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post #1 of 10 Old 12-04-2001, 08:21 AM - Thread Starter
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I've seen a lot of these for sale for pretty good prices. They claim a gain of 2.5. What are the advantages/disadvantages of using this material with a DLP projector.
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I'm deciding about the da-lite High Power. I need it to be fixed HDTV format 58" x 104. My projector is an LT150. Does anybody have a cheap source solution?
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I'm learning towards shopcousinsvideo.com for the high power screen and then diy my own frame. Does any body have tryied this approach? How hard is to work with their High Power material? I've heard that it does not stretch! Please help!
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Rodrigo,

I removed the Hi-power screen material from the pulldown mechanism and tacked it flat to my wall. You should be able to build a wooden frame for it and tack (thumb tack) it to the frame without a problem.

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I purchased the Da-mat High Contrast from cousins and made my own frame. Saved serious money and it came out awesome. Stretched out the fabric over a wood frame and stapled it to the frame.
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If you are going to go glass beaded the only screen worth considering is the Da-Lite hi-power which uses microscopic beads.

All other glass beaded screen are not suitable for anything shy of 20' wide. The beads are just too big and cause sparkles.

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PS. I bought one of my screens from Jason here at AVS - very helpful.

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I purchased the Da-mat High Contrast from cousins and made my own frame. Saved serious money and it came out awesome. Stretched out the fabric over a wood frame and stapled it to the frame.
But unless I'm multiplying wrong, the bare screen material is more expensive than the same with a manual pull down screen Model B?

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That's my understanding. it's cheaper to buy the finished screen and pul the fabric off.

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But unless I'm multiplying wrong, the bare screen material is more expensive than the same with a manual pull down screen Model B?
DaMat High Contrast is not available in pulldown -- perm wall or tensioned only.

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I picked the fabric up from Cousins Video when it came out... only $3.00 a sq/ft. 60" x 80" = $90. Frame Home Depot @$7. Great screen for under $100.
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