Originally Posted by 4got10
Quick question, Since this will be my first screen would I be better off doing a 98-100" diagonal screen then so I can use standard 4x8 material as a back opposed to using the 5x8 DW sheet? If this is the case what would be a good choice?
Not a lot of "no Paint" choices out there. Yes...if you take a 4' x 8' piece of DW and cut it to 48" x 85" and glue it to 1/4" (not 1/8") hardboard of the same size, you'll have a very flat, solid 98" diagonal screen assembly.
If you cut the Hardboard to 89" wide, you'll have 2" at each side to screw the Board / Screen assembly onto the wall. Take the left over hardboard, cut 2" wide strips, stick them "Top & Bottom" between whatever trim you choose, (to level out with the 2" wide side areas) and nail up the trim around the sides.
Using projector central's distance calculator it looks like I'll be sitting about 10' to 11' and the ceiling mount will be at about 12.5' from the wall the screen will be mounted on. Some people say the bigger the better but I am not always sold on that.
get sold. If your using a 1080p PJ and have both good Content and a good screen surface, viewing distances to the screen can be as close as 1.2:1 these days, and immerse you into the action.
I am also considering making a BOC screen in the 98-100" range for the time being and then building the DW screen once I am moved into the new place. Maybe then I would get a good idea if I need the bigger screen. Paint on the wall is not really an option as the wife said no go on that. It's also too bad that I can't the do-able here in AB as that would make a great temp solution until I am moved.
What do you guys think?
Try the smaller DW / Board option. No BOC unpainted will come close to pleasing you like DW, and really...the only advantage would be it's lighter weight when hanging / moving it about. With the Dw you'll be seeing EXACTLY what you'll see when you get the larger sheet. No real choice IMO.
But that's me of course.