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Anyone know if using the Curved Seymour screens in 16:9 format and the projector at a distance of 14 feet is suitable? Is there a way to calculate the angles?

Also, who do I contact to order the screens?

You did not say what size screen or which projector?

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You did not say what size screen or which projector?

Screen us 10 feet wide. Projector the sony 500es.

Today I took a piece od string and pulled it from 15 feet away from an imaginary screen and used 6 inches of curve and see where the string ended up. It was 2.5 inches. Not sure if this was a valid method
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Anyone know if using the Curved Seymour screens in 16:9 format and the projector at a distance of 14 feet is suitable? Is there a way to calculate the angles?

Also, who do I contact to order the screens?

Contact Seymour on their web site. They have a whole set of ordering instructions both for standard and custom offerings.


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I've sent a note to Seymour but figured I'd pick the brains of folks here. For the EN4k Screens, they use a french cleat system for mounting.

Does anyone know where I could buy a couple EXTRA french cleats that are compatible with the ones it comes with?


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For those in the Chicago area, I'd encourage you to check out the AXPONA show of high-end audio this weekend. We'll have our new Center Stage UF screen, with an Avielo native 2.35 projector (calibrated by Ken Whitcomb), iRule (Steve Crabb) and audio by Seaton Sound (Mark Seaton). It's on the lower level - streeter. It'll be sure to impress you.

http://www.axpona.com/

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Chris, do you think the Clip Swal system will work to mount and tension the UF and XD properly?
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Yeah, those should work well. The XD might be a bit stiff to get in there, but it looks like a good tensioning system.

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Hi chris. I just ordered a curved screen from jon. Is it possible to include a french cleat system.
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What can I use to clean the xd material. Like if a drink splashed on it?
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Tell Jon whatever you need and we'll take care of it.

To clean the XD screen, simply wash with a soapy rag or toothbrush. For the worst stains, you can use some kitchen/bath cleaner that has bleach in it, and then wash it off. Also, you can flip it over and use the other side since both sides spec the same.

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Awesome thanks. I didn't realize it was that durable.
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For those in the Chicago area, I'd encourage you to check out the AXPONA show of high-end audio this weekend. We'll have our new Center Stage UF screen, with an Avielo native 2.35 projector (calibrated by Ken Whitcomb), iRule (Steve Crabb) and audio by Seaton Sound (Mark Seaton). It's on the lower level - streeter. It'll be sure to impress you.

http://www.axpona.com/

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Hi Chris,

A quick public thank you for the help with the screen this weekend at Axpona. Ken Whitcomb did a great job setting up the display and visitors were impressed by both the picture and sound. Being a significant 2 channel enthusiast crowd I got quite a kick out of how many times we were asked "Where's the center channel?" wink.gif

Here are a couple pictures of the 7 speaker, 6 subwoofer, 22,000W system assembled in our 28' square, 10' tall demo room:

From the seats (the vertical overscan was before Ken had the Lumagen in the chain):


A quick panoramic from my phone:


I look forward to a chance to assemble something even more impressive in the future, and we will most certainly have black velvet on the walls next go around!

Thanks again,
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Wow, that's an impressive-looking setup. Wish I could be there to see/hear it!

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Hello, everybody.

Have spent 3 days already trying to buy 100" motorized (220V) AT screen and have failed (((   Most of advices here is to buy from seymourav.com  but  purchasing process on the site is hard and they don't reply on emails ((

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That does not sound right to me... Seymour is known for some of the the best customer service around! confused.gif

Call Chris at 515-450-5694 and/or email him at Chris@seymourav.com

You will get a response and he will probably also chime in here at AVS.


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It's true that retractables are not in the shopping cart system because they are a more customized product, but I don't show any inquiries in my Inbox for a 100" 220v screen. However, I do believe AV Science is taking proper care of you. Feel free to ask any questions you might have via email, phone or these pages.

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I finally got the anamorphic lens I have always wanted. ISCOIIIL on a Marantz branded Panamorph sled. I am going to see if I can make a small plexi replacement logo plate that says "ISCO" to replace the Marantz. I bought this setup from a forum member here to be used with my JVC projector (X55R). Got it all mounted over the weekend and now all I need is a screen! It has taken me forever through incrimental upgrades, wheeling and dealing and patience to get the equipment I have now. I don't know how some of you guys drop this kind of money on everything at once. I'm really tempted to try DIY for the screen but after all this time and money invested I hate to cheap out if it will compromise the final look. I have done DIY screen in the past but nothing in 2.35 and never accoustically transparent. As cool as a curved screen would look, I know I can't afford that. The amount of pincushion I have will be easily hidden in the screen masking so flat screen it is. I need to get a sample of the new material to see how it compares to the XD.

