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My screen wall is 150" wide and my screen will take up 116" of that so I don't have enough room on the left and right for a horizontal moving curtain to gather on the left and right of the screen. I want to use a curtain that rolls up like a shade, but i'm having trouble finding a source for the motor, remote, etc. I did get one quote in the thousands which is way over my budget for the curtain. I would like to get the motor and rod then use a handpainted muslin backdrop as the curtain.


Just looking for ideas and news from anyone whose made their own motorized "shade curtain".


Many thanks
 

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Harry,


Here is a web link to a company that sells a motorized roller with IR remote control. I don't own one myself, but a couple of people on AVS have their curtain track model CL800. It is sold by a couple web vendors. There are a couple of eBay folks selling rmt ctl motorized rollers as well.

http://www.powercurtain.com/product2.html


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Thanks John, I will definitely check it out. If you're interested in the backdrop idea I think it's something a little different from what most are doing. Since i'm new, AVS won't let me post a URL yet but you can google "backdrop.us"


The item i plan to use is product # zhd-3002-01035 on page 14.


Eventhough I have a dedicated theater room, I want to keep it as multi-purpose as possible...if that makes any sense. It's such a comfortable room for hanging out, reading, games, etc., so I don't want the huge 10' screen glaring down on you when you're not using it to watch movies.


Thanks again and i'll post a note as soon as i decide on something. RS20 is in the mail!
 

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Here is a great animation of a top & bottom masking setup, I found this somewhere on this wonderful AVS Forum;

http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/attac...8&d=1228255783


Another animation shows a top roller which rolls down side masking to change the screen size, in this case from 16:9 to 4:3 or any other two AR's by changing the width of masks. Maybe stack a second roller on top of the first with a wider mask to mask for 4:3 classic films. This approach would allow you to keep your screen height constant (CHI). For super wide screens in narrow rooms, this might just be the solution. Surely not as dramatic or wonderfully sweeping a presentation as center open curtains, but a solution for a tight space.

http://home.earthlink.net/~sushinut/dropmask.gif



John
 
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