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Jon_Mitchell 08-09-2001 01:26 PM

I've been looking at screens for a while and am now leaning toward the Model C over the Model B so I can get the bigger screen size. I noticed right away the big jump in price between the two models, but I haven't really been able to find out what makes the Model C so much better. I would very much appreciate it if someone could explain what the major differences are.

Don Black 08-09-2001 03:58 PM


Can you elaborate on the "bigger screen size" issue in relation to Model B vs. C please? What do you mean? Thanks!

Jon_Mitchell 08-09-2001 04:38 PM

The Model B only has screens up to 96" in width and I wanted something closer to 120" which the Model C has plenty of....... I still haven't heard about the differences in quality?????????????

Blake Brubaker - Da-Lite 08-10-2001 06:37 AM


You are correct in your comments about the size of the unit. The Model C is the only one that you can use to get 120" wide. The biggest differences between the Model C and the Model B is just that, SIZE. However, having said that there is more that just the available image sizes that are larger on the Model C. The case and roller are also bigger. The case is formed a bit differently than the Model B and it is made out of a thicker gauge of steel. Also the roller is a 3" roller with a ball bearing spring mechanism rather than the 1-7/8" on the Model B. The fabric however, is the same type regardless of the unit. You just obviously get more when the screen size is larger.

One word of caution however, I am a bit concerned about your wanting to use a 120" wide screen. If you use that wide of a screen you will have to have a projector that will output at least 1,500 ANSI lumens and the room must be dark. If any of those factors are not met you will need to reduce the screen size. On the other hand as long as the projector is bright enough, you will have no problems.

I hope this helps.

Good Luck,

Blake Brubaker


Jon_Mitchell 08-10-2001 11:38 AM

Thank you for the info Blake. I have tried the image size to about the 120" wide mark and I still thought the picture was pretty good. What kind of problems might I run into with the larger screen besides reduced picture quality?????

KFung 08-10-2001 04:55 PM

The problem is not really reduced picture quality, but instead inadequate brightness. What projector are you running right now? If you zoomed out to a 120" wide image and you found that the picture was bright enough for your eyes, I would reckon that you'll probably be fine with a 120" wide screen.


Kam Fung

Jon_Mitchell 08-10-2001 06:45 PM

I'm running the sony cx1 projector which is only about 550 lumens, thanx for the info Kam, will take one more look at the brightness before making a decision.

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