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Questions on making a homemade projector screen

by dnytaftr / September 4, 2008 11:46 AM PDT

I was wonder some things on making a projector screen, Im planning on making one to fit on my apartments wall (81.5" screen") So far ive made a wooden frame to put the fabric on, but right now im not sure what kind to use. I heard so far canvas, satin,and seamless paper. Which would work best?

I heard that using canvas though makes a more "dull" image but if thats the case could i spray a clear coat on the fabric to make it, i would think, more reflective? or would this not work?

Thanks for the help!

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(NT) Quit trying to be cheap. In lieu of that, try a white sheet
by NM_Bill / September 4, 2008 11:55 AM PDT
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(NT) Just paint the wall with flat white paint
by rgfitz / September 4, 2008 12:09 PM PDT
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Cool Paintings
by julies12 / December 26, 2009 10:17 PM PST

Hi, Your wall looking so attractive with the white paint. If you have an idea to paint metallic colors that should be very nice for your wall.

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A good resource
by jostenmeat / September 4, 2008 1:18 PM PDT

AVS DIY Screen Section

If you need MUCH more brightness, which I doubt at that modest size, a high power 100-120" is only like $300 or so... I think*. 2.8x the brightness when on-axis. Its also helpful with poor light control.

Otherwise, its overkill for 81". Will destroy your black level.

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by dnytaftr / September 5, 2008 7:55 AM PDT
In reply to: A good resource

ohh okay seems like there are some informational links i could use here, yeahhh well i wanted to just paint the wall but its to rough to do so.. hmm cause accoding to my projector specs the biggest image i can get at 164 inchs away is 81ish so thats what im shooting for.

Thanks for the link Happy

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I recommend you play with the pic on the wall before
by jostenmeat / September 6, 2008 8:07 AM PDT
In reply to: hmm

choosing screen. see if you lose brightness by pushing the PJ's zoom to the extreme. well, FWIW.

specs are not always 100% accurate either. throw up the pic, and you can measure the screen width yourself. diagonal as well, or have a friend help you to measure it. either measurement works.

you're welcome. have fun.

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