Originally Posted by Benix
Trying to find the right screen option. I’ve spent some hours reading on this forum. MMan and others: can't believe the time you spend helping others... it's awesome.
So I thought it’d be time to try my luck. So here’s my situation:
- Recently got my hands on a well priced JVC HD100 (RS2?)
Way to go! Great purchase. Great things to look forward to!
- Dedicated room (3rd floor of my rented house)
- Can get to pitch dark (only 1 small window to block) BUT… light blue paint on walls, white ceilings, beige carpet… aaaaaaarg!
The single most worrisome surface will be the Ceiling. You not talking about a huge screen....so it doesn't have to be hung close to the Ceiling, so until you can get permission to paint, you'll do OK.
- Sitting a bit over 9 feet from screen. Projecting around 12 feet from screen.
I would like to get as big a screen as comfortably possible.
With the JVC...much is possible. From a 9' seating location, a almost 9' "WIDE" is a big as can be suggested (60" x 106" = 122" @ 1:1 Distance to Width) 8' is absolutely OK. (96" x 54" = 110" ) A 10' x 5' sheet of Sintra allows for either size. Be certain the provider of the Sintra does the cutting for you as they can cut it perfectly squared diagonally.
I’m thinking that maybe I should make my screen and project on the unpainted material for a short time until I can convince the landlord to paint the walls dark, and then paint the screen material with the perfect MMan-recommended formula!
If you paint it now.....you can use a Formula that will mitigate the Room's effect, yet also benefit the PJs attributes later when the room is more ideally colored. The only reason to wait is really because you feel it unnecessary to worry about it. That would be in error...if for no other reason that if you simply were forbidden to paint, you'd have to have a Gray anyway to make things "Mo Bedder".
What’s the best material to get? I’m seeing a lot of people who opt for Sintra. I’m in NC by the way. (I’m thinking of going with maybe 100” wide if possible…)
Sintra would be a great choice. And lucky you....the Home Base for Piedmont Plastic is in Charlotte, NC...w/branches in Raleigh & Greensborohttp://www.piedmontplastics.com/locations.asp
Should I just paint right now or will the unpainted material give a good enough picture for a short time?
Either way....it's gonna be fun. As I said before though....painting the Screen is what matters most, because any of the applications suggested will work to combat the effects of Room-induced reflection of both ambient and projected light.
Let's say you opt for the biggest screen possible...the 122"er. (...and you will...of course...
) It's 60" high. If the top of the Screen is mounted 18"" down from the Ceiling in a 8' high room, that leaves the Bottom of the Screen 18" off the Floor. That's perfectly OK as long as you only have 1 Row of seats, and in fact, that positioning will create a extremely immersive effect.
Thanks in advance. Really glad I found this site…
We are glad your joining us. Let's get'ter dun!