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I am currently waiting for my brand new Marquee 8500, and I have to admit I am thrilled.

I would like your ideas on the type of screen (material and gain) I should use to get the most out of the Marquee. I will be using an 80" wide motorized screen.


Thank you,


Nicholas.
 

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Stewart Studiotek 130 (1.3 gain). More brightness and pop than a matte screen, not enough gain to have noticeable hot spotting on video material, more opaque than the DaLite cinemavision. Very nice.
 

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Drew in screen terms, what exactly do you mean by more opaque? Are you referring to the passing of light through the material? Backing? I was suprised when I received my Cinemavision and it had a black backing, it was not expected as I had heard that there was no backing to this material. It is more opaque than the Stewart Firehawk that I had previously.
 

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Drew in screen terms, what exactly do you mean by more opaque? Are you referring to the passing of light through the material? Backing? I was suprised when I received my Cinemavision and it had a black backing, it was not expected as I had heard that there was no backing to this material. It is more opaque than the Stewart Firehawk that I had previously.
When I got my screen samples a year and a couple months ago, the Cinemavision was very translucent and had no backing of any sort. One user reported that it let enough light through in both directions that placing it in front of a white wall washed out the image.


My Stewart Studiotek 130 screen (~1 year old) isn't completely opaque, although it lets a lot less light through (a bright flash light is visible on the back side, a projected image is not) than my cinemavision sample.


DaLite has probably changed the fabric to be like the Video Spectra sample I had (that had a black backing).
 

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Nope. I got the CV about 2 months ago and it is still very opaque. So much that I am going to put a backing on it. Now, I ordered just material and that could have something to do with it. Had I ordered a complete screen, there may have been a difference.
 

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Jay,


Do you mean transparent or not opaque? :) Mine is a tensioned electric that I received about 2 weeks ago and that may be the difference. Of course it is also a possibility that the screen I ordered may not be the screen I received but I have nothing to compare it to. Terry Ferentinos set up my projector a couple of weeks ago and thought it looked right so........
 

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Just received confirmation from Dalite that the tensioned Cinemavision does have the black backing.
 

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So after trying some other screens... you decided to get the Stewart Studiotek 130 (1.3 gain)?


That is one classy screen.


Any regrets?
 

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I looked at samples before buying the Stewart, which are only big enough to compare aspects of the picture. I've also watched eough movies on rippled retractable screens that I knew I didn't want one.


Definately no regrets - it looks wonderful.


Stewart does not make cheap screens, although with non-micro-perfed units in reasonable sizes (
 

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"the Cinevision was very translucent and had no backing of any sort. One user reported that it let enough light through in both directions that placing it in front of a white wall washed out the image."


Exactly what was happening to me on the cinevision 1.3 gain screen.Glad i read this thread to fix the problem.Now let me get this off the market(was selling in the selling area)


Thanks,

George
 

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I have heard and seen some good things about screen material from Parkview Plastics. I don not know if they sell these things in a finished state but when I saw a 7.5" Runco projector against that material, it was very high quality. Has anyone heard or seen of this stuff? Also, is 1.3 gain material availbale in a 4:3 manual pull - down?



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There are numerous threads here at AVS about the Parkland Plastics HD screen for $50 ($25 for the screen, and $25 for mounting hardware, etc.)


Some like it... some love it... and many have moved on to other DIY screens. I guess it depends on your priorities.


It is available at many Home Depots, as well as Loewes, and can be ordered directly from the factory.


For the price, you might like it.


I haven't decided what to do yet... so I project on a beige wall. Not the best thing to do... but it fits with my current priorities.
 

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FYI

I am using a XG135LC and in my experience 1.5 gain da-lite is good. It gives more brightness with very little hotspotting and as an added bonus the material is heavier so if you are using a non tensioned screen it WILL wrikle LESS.

This is learned from using Da-lite 1.0 ,1.3, and 1.5 gain screens.
 

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Stewart themselves usually recommend their 1.5 gain screen with this projector because it can be a bit dim. If you're going to floor mount it, you might also consider the Da-Lite High Power. It's a 2.0 gain screen.
 

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I would say go with the stewart 130 1.3grain, I use it with my 9501LC and it looks fantastic. Plus stewart backs there product 100%. get it with the veloux frame, you won't be dissappointed.


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I like the Studiotek 130 very much and used a 1.85 aspect ratio, 80 X 43 inch version of it myself with my Vision One (equivalent to the 9-inch EH9501LC). Even at 1080P, I found the image not overly bright and, so, if I had it to do over again, I'd move up to the Ultramatte 150 (1.5 gain) as Stewart recommends. I might even try the Stewart Videomatte 200, a 1.8 gain screen. Digital projectors are so enjoyably bright these days (even if they have other problems), that I think the extra gain is needed or you just won't be happy in the long run. But maybe that's just me.
 

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PF,

IMHO,I like that comparison,you have at least done it.

Others,unless you have compared in real time,observations are severely limited.

Hi Power (GAIN 3.1 ON AXIS )is preferred.If 7gain(crt)is available with HP type virtues-I would take it.
 
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