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AT Screens
« on: November 04, 2016, 05:53:36 PM »
I am using a 195" 2.35 diagonal SeymourAV AT screen, and loving it. It was a very reasonable price, and I paid a little extra to have all the grommets installed. Their delivery was pretty fast too. I then made up an extruded Aluminum frame, and we literally had it all together in about an hour! Not bad IMO for building a frame from scratch and installing it.


What are you using?
« Last Edit: November 04, 2016, 05:55:10 PM by ellisr63 »
Yamaha CX-A5100, (3) diy synergy horn 2 ways,, 4 JBL 8340As, 4 JBL 8320s, PS3, XBoxOne, Monoprice speaker wire, and XLR cables, Redmere HDMI cables, Monster HTPS7000, 2 Furman filters, SeymourAV 195" diagonal scope screen, Panamorph UH-480, Darbee Darcet, diy 14 channel Ice Power amp

Re: AT Screens
« Reply #1 on: November 05, 2016, 02:58:18 PM »
Did you, or are you going to have any black velvet trim?
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Re: AT Screens
« Reply #2 on: November 05, 2016, 03:26:18 PM »
Did you, or are you going to have any black velvet trim?
We have black velvet trim around the whole screen...about 3-4" wide. We also have black velvet on the ceiling for a couple of feet from the screen, and black velvet on the stage too. This was done after the install and was not included in the one hour time frame.
Yamaha CX-A5100, (3) diy synergy horn 2 ways,, 4 JBL 8340As, 4 JBL 8320s, PS3, XBoxOne, Monoprice speaker wire, and XLR cables, Redmere HDMI cables, Monster HTPS7000, 2 Furman filters, SeymourAV 195" diagonal scope screen, Panamorph UH-480, Darbee Darcet, diy 14 channel Ice Power amp

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Re: AT Screens
« Reply #3 on: November 10, 2016, 10:10:27 AM »
I use Black Millskin under White millskin and its outstanding...200$ total for a 130" 2.35 screen

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Re: AT Screens
« Reply #4 on: November 10, 2016, 11:05:51 AM »
I use Black Millskin under White millskin and its outstanding...200$ total for a 130" 2.35 screen
We used black Commando Cloth on all the walls, and ceiling area behind the screen...you can def tell the difference when you are behind the screen.

I think that D.I.Y. screens are an excellent value, and well worth trying out. The cash saved allows you to put the money toward other areas of the system that are lacking, or just allow you to get into projection (if you are stretching your budget to the max already).
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Re: AT Screens
« Reply #5 on: November 10, 2016, 12:39:17 PM »
I used to have an 115" wide DIY Seymour AV Center Stage AT screen and loved it. I gave it to a fellow home theater friend to start his new home theater project after I purchased an 138" Elite AT screen from Amazon around Black Friday 2014 for less than my DIY screen. The stock screen material was not very good to my eyes and I talked with Elite and they sent me their upgraded "4K" material for free...great service. I still think the Seymour AT screen material is a bit "better"...

Re: AT Screens
« Reply #6 on: November 11, 2016, 05:00:14 AM »
I never really liked Seymour's AT screens till he got the Enlightor. To me, it redefined the category and finally made AT screens an acceptable alternative to a solid screen.

Now, I see people are using millskin and spandex for DIY AT screens. I would probably spend the extra cash on the V6 material myself, but to each their own.

Re: AT Screens
« Reply #7 on: November 11, 2016, 06:47:19 AM »
I never really liked Seymour's AT screens till he got the Enlightor. To me, it redefined the category and finally made AT screens an acceptable alternative to a solid screen.

Now, I see people are using millskin and spandex for DIY AT screens. I would probably spend the extra cash on the V6 material myself, but to each their own.

I remember when Chris introduced the EN4K screens at CEDIA. I was using XD at the time. I walked up and asked Chris when he started selling solid screens. He said it is a new screen he was now selling and that it was AT. I was blown away and soon after went with EN4K. Now that I have seen V6, I want to change to it. Just have to find the time/make myself do it. My screen will be a lot of work, since I have to pull a masking system. I agree with Ericglo, V6 is a really nice fabric.

Welcome to the forum Eric. :)
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Re: AT Screens
« Reply #8 on: November 13, 2016, 05:49:44 AM »
how much would a 130" 2.35 screen of V6 be?

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Re: AT Screens
« Reply #9 on: November 14, 2016, 01:47:08 PM »
how much would a 130" 2.35 screen of V6 be?

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Re: AT Screens
« Reply #10 on: November 14, 2016, 03:36:49 PM »
I came into the DIY screen section not looking forward to it at all. Figured I would mess up something on an expensive screen. But it actually was one of the easier things to make.

141in Wood Poplar frame with kreg pocket holes to pull it all together. v6 screen.

Really happy with the results.

Re: AT Screens
« Reply #11 on: November 14, 2016, 06:14:28 PM »
I came into the DIY screen section not looking forward to it at all. Figured I would mess up something on an expensive screen. But it actually was one of the easier things to make.

141in Wood Poplar frame with kreg pocket holes to pull it all together. v6 screen.

Really happy with the results.

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Re: AT Screens
« Reply #12 on: November 21, 2016, 06:51:31 PM »
Like bmoney I'm using a white-over-black milliskin spandex screen and lighting it up with a JVC RS400.  It's a 120" x 60" "experiment" (could project 60" height for 16:9 and 120" width for 2.4 to see what I wanted to end up with).  I'm generally blown away with this combo and yet I feel I might be missing a bit of "pop." 

Has anyone ever used a W/B spandex screen and any other screen, AT or not, with the same projector?  How do they compare?

Re: AT Screens
« Reply #13 on: November 21, 2016, 08:04:26 PM »
Question on DIY frames:  I've seen examples of different designs that have center supports for large screens.  Do you have to do anything special to keep the supports from being visible through the AT material?

Re: AT Screens
« Reply #14 on: November 22, 2016, 06:19:33 AM »
Like bmoney I'm using a white-over-black milliskin spandex screen and lighting it up with a JVC RS400.  It's a 120" x 60" "experiment" (could project 60" height for 16:9 and 120" width for 2.4 to see what I wanted to end up with).  I'm generally blown away with this combo and yet I feel I might be missing a bit of "pop." 

Has anyone ever used a W/B spandex screen and any other screen, AT or not, with the same projector?  How do they compare?

The spandex screen is not as sharp of an image and you lose brightness over many of the manufactured AT weaves. With spandex, the adjacent fibers can glow a little bit, so this causes a slight loss in sharpness. Not saying it is a bad screen, just one of the trade offs.
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