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I recently purchased a used Optoma HD20 for use in my living room. Right now I just have it projecting on my wall which is white. I am planning on building a screen for it to place above my fireplace and am looking for some help on the best paint to use. My living room is 18x13 with a large opening to the kitchen and large opening to the hallway. I can keep the light down fairly dim but as it is not going to be a dedicated theater room there is always going to be some ambient light. I am planning on putting the projector on a shelf on the wall and the screen above the fireplace will give me a 16' throw give or take a few inches. I am planning on Building a 60" x 107" screen out of foam board. Which paint would give me the best performance in moderate ambient light. Thanks for any help.
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I've been trying to read up a bit about the super wide function on the HD20. Not much info on it though. Anyway since I am going to be building my own screen out of a 60"x120" sheet of foam I would get the most out of it if I were to build a 2.01 aspect screen. I realize that it cuts off a little of the 16 to 9 ratio and takes a little off the sides of a 2.35 ratio. For me I don't think I would ever miss that little bit of the image. Also I have noticed that the projector that I bought used has a rainbow artifact in the upper left part of the screen. In super wide mode it is gone. I got the projector for quite cheap and it had only a 100 hours on the bulb so I think the 2.01 ratio would be a good compromise. Anybody else done a 2.01 screen and hated it? Thanks.
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It's not the loss of image content, but the increased amount of light overspill you'll have to deal with.

Better to simply size the Sheet correctly of 2:35:1

If there is anything you should be willing to give up, it's the "height" of the 16:9, so you can retain a maximum of the "width" of the 2.35:1

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