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I currently live on campus and got a Vivitek Qumi as a gift. It seems like a great little unit but my beige walls just aren't doing it any justice. I have a empty wall I use for throwing the picture, where a 72" Diagonal screen could fit. What are my best options here staying in under $100? I believe a high gain screen is a must since the Qumi has such low lumens?
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your best bet would be to go to home depot and purchase a sheet of thrifty white hard board

(11.00) and 1 quart of Behr UPW Interior Flat Enamel (white

Javelin then cut the boards down to your desired screen dimensions plus 2 additional insurance on the home sides. well on the white paint carefully and then easily hang out the screen with screws inserted around the extra 2 inch perimeter. It then becomes easy to makete wrapped in black velvet. The true then overlays the screws and you'll have an attractive screen for well under 100 dollars

I suggest you go with the bright white screen first as it is the easiest and least expensive screen attempt.

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Hmm any chance HomeDepot could cut the board for me? I don't own any cutting tools? also is the Behr interior flat enamel? it gets pretty bad reviews btw. Could you also explain "I suggest you go with the bright white screen first" are there different shades of white Thrify board?
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Im curious, would the white board and Behr process above give me a better picture then say a Da-lite model B/Favi PD HD72, manual screen? They go for $57/$67 shipped on amazon?
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Im curious, would the white board and Behr process above give me a better picture then say a Da-lite model B/Favi PD HD72, manual screen? They go for $57/$67 shipped on amazon?

I'd venture to say yes, if only because of superior texture. (lack of)......not to mention a better approach to gain.

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