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Grats, dropzone! My upgrading has been incremental as well. I just recently upgraded from a Home Theater Brothers lens to a Panamorph UH480. It was such a smoking deal I couldn't pass it up. That Isco looks awesome. You probably don't need a curved screen, but I'm telling you it is so cool and the lens gives you a legitimate excuse. I made mine myself using spandex initially, then upgraded to the XD material. All in it was under $500 for a 138" curved screen (check out my build thread if you're interested). The curve takes some getting used to, but now I love it. A side benefit is that it seemed to me that there was less light bouncing off the side walls because of the curve thus better contrast. I'm sure you'll be happy with a flat screen as well, but I thought I'd chime in. smile.gif
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Grats, dropzone! My upgrading has been incremental as well. I just recently upgraded from a Home Theater Brothers lens to a Panamorph UH480. It was such a smoking deal I couldn't pass it up. That Isco looks awesome. You probably don't need a curved screen, but I'm telling you it is so cool and the lens gives you a legitimate excuse. I made mine myself using spandex initially, then upgraded to the XD material. All in it was under $500 for a 138" curved screen (check out my build thread if you're interested). The curve takes some getting used to, but now I love it. A side benefit is that it seemed to me that there was less light bouncing off the side walls because of the curve thus better contrast. I'm sure you'll be happy with a flat screen as well, but I thought I'd chime in. smile.gif

I am glad I got a curved then
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For those in the Chicago area, I'd encourage you to check out the AXPONA show of high-end audio this weekend. We'll have our new Center Stage UF screen, with an Avielo native 2.35 projector (calibrated by Ken Whitcomb), iRule (Steve Crabb) and audio by Seaton Sound (Mark Seaton). It's on the lower level - streeter. It'll be sure to impress you.

http://www.axpona.com/

Cheers,
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Good old Ken! Had him at my home a few times over the years to calibrate an old NEC XG-852 CRT projector. He works magic. I remember watching him calibrate and tweak the machine and thinking how he accomplished more in a few hours than I had done in months of struggling with the projector. I remarked to him on how amazing it was and he just looked at me with this sly grin and said "It's what I do". biggrin.gif
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Grats, dropzone! My upgrading has been incremental as well. I just recently upgraded from a Home Theater Brothers lens to a Panamorph UH480. It was such a smoking deal I couldn't pass it up. That Isco looks awesome. You probably don't need a curved screen, but I'm telling you it is so cool and the lens gives you a legitimate excuse. I made mine myself using spandex initially, then upgraded to the XD material. All in it was under $500 for a 138" curved screen (check out my build thread if you're interested). The curve takes some getting used to, but now I love it. A side benefit is that it seemed to me that there was less light bouncing off the side walls because of the curve thus better contrast. I'm sure you'll be happy with a flat screen as well, but I thought I'd chime in. smile.gif
I built my flat screen using Seymor XD for a little over $550 from Chriss and Jon it is 15 degree diaginal cut with gromets and bands with a minimulast wall check my screen build.
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The new 4K material scores very well in the latest industry wide independent third party testing:

http://www.homecinemaguru.com/new-accucal-projection-screen-material-test-report/
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The new 4K material scores very well in the latest industry wide independent third party testing:

http://www.homecinemaguru.com/new-accucal-projection-screen-material-test-report/

I have referenced the old report countless times. A true benchmark. Glad to see they have updated. Thanks for the link.

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Just placed my order for a XD AT Grommet Screen - 180'' wide image - 2.40"1 ... I am first on the list for when they get the next shipment... Now to start looking for the aluminum to make the screen frame. Does anyone know where you can get the angle brackets that go inside the rectangular tubing? I think we will be going 1x4 tubing with 2 center supports. If anyone has any info that might help in making a aluminum screen frame please let me know.

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Hello, everybody.
Have spent 3 days already trying to buy 100" motorized (220V) AT screen and have failed (((   Most of advices here is to buy from seymourav.com  but  purchasing process on the site is hard and they don't reply on emails ((
Strange... They responded to me in about an hour. Send Chris an email.

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Just placed my order for a XD AT Grommet Screen - 180'' wide image - 2.40"

Yowza! What are you using to light a 15' wide unity gain screen? The BenQ W1070?

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Yowza! What are you using to light a 15' wide unity gain screen? The BenQ W1070?
What I am doing is making a screen wall and then acoustically masking it down to whatever my current projector can handle... This way i will not have to buy another screen down the road if I get one that can handle the huge screen. I am using a Panasonic ae8000. The BenQ w1070 will be delegated to the MB with the 134" Jamestown screen.

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What I am doing is making a screen wall and then acoustically masking it down to whatever my current projector can handle... This way i will not have to buy another screen down the road if I get one that can handle the huge screen. I am using a Panasonic ae8000. The BenQ w1070 will be delegated to the MB with the 134" Jamestown screen.

What a great idea. Future proof the screen. I wished I got a bigger screen
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The new 4K material scores very well in the latest industry wide independent third party testing:

http://www.homecinemaguru.com/new-accucal-projection-screen-material-test-report/

Interesting. I was starting to lean more towards the UF material because of my close front row seating distance (app. 9 feet) but he doesn't recommend it for screens larger than 8' to 9' wide. I'm planning on the 130" wide 2.35 fixed from from Seymour so it sounds like light loss would be too severe for a screen this size. I like the XD sample I have and I don't think the weave will be that visible from my front row. The second row will be occupied more often anyway so I don't think it's worth the light loss trade off to make the weave slightly less visible for the front row that will be occupied on rare occasion.
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Interesting. I was starting to lean more towards the UF material because of my close front row seating distance (app. 9 feet) but he doesn't recommend it for screens larger than 8' to 9' wide. I'm planning on the 130" wide 2.35 fixed from from Seymour so it sounds like light loss would be too severe for a screen this size. I like the XD sample I have and I don't think the weave will be that visible from my front row. The second row will be occupied more often anyway so I don't think it's worth the light loss trade off to make the weave slightly less visible for the front row that will be occupied on rare occasion.

Get free samples of all of them, throw them up on a dark wall and view them in a dark room with your projector showing a snow scene or something similar and see what you think.


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