD projector.
I don't have my projector yet, but the build quality of the Stewart is fisrt rate. They are also a first rate company. They have taken care of many AVS members who have done things such as touch it with a permanent marker....
The shipping contianer was also top notch. Lots of packing and strong crate/box.
I am a mechaincal designer, and just by the items I listed above, I would reccomend them. Even for the cost difference.

Scott Vonhof
Scott's Site: DIY Speakers and Theater
SVonhof is offline  
post #4 of 4 Old 08-07-2001, 11:15 AM
AVS Forum Addicted Member
Jason Turk's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2000
Location: Rochester, NY USA
Posts: 12,276
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2 Post(s)
Liked: 10
Keep one thing in mind when comparing these two are not comparing apples to apples. The Draper screen is a less expensive, more basic frame and the material is inferior to the Stewart. If you were to compare something along the same lines as the Stewart for frame quality and if it were possible material quality, you would find that their prices are not really that much different.


Jason Turk
AV Science, Inc.
716-454-1460 ext.204
Jason Turk is offline  
Sponsored Links
Closed Thread Screens

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page

Forum Jump: 

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off