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post #1 of 6 Old 02-27-2013, 02:38 PM - Thread Starter
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Hi all,

I'm going to be using an Epson Short throw PJ inside a case that has 60" diagonal sides.

My PJ is 2000 lumens and can output 60" from 24" throw. I want to be able to project onto the side of the case from within, so the interior light is very controllable. I have seen people recommending Spandex for this application, is it possible to get away with black spandex yet still have a rich image? Also how does the cotton content effect the image and are there other placement considerations I will have to consider?

Also i have no need for AT, I just need the best image quality I can get on a shoestring.

Sorry for all the questions but my searching just got me more confused on the subject.

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You would be best served using Light Silver Milliskin.

http://spandexworld.com/c3/catalog/product/5954

No worries about seeing a visual weave at all..

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Hi. That material is not really going to add anything to your picture quality if it gives you a true picture at all, check this thread out. There is detailed information on alternative screen choices. You may want to look at acrylic rear projection screen instead of fabric?

http://www.avsforum.com/t/1460632/replacing-an-80-inch-tv-rear-projection

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"I just need the best image quality I can get on a shoestring."

Thanks Starley but those acrylic prices are obscene. This is a low budget DIY project not a HT build at Trump Towers

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Hi Starley!

Just looking at all of your posts... So, are you affiliated with SSIDisplays.com and the projection film website? Sure looks like they are both affiliated and it looks like you are too. 15 posts over a few years and all you do is point people toward a specific website. No help other than that. No posting of your own project.

This is a forum for DIY folks, not a forum for advertising expensive manufactured products. In fact, the rules specifically forbid discussions of manufactured screens. Perhaps you should buy advertising space here at AVS? That would be a lot more honest. If you are not affiliated with those companies, I apologize. Know this though, it sure looks like you are. Also, again, the rules of this forum prohibit your current behavior.

Griffindodd, you might consider using the screen out of an HD rear projection TV. If you look, you might be able to find one just for the cost of hauling it away. Lots of the old Mitsubishi TVs are dying. (That's how I got into this...) Lots of widescreen 65" TVs floating around. You'll need a wrecking saw or a chainsaw to tear the thing apart. Salvage the screen, drop the rest at the dump. Or, use the frame as is and dump the electronics. There is a mirror inside that is used to increase the distance from the PJ and the screen. Put your PJ in place of the original and you're done! A very nice looking enclosure and screen for free. smile.gif
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Thanks Kirnak. I grabbed this huge 60” screen and first surface mirror from a Sony RP TV some guy was getting rid of on CL.
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Time to start experimenting

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