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post #2101 of 2110 Old 12-23-2015, 07:28 PM
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I am virgin when becomes to projectors and screens.
I have a vpl 65es.
I am from uk and here is the problem.
For you guys from USA its easy to get the best screen as all major manufacturers are from USA or Canada( i guess goo paint is from Canada).
I am looking to buy a stewart tiburon G2.
Here in UK tiburon g2 100diagonal is for 1440 pounds , but when i asked for for firehawk g4 then i have been told that it will be 2,4 k plus vat ( i am talking about fixed frames and waiting time is from 6-8 weeks in both cases)
so 2,4 k plus vat in pounds is a Lot comparing to tiburon g2 in fixed frame for half price.
In Manchester where i come from there is no display rooms , no chance for any samples , actually i found one in next town with only one screen in bat cave and one ambient light screen, i couldn't compare anything.
The point is that my room is not perfect , white ceiling , a lot of reflections , so i am looking for something ambient light rejection screen , and as far i know the Germans review are pointing the Stewart screens as top pick.


Can you pleas at least advice anything ?
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Hi


I am virgin when becomes to projectors and screens.
I have a vpl 65es.
I am from uk and here is the problem.
For you guys from USA its easy to get the best screen as all major manufacturers are from USA or Canada( i guess goo paint is from Canada).
I am looking to buy a stewart tiburon G2.
Here in UK tiburon g2 100diagonal is for 1440 pounds , but when i asked for for firehawk g4 then i have been told that it will be 2,4 k plus vat ( i am talking about fixed frames and waiting time is from 6-8 weeks in both cases)
so 2,4 k plus vat in pounds is a Lot comparing to tiburon g2 in fixed frame for half price.
In Manchester where i come from there is no display rooms , no chance for any samples , actually i found one in next town with only one screen in bat cave and one ambient light screen, i couldn't compare anything.
The point is that my room is not perfect , white ceiling , a lot of reflections , so i am looking for something ambient light rejection screen , and as far i know the Germans review are pointing the Stewart screens as top pick.


Can you pleas at least advice anything ?
Thank you Mike for your interest in Stewart Filmscreen.
We do have two distributors in the UK. Perhaps they can help you with arranging samples.
Please see the following links.

Custom AV Distribution Ltd
Heynes Green
MaidenheadSL6 3NA
Berkshire United Kingdom
info@cavd.co.uk


Invision UK Ltd
Alexander House
3 Hillside Business Park
IP32 7EA Suffolk
tom.garrett@invisionuk.com


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http://www.stewartfilmscreen.com/

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Happy New Year to all.

I've been doing quite a lot of research among all screen manufacturers to meet the needs of our space and needs. I don't have the ability to design and build a dedicated black hole (someday). Instead I have a finished walk out basement which is a multi purpose media room/family room. Compromise with the Wife. Given the space restrictions for the screen wall and moderate light, I've been having a heck of a time deciding between a small 92" screen and speakers flanking it, or a full wall 120-125" screen ALR, which means I can't have my cake and eat it too (have to lose ALR and go matte)

My sliding glass door and side windows are going to be treated for blackout. Most likely ambient light will be from dimmed overhead cans at 7' height. Screen wall is 10' by 7' high. Really want to fill it with a screen. Viewing is 15' back.

So in addition to being the foremost builder of screens in the industry, I'm here for I guess two, well maybe three reasons:

1. Have my cake and eat it too (Firehawk G4 Perf'd- ALR and AT)
2. Buy once buy right
3. Seems the owner of this organization also suffers from the same illness I do and have for decades: unyielding desire to take a metal tube, make it go 500mph at 8 miles over the earth and back again.

Looking to go with a 2.35 110-115 wide G4 Perforated or a 16:9 120-125" diagonal.

I'm a big fan of the masking panels for the Seymour Premiere, to black out for 16:9. I don't see this as an affordable option with this product, only expensive motorized masking?

Thanks in advance..

Feedback from those running the G4?
How far back does speaker front need to be from perf material to be effective (I don't have much depth either)

Any other thoughts appreciated.







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Happy New Year to all.

I've been doing quite a lot of research among all screen manufacturers to meet the needs of our space and needs. I don't have the ability to design and build a dedicated black hole (someday). Instead I have a finished walk out basement which is a multi purpose media room/family room. Compromise with the Wife. Given the space restrictions for the screen wall and moderate light, I've been having a heck of a time deciding between a small 92" screen and speakers flanking it, or a full wall 120-125" screen ALR, which means I can't have my cake and eat it too (have to lose ALR and go matte)

My sliding glass door and side windows are going to be treated for blackout. Most likely ambient light will be from dimmed overhead cans at 7' height. Screen wall is 10' by 7' high. Really want to fill it with a screen. Viewing is 15' back.

