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post #1981 of 1987 Old 05-21-2015, 11:44 AM
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Hi,

I always wanted a Stewart screen and today I scored 2 used screens for $100 with frame.

The down side is they are 4:3 but I will mask them to 16:9. (The other down side is the resulting screen will be small at 77 inches but I am used to 80 and it's not a big deal.

One says Firehawk the other says Studiotec 130... I don't know which one to try first.

I use a Sony HW30ES in a fully light controlled room so I believe the Studiotec is the better choice..... I've never tried a grey screen though so I may have to start with that one for curiosity sake.

-Brian

I'd try the StudioTek first myself.
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Agreed and can't wait......I have to run errands now for a while but I still can't wait.
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I just wanted to put some kudos the Stewart Filmscreen company. My Cinecurve 181 was installed by a HT installer per their instructions and it had a few issues on the ends, tension issues. They came out on 2 separate occassions free of charge to correct the problems and everything is perfect. Not sure how other companies stand behind their screens, especially when installed by someone else, but they stood behind theirs.
I had the same issue order a FHG3 in ceiling years ago when it was delivered the screen had urine stain on it RAT"! They sent back a replacement the dealer who is ow OOB did a crappy job and broke a string. Stewart send on of their tech to fix the problems!

That' why you pay premium for their screen, the tech who came to my house was currently working on Keanu Reeves HT !
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The Stewart screen I bought used has been an adventure so far.

I'm using the Studiotec 130 which wasn't even supposed to be in the ad I responded to... but I got lucky there.

I thought it was clean... till I cleaned it and it made a big difference. I don't think it was from a smoker's home but it still have a hazy muck to the surface that wasn't visible to me till I started to remove it.

There's a lot of wrinkles in it and at first they were very visible from my seating position. They have relaxed a bit and I don't think I can still spot them but looking at the screen sideways with the lights on it looks like it has viens running through it. I hope these wrinkles continue to relax.

Finally there's a small shadow looking somewhat upside down V shape near the center.... I thought this was something on the screen until I moved the screen and noticed it doesn't seem to be on the screen. This was good and bad news. Good because maybe the screen will have no visible damages and wear but bad because I have no idea what's causing that... no idea at all. I tried adjusting the focus... I will also try a lot of other great stuff once I think it up.

I wouldn't recommend anyone buy a used screen that isn't currently setup and being demo-ed. The risks of finding trouble later and huge. I may have found a bit of a diamond in the rough but I still am not sure yet.

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Used screens may be a gamble but at that price if the frame is in good condition you can always get new material for it. It would still end up being less expensive than a new screen.
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^^what Ellebob said. Yup. You only need the serial number from the screen backside to order a replacement. :-)
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Well that's fun,

I have had my used screen up for a while and I can't see the creases and wrinkles... There is one spot that I still can see but I think it's possible it will repair itself.

If not... The other screen that came with the deal looks good ... I may setup that one someday just to compare the two anyhow.

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