Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.
Buying anything on Amazon? Please use the Geekzone Amazon aff link.




1320 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 61


Topic # 109949 30-Sep-2012 12:54 Send private message

Anyone no of a place that allows in home trials for projector screens?

Just picked up a Benq w7000. Not looking at a good quality screen. But want to try befor I buy.

Create new topic
329 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 37


  Reply # 693716 30-Sep-2012 19:07 Send private message

Given that most stores would not carry them as a stock item, you could be pushing your luck. Best you might do is to take your projector into somewhere that has a projector demo room. These are getting hard to find now though with the big box retailers, you will be stuck with the more specialist stores.

Ive had 2, a cheap n nasty TM style screen, curved in at the sides within about 6 weeks and got some nasty discolouration in the middle. Fabric was always viewable with my projector.

Got it replaced via the retailer (harvey norman) after some "discussion", they replaced it with a Rapolloav screen.

Is 92 inch wide, manual pulldown. Still happy with it, no curling after over a year, still operates as smoothly as it did the day I got it, screen fabric is invisible, gives a good picture.

Would recommend one anyday, would not recommend a cheap TM one

115 posts

Master Geek
+1 received by user: 4


  Reply # 693913 1-Oct-2012 09:50 Send private message

Screens fall into "You get what you pay for"

Unfortunately NZ has always had a limited range of projection screens. If you want a high quality screen, you probably need to talk to your local Hi End audio visual retailor or as the previous post recommends, Rapallo. They carry modest quality screens with good hit power for buck and reasonable range.

For demos, you are asking a bit much, because they are so difficult to freight without damage it is a no go.

2243 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 87

Subscriber

  Reply # 693924 1-Oct-2012 10:01 Send private message

You're not looking for a good quality screen, yet you want an in-home trial?
Does not compute...



1320 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 61


  Reply # 695106 2-Oct-2012 19:49 Send private message

Yeah spelling mistake, meant to say NOW looking for...

Create new topic




Twitter »
Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:





Trending now »

Hot discussions in our forums right now:

Netflix officialy launching in NZ in March
Created by jarj, last reply by tdgeek on 21-Nov-2014 19:08 (97 replies)
Pages... 5 6 7


Gull Employment Dispute.
Created by networkn, last reply by Geektastic on 22-Nov-2014 17:30 (61 replies)
Pages... 3 4 5


Which one is right for me? M8, Z3, S5 or other?
Created by makiomoto, last reply by makiomoto on 20-Nov-2014 13:52 (40 replies)
Pages... 2 3


Slingshot line speed
Created by Frankiej45, last reply by Frankiej45 on 20-Nov-2014 14:38 (14 replies)

Chief Censor - He's at it again!
Created by scuwp, last reply by Nebbie on 19-Nov-2014 16:23 (42 replies)
Pages... 2 3


Little Wins labour Leadership
Created by MikeAqua, last reply by Aredwood on 21-Nov-2014 18:47 (53 replies)
Pages... 2 3 4


Orcon: Why did you cancel my email account without telling me??
Created by old3eyes, last reply by old3eyes on 21-Nov-2014 17:03 (13 replies)

Council recycling.....
Created by xpd, last reply by richms on 19-Nov-2014 17:17 (27 replies)
Pages... 2



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.

Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.