So in addition to being the foremost builder of screens in the industry, I'm here for I guess two, well maybe three reasons:

1. Have my cake and eat it too (Firehawk G4 Perf'd- ALR and AT)
2. Buy once buy right
3. Seems the owner of this organization also suffers from the same illness I do and have for decades: unyielding desire to take a metal tube, make it go 500mph at 8 miles over the earth and back again.

Looking to go with a 2.35 110-115 wide G4 Perforated or a 16:9 120-125" diagonal.

I'm a big fan of the masking panels for the Seymour Premiere, to black out for 16:9. I don't see this as an affordable option with this product, only expensive motorized masking?

Thanks in advance..

Feedback from those running the G4?
How far back does speaker front need to be from perf material to be effective (I don't have much depth either)

Any other thoughts appreciated.
The view from 15' requires as big a screen as possible. Don't even think about 92".

Go 100% full width either AT or horizontal LCR below 2.35 screen.

But don't go 2.35. Go 2.39, which is the true AR of (almost) all recent wide movies, to avoid top + bottom letterbox slivers.

If you have the budget, side masking panels would be wonderful for CIH and watching 1.78 TV.
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The G4 is a great material and one of my favorites for ALR. It has less artifacts than most of the other brands, its tradeoff is its ALR capabilities. Some other screens will do better with ambient light but have more artifacts. Since you have some control over that I think this is a good choice. Ideally, speakers should be about 1 foot behind the perf screen but they can be a little closer.


16:9 vs. 2.35 comes down to what type of material you like to watch. I am a movie watcher so I prefer 2.35 and that is what I own but I install all types. If most of your material is 16:9 like sports, gaming, TV and only watch an occasional movie than a 16:9 screen makes sense. It also depends on how you are going to do 2.35, zoom vs. anamorphic lens. Some installs I do use an anamorphic lens all the time and just stretch their 16:9 material. I have tried this at home to try it and no one seems to notice, except me of course. I find it a little more noticeable on TV than sports and for gaming it doesn't bother me at all. But, most people will never notice and some prefer it that way to fill the screen, YMMV. Masking would of course would be preferred but it does add to the cost quite a bit.
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The Stewart Microperf screen perforation pattern has over 30,000 .024 diameter holes per square foot. The total open area is 10.2 percent of the surface area. Most installations place the speakers 2-3 inches behind the screen surface. With that said, the optimum is 12 inches when measured by audio test equipment. For me, when testing, I can not hear the different but I do not have golden ears.
Also, when speakers are going to be placed close to screen it is recommended to use a speaker design with hi frequency horns instead of a single dome tweeter. High frequency horns distribute the sound waves over a larger screen area which allows better high frequency response to the listener.

The graph below is the audio sound pressure with dome tweeter speaker positioned two inches away from screen. This is prior to EQ of system.
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Thanks to all that have commented and provided me feedback and to Mr. Stewart for the info on speaker placement behind the perf. Unfortunately, I got the quote today for a Perf'd G4. I was good up until the perf part on cost, then out of the ballpark the ball sailed. So much for eating the cake. Thanks again all.


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Just like to say that Stewart Filmscreen is honored to be featured in February's "Scott Wilkinson's AVS Home Theater of the Month".
The room designer and integrator is by the highly respected Dennis Erskine. Here is the link to the thread and video.
HT of the Month: The Barber Theater
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Id like a bit of advice please (if possible)
I'm based in the Uk & there's not really much in the way of reviews over here for the Stewart screens..
Our viewing distance will be around 14 foot, so I'm contemplating perhaps around a 135" diagonal screen (electric), my problem is whether to get a Grey or a White screen?
It will be for film watching only & in the evenings, the windows will all be blacked out & hopefully the walls will also be on the dark side.
Only the ceilings & flooring will be a light colour, with this in mind can anyone please recommend a screen?
Thanks
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Id like a bit of advice please (if possible)
I'm based in the Uk & there's not really much in the way of reviews over here for the Stewart screens..
Our viewing distance will be around 14 foot, so I'm contemplating perhaps around a 135" diagonal screen (electric), my problem is whether to get a Grey or a White screen?
It will be for film watching only & in the evenings, the windows will all be blacked out & hopefully the walls will also be on the dark side.
Only the ceilings & flooring will be a light colour, with this in mind can anyone please recommend a screen?
Thanks
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