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post #1201 of 1205 Old 09-14-2016, 10:51 AM
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The x500 isn't going to disappoint. I suggested the Epson not so much for it's lower cost as it's brightness is well suited for use with a Spandex application.
I just recently put one up, and it absolutely killed at 170" on a extremely dark gray painted surface. The ONLY thing it does not have going for it is a absolutely pristine, "pixel-grid free" image at a distance of 24" or under from the screen. But 4'? It's just not there. The JVC on the other hand has no such limitation.

And that is very important if your going to be sitting 2' from the screen.

BTW...PM me because I might have access to a x500 new at a used price.
I already have an X500. Eventually I might go for an X5000, but I just don't have the budget right now as I recently bought a used set of MK MP300 LCR speakers, half the new price, but that's still not cheap...That's why I've been looking into DIY screens.

BTW, I'm in the UK, so I guess it wouldn't work out anyway even if you meant you had access to a new X5000 at a used price.

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I already have an X500. Eventually I might go for an X5000, but I just don't have the budget right now as I recently bought a used set of MK MP300 LCR speakers, half the new price, but that's still not cheap...That's why I've been looking into DIY screens.

BTW, I'm in the UK, so I guess it wouldn't work out anyway even if you meant you had access to a new X5000 at a used price.
Nope. But you'll get there, I'm sure!
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quick question guys how do you determine how much stretch to apply? i don't want to overstretch or under stretch the spandex...any tips?

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The less stretching the better. 5-10% max.

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quick question guys how do you determine how much stretch to apply? i don't want to overstretch or under stretch the spandex...any tips?
Yeah, don't go crazy. I stretched probably 8-10 inches on all edges and it was way too much. Try to stretch maybe 3-5 inches. If you stretch too much, you essentially thin the material out (make the holes in the screen bigger) and gain drops quickly.
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