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My uncle wants me to help him update his aging home theater. He currently has a Sony CRT projector (can't recall the model number, but it was a mid range model from the mid to late 1990's) and a Stewart screen. I also do not know the exact model number of the screen, but I know it has what would have been a suitable gain for a CRT projector in a completely light controlled basement. Is the conventional thinking that the screen needs to be replacemed when moving to a digital projector, or will his current screen be satisfactory? Again, there is very little ambient light.

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My uncle wants me to help him update his aging home theater. He currently has a Sony CRT projector (can't recall the model number, but it was a mid range model from the mid to late 1990's) and a Stewart screen. I also do not know the exact model number of the screen, but I know it has what would have been a suitable gain for a CRT projector in a completely light controlled basement. Is the conventional thinking that the screen needs to be replacemed when moving to a digital projector, or will his current screen be satisfactory? Again, there is very little ambient light.

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Any way you can get the serial number of the screen? i can tell you where it's at depending on whether it's fixed or motorized. Then i can take that info and get the screen details.

More than likely it will be a 2.0 or 1.8 gain. Those two were very popular matches with CRT's back in the 90's. If so, i'd recommend you buy a new skin for the existing parts.

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Any way you can get the serial number of the screen? i can tell you where it's at depending on whether it's fixed or motorized. Then i can take that info and get the screen details.

More than likely it will be a 2.0 or 1.8 gain. Those two were very popular matches with CRT's back in the 90's. If so, i'd recommend you buy a new skin for the existing parts.

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We don't live in the same city, but I will ask him to get the details.

How big of a difference would a new skin provide? Also what it involved in installing a new skin? Is it a DIY project?
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The screen is:

Stewart Videomatte 200
Serial Number: 98SF25641125
58" x 102"
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Bumping an old question from last year. Is Sterwart Videomatte 200 an acceptable material for today's digital 3d PJs? Thanks!
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No idea, but here is what I would do.
Set up the new projector on a table and try it out before you mount it on the ceiling, if that is where it is going.

Then go from there..

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