Finished my screen over the weekend, and as promised an update
. Got the screen wall mounted just in time to see GB stomp the Bears
First up a tip when ordering an 80/20 kit:
Be sure to specify the quick frame
product. I did not specify, and by default my supplier "assumed", the result >> I ended up paying about $50.00 extra for heavier duty extrusions that used a "T-nut type connector" at the connection points. Not a bad thing - just more expensive and heavier than needed.
My screen dimensions areas follows:
viewable area 57" x 101.5"
overall size is 61" (delivered width of the DW) x 105.5".
For cutting it to length, a few tips that resulted in a very clean edge:
Bought a new plywood blade for my skill saw, taped the "cut line" on both sides, and cut from the unfinished side (finished side down).
I used contact cement to attach a 2" border. Here are the supplies. I meant to take a photo showing how I masked off the inner edge of the border with painters tape. This kept the contact cement off the viewable area and made it much easier to get a nice straight edge with the border.
The finished result:
And Temporarily Mounted (screen will be coming down so that I can install linacoustic, GOM, trim work, and finish the drapery valance on top):
Someone was asking about photos with a 1080PJ? The following are HD-Ota shots from a JVC RS-1. Sorry did not have time to put up any 1080p blu-ray material. (I will make my excuses in advance; did not user a tripod, these are my first attempts at screen shots, and have not yet tweaked the PJ with my Video Essentials Essentials disc).
First up is 1080i from Fox sports:
The remainder are 720p from PBS:
Thanks Again to 20Fan for sharing !!