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Topic: Best screen for Panasonic AE-700
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Can anyone make any suggestions on a screen for my new projector? I am interested in both high end and do it yourself solutions.
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Some more information would be helpful:

What size are you considering? How big is your room? How much ambient light? Have you read projector central's review on screens? What kind of budget do you have?
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I have a 25 x 18 room. I would like to get out for $600.00 if possible. I can control the light, so I can make it completely dark, but somethimes with guest over I prefer to have a small amout of ambient light in the rear of the room. I have dimmers on the lights and they are broken down into 3 zones and I sometimes leave on rear lights a small amout. I am looking at 100" size. It looks great on a white wall in which I left a 100" diag. white areauntil I could decide on a screen. I have read projector central but wanted some other opinions.
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It sounds like your looking at a fixed screen. A high end screen will set you back double (or more) of that $600. Look at Stewart Filmscreen, Inc. Their Firehawk and Studiotek 130 are two of the best and are well over $1000.

Carada make very good screens that are much closer to your budget (even if Projector Central didn't give them very high marks - they didn't test the Brilliant White version though). David Giles, the owner, is very helpfull and will bend over backwards to make sure his customers are happy - factory direct, internet orders only.

No, I don't work for them and I own a Da-Lite screen (needed a pull-down for my LR/HT room). I got my screen for well below MSRP, including shipping.
[Edited by Rasafras on Mar 29, 2005 at 2:07 AM]
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I am going with the diy theater screen paint. Reviews have been good, but it is definitely along the do it yourself vein. There is another brand named screen goo that is a paint on screen surface. They compare favorably to the D-lite screens but less favorably to a greyhawk or something. Price and the ability to make it perfectly flat and custom sized were the keys for me to make my decision. I will try to post later and tell how it goes.
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