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So is that measuring the width or diagonal? I was told that I could fit a 100" screen in the space I have
Measuring the width of the screen. A 100 inch diagonal 16:9 screen is 87.2 inches wide. So your minimum throw for a slate screen should be just under 11 feet. (10.9 feet or 130.8 inches)

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Measuring the width of the screen. A 100 inch diagonal 16:9 screen is 87.2 inches wide. So your minimum throw for a slate screen should be just under 11 feet. (10.9 feet or 130.8 inches)
Ok thats good to know. Now to call AVS and see how much a flex zero edge will cost
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I just shot a quick video of the screen in action (on my iPhone 6). I turned on the room lights, opened the curtains and rolled up the window shade. I moved side to side and tried to keep the windows in the shot to show that there was light coming from the outside in. Hope the video helps.

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I just shot a quick video of the screen in action (on my iPhone 6). I turned on the room lights, opened the curtains and rolled up the window shade. I moved side to side and tried to keep the windows in the shot to show that there was light coming from the outside in. Hope the video helps.

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very nice what gain ?
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very nice what gain ?
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I just shot a quick video of the screen in action (on my iPhone 6). I turned on the room lights, opened the curtains and rolled up the window shade. I moved side to side and tried to keep the windows in the shot to show that there was light coming from the outside in. Hope the video helps.
Looks like it was overcast outside. It would be interesting to see how the screen does when it is sunny outside...

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I'm thinking about changing my Draper Screen to a Black Diamond - the room wis 146" wide - I was hoping to squeeze in a 155" diagonal 2.35:1 which would be 143.5" wide from the SI screen calculator tool - would you think this is too tight and that the LEDs would overspill onto the side walls?

My current screen - not the one shown in the pic is 16:9 and gives me a 134" diagonal in 2.35:1, but it would be the same image size as my old 2.35:1 actually shown.

I have a 65" plasma behind the screen which is motorised and tab tensioned, but I was thinking bout going with a fixed Black Diamond and ditching the plasma totally, as we watch 90% movies in the living room.

Its just the two of us, no kids, and herself has given the green light to go with a wall mounted screen. I thought it could be a nice feature in the room with the backlighting.

Seating distance would be 14 feet and the throw distance would be 19feet.

How does that sound to you guys?
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I'm thinking about changing my Draper Screen to a Black Diamond - the room wis 146" wide - I was hoping to squeeze in a 155" diagonal 2.35:1 which would be 143.5" wide from the SI screen calculator tool - would you think this is too tight and that the LEDs would overspill onto the side walls?

My current screen - not the one shown in the pic is 16:9 and gives me a 134" diagonal in 2.35:1, but it would be the same image size as my old 2.35:1 actually shown.

I have a 65" plasma behind the screen which is motorised and tab tensioned, but I was thinking bout going with a fixed Black Diamond and ditching the plasma totally, as we watch 90% movies in the living room.

Its just the two of us, no kids, and herself has given the green light to go with a wall mounted screen. I thought it could be a nice feature in the room with the backlighting.

Seating distance would be 14 feet and the throw distance would be 19feet.

How does that sound to you guys?
In looking at your picture, I'm guessing that you would need to raise the screen by at least a foot, so that the 155" diagonal screen is above the speakers. My preference would be to have a smaller screen that is closer to the floor, for purposes of immersion. Plus, your screen will be closer to the ceiling and side walls, which may cause more unwanted reflections. Just my .02

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In looking at your picture, I'm guessing that you would need to raise the screen by at least a foot, so that the 155" diagonal screen is above the speakers. My preference would be to have a smaller screen that is closer to the floor, for purposes of immersion. Plus, your screen will be closer to the ceiling and side walls, which may cause more unwanted reflections. Just my .02

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Hiya and thanks for the reply.

I'll keep the screen lower, I'll change the floor standers to low mounted on wall speakers so height wouldn't be a problem. Id chase the cables in. Something like MK MP300s perhaps, or MP 150s, they seem to be living room friendly.

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Question for folks who are using a fixed screen. How do u guys maintain it
I currently have a motorized electric screen. It doesn't end up collecting much dust since its rolled up when not in use
Worried about how I would maintain a fixed screen
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Question for folks who are using a fixed screen. How do u guys maintain it
I currently have a motorized electric screen. It doesn't end up collecting much dust since its rolled up when not in use
Worried about how I would maintain a fixed screen
Screens are vertical, so dust is usually not much of a problem. A BD screen can be wiped off. Just don't want to scratch it.

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Question for folks who are using a fixed screen. How do u guys maintain it
I currently have a motorized electric screen. It doesn't end up collecting much dust since its rolled up when not in use
Worried about how I would maintain a fixed screen
First thing. I made it an absolute rule with my 8 year old son that he never even thinks of touching the screen. Not only does he heed my wishes, but he makes sure no one else gets near it also. (good kid)

If you're at all concerned when not in use, just cover the screen with a large black curtain or something when not in use. Mine is always out in the open and occasionally gets a pass with a feather duster. That's it.
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Question for folks who are using a fixed screen. How do u guys maintain it
I currently have a motorized electric screen. It doesn't end up collecting much dust since its rolled up when not in use
Worried about how I would maintain a fixed screen
I helped install a Black Diamond last Friday and SI is now including some sort of spray cleaner. I didn't pay much attention to the brand, but it was in a clear and orange plastic bag. Not sure when SI started including that. Hadn't installed a Black Diamond for about 6 months so sometimes recently.

For my PureGray screen I simply use a damp (not wet) microfiber cloth. I first wipe side to side them go over it again wiping vertically.
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First thing. I made it an absolute rule with my 8 year old son that he never even thinks of touching the screen. Not only does he heed my wishes, but he makes sure no one else gets near it also. (good kid)

If you're at all concerned when not in use, just cover the screen with a large black curtain or something when not in use. Mine is always out in the open and occasionally gets a pass with a feather duster. That's it.
I did that with my son when he was 6 or 7 years old and he never touched the screen. Told him that touching the screen would mess it up and then we would not be able to have the large screen for movies. He never messed with the screen. Much better kid than I was at his age. He is 15 now and still a great kid. So far being a teenager has not corrupted him.

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Is the recommended throw for a Slate screen 1.5 times screen width, same as for Black Diamond, or could it be less?

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Is the recommended throw for a Slate screen 1.5 times screen width, same as for Black Diamond, or could it be less?
1.5 times, no less. I'm told even 1.5 is a little short, so you should try to get more throw.
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