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Old 05-08-2012, 10:13 AM - Thread Starter
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We have a picnic shelter that is about 10ft tall beams and 25ft wide. I have 6x6 poles on the sides and top of the 10 x 25ft opening I can secure a tarp to. I am thinking that would be my easiest solution. Is there a good tarp to buy that I can stretch with bungee cords to the 3 sides beams that will get me up and running?

I have an epson 705hd projector I am going to use. I was thinking that maybe I could do a rear projection for a little neater setup and less of a mess. And I saw some material called Trapeze PlusĀ® (White) but I don't know how well that will stretch. I don't have room to store a frame so I am limited to using the existing end of the picnic shelter.

Any help would be appreciated. I would like to try it out this weekend if I can source a tarp locally or get one ordered today to have it here by friday.
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Is the tarp just to protect the screen material from the weather?

If you have an old white bedsheet lying around, you could hang that up in the opening and test how well rear projection would work in that location.

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ok so a white bedsheet, the tarp is if I do a front projection
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Order the size you want, "White on White"...from this source.

http://www.billboardtarps.com/

The Trapeze PlusĀ® does have a slight amount of stretch, but my experience with it shows it requires significant lumens to produce a vibrant RP image via a straight rear throw. If the PJ is in line with the viewers eye level, it also tends to have a very bright center (hot spot). It's also not so very inexpensive. Really, it's designed for Commercial use where a dearth of lumens isn't common.

You won't find a better deal on BIG screen material than the above. If your planning something BIG, the 705hd won't deliver w/2500 lumens through a 12' + diagonal RP screen. It will however do great doing FP on the material suggested, up to and well beyond the aforementioned 12' +

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hey mississipi man you helped me with my paint on my screen last year this time, thanks a bunch for that. I can only see a white tarps not white on white? do you have a good place to get grommets?
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You can buy a Grommet Maker and Grommets online for cheap.
example:
http://www.amazon.com/General-Tools-.../dp/B00004T7VZ


White? All White Tarps are White on both sides
I found this here: https://billboardtarps.myshopify.com/collections/tarps

a 14' x 48' "White" (use the Drop-Down window)

They Have Gray Tarps too...for High Contrast needs.

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ok so i won't have time to get the canvas here by the weekend, is there anything that is available locally that I can throw up this weekend. i don't care if its a tarp or canvas or fabric? I would like to be able to just go and pick something up, I am thinking about ordering a 16 x 9 screen already done from

http://www.carlofet.com/finished-pro...or-screen.html

seems like a nice simple way to get something I can install quick, but I don't think it can be here by friday.

Unless someone knows of something better...

I just want to watch movies outside on something bigger than my sima 72"
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ok so i won't have time to get the canvas here by the weekend, is there anything that is available locally that I can throw up this weekend. i don't care if its a tarp or canvas or fabric? I would like to be able to just go and pick something up, I am thinking about ordering a 16 x 9 screen already done from

http://www.carlofet.com/finished-pro...or-screen.html

seems like a nice simple way to get something I can install quick, but I don't think it can be here by friday.

Unless someone knows of something better...

I just want to watch movies outside on something bigger than my sima 72"

What about a big canvas painters drop cloth.
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You know the problem with this hobby, you get something nice inside and think, movie night outside with lots of friends would be fun. Then you start the hunt for materials to make it happen.
Thanks for the links
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