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wich projector screen ?

iv got my first projector arriving next week (infocus x10) im not sure what kind of screen i'll need for it, there's differant colours, ones with differant amounts of gain etc, its a bit confusing - i want a manual pull down screen to pull it over my pioneer plasma when watching movies. my walls are light cream. (pictures in your system forum) iv got about £200 to spent on one will that get me a quality screen? or should i spend a bit more? please guide me in the right direction thanks

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Re: wich projector screen ?

within that budget you may get a standard matt white version which will be good - offering 1:1 gain and good viewing angle. You can get beaded/high gain screens but you have to be dead on to the screen to get the benefit as viewing angle is reduced. The angle of the projector to the screen may have a bearing on this type of screen too in relation to the ideal viewing position. Ie if you're firing up from a table then the main best image will be seen if your close to the ceiling. This type of screen will probably be beyond that budget anyway.


 the other option is a grey higher contrast screen which trades some refelction but improves contrast for films  - not so good on PC images but if its purely movies and you can afford one then it is the best option.


 hope this helps

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thanks for the reply. clare what do you think any tips? http://www.moorgateacoustics.co.uk/index.php?product_id=721335&option=Prod_detail&image_id=373431im looking at this is it any good ?

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i'd be tempted to wait for the projector to come - set it up and project the image play around with the focus and zoom until happy with size of image and quality and then measure and buy the closest fitting screen you can - moving the projector forward/backwards can make a big difference to the image size - don't buy a screen and then mount the projector to fit as you may find that you can get a bigger/better image than you thought but you have limited your final decision on positioning and size due to the screen you have already bought - most manual give a chart with rough measurements but always better in my opinion to have a play


you also need to decide how far away you are sitting and how comfortable it is to watch at various sizes

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thanks for the great advice mate, sounds good to me! i'll do just that.

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i bought a panoview screen 84 inch http://www.panoview.eu/ as that was the biggest that would fit my room think it was about £90quid and is white reflective gain of 1.0 and is a good budget screen


i have just removed a wall from my lounge so can now get a bigger screen prob 120 inch so have ordered a ceiling mount and going to experiment myself then get a new screen incase 120 is to big from my normal seating area cuase thing they can be too big

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matengawhat:

i bought a panoview screen 84 inch http://www.panoview.eu/ as that was the biggest that would fit my room think it was about £90quid and is white reflective gain of 1.0 and is a good budget screen


i have just removed a wall from my lounge so can now get a bigger screen prob 120 inch so have ordered a ceiling mount and going to experiment myself then get a new screen incase 120 is to big from my normal seating area cuase thing they can be too big

i wish i had more room to play with but my room is only tiny,iv worked it out on infocus calculator im only going to be able to manage 75 to 80 inch because of the long throw ratio of the x10/in80 but that should be big enough considering iv only been using a 42 inch pioneer! what projector av you got or looking at?

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