It’s been a while since I posted, granted I lurk a lot . Anyway my last post was on building a screen for my Nec 1035+MT. And I did succeed in making a sub 75 dollar screen that I was happy with. Especially since the projector cost me 16 bucks and a 80 dollar lamp. Well after this weekend I should have enough saved up for a new projector. I’m looking at an Epson 8350. Currently the room is 35ft by 13 ft. The room has 2 small windows on either side (35 ft apart) near the ceiling that is easily covered. Otherwise the lighting is easily controlled.
I’m looking at a 12 ft throw, and a screen around 110”-120”(flexable). I’m not able to use the wall for mounting or for a screen really. It’s cheap paneling that I painted over, but after some looking around I determined that its glued to foam board insulation that is glued to the cinderblock. So my current screen is hung from the floor boards above. It works well enough from me so plan on doing the same.
Just wondering what is recommended for a screen. Looking for a price range around 175-300 (flexible) as in this case willing to pay for results . However this is a basement where a 2yr child will plays so rather not need to replace or fix the screen constantly.
I'll keep an open mind on mounting. Just rather not have to go out and buy a drill that could get throught the concrete. On that note, I have contimplated building a false wall but that might be a bit more expensive then what I'm looking to do. I can post pictures of the current setup if that would help with Ideas. I was looking at sintra painted with SF v2.5 2.0/3.0 However I will note Im rather intreaged by the most recent spandex post "In the absence of Moleskin Matte Silver".
A. Haven't ordered the projector yet. Waiting to see if black friday/cyber Monday gives a good deal
B. I think I have settled on a spandex screen. with a 12 ft throw using a epson 8350, and a room I can contorol 90% of the light in I think a spandex screen can be a good way of reaching my size goal and keeping a good image quality. I really wanted a painted surface, but don't think I could create it with out either using dry wall (which I have no experience with), or over spending on some sintra.
I'll create a build thread when the time comes. But plan on using a poplar 1x4 for a frame. I still need to plan on what fabrics I will be using exactly.
Slickdeals has still not posted this year's deals from Fry's. I think someone posted it on their forums but they were mistaken. They linked to last year's ad. Do you have a link to this year's deal to confirm? I'm looking to pick one up as well.