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Help: Where do I get a manual 2.35 Screen with 6 inches of masking at the bottom

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I'm working my way to a 2.35:1 setup. My last piece of the pie is to get a pull down screen (thinking manual due to cost) that I can use in front of my existing 16x9. unfortunately I won't be able to be achieve CIH because my speakers come a few inches above my current screens bottom. As such I'd like to find a screen that has 6 or so inches of masking at the bottom (to hide to bottom of my 16x9).

Has anyone seen something like this? Would I need to have something custom made/altered? I'm hoping not to spend more than $500 (prefer closer to $300 if possible) on this as I feel like I'm already going overboard just to achieve a larger 2.35 image.

Anyone have any ideas of who to contact? I've not yet found a manual 2.35 screen- much less one with several inches of masking.
post #2 of 3
Da-lite does custom screen sizing and masking. Other companies do as well, however I'm not sure if any others are in your price range. Here are the max width sizes for the Da-lite models. They might be able to go a little bigger. I'd call them and ask.

Model B 80" wide
Designer Contour 92" Wide
Model C 116" wide

Except for the Model B the others would be over $500 MSRP. I'd try AVS or a local dealer as you might be able to get a reasonable discount.

Hope this helps

Bob
post #3 of 3
Why not mask the 16x9 screen with black felt? A little velcro on the edges and some backing may be enough to give a professional look. Worst case you're out about $10 and some time.

My greywolf has extended blacking at the top of the screen if you keep pulling it out, I'm not sure why. The only thing I can think is to make the grey at the top disappear for 2.35:1 movies, or to give a little more flexibility in the install height.

Greg
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