First of all i think you guys are doing a great job in making and testing all the different options for a black screen. Some of the results are looking amazing.
Let me give a short introduction. I live in holland and i'm thinking about buying a projector the only thing that is holding me back is the quality in light condition.
This seems to almost go away with a black screen :). So i want to make my own for a resanable price offcourse. I dont have a projector yet but did researce and i think i want this one; http://www.amazon.com/Optoma-HD131Xe-1080p-Theater-Projector/dp/B00E4JEDWE Because of the low noise, price, and (high) lumens.
I want to project in my living room wich has the kitchen connected to it, so i cant get it dark during the day. The room is 5meters wide and 6meter long enough size for a big screen.
From holland i think i can order from the german site. Can you advise me on what to buy, what test results so far makes the best image (for my conditions) and is also not to diffucult to make.
Thanks in advance,
First let me say i think you guys are doing an awesome job in making and testing all the different options for a black screen, some results look amazing.
Let me give a short introduction, I live in the Netherlands and are thinking about switching my hdtv for a projector. The only thing that is holding my back is the quality in light condition.
This problem seems to almost go away with a black screen :) So i want to make my own. I want to project in my living room wich has the kitchen connected to it so i cant get it dark during the day.
My room is 5 meters wide and 6 meters long, 3.2meters high, enough space for a big screen.
I dont have a projector yet, dit researce and i think i want the optoma hd131xe because of the low noise, price and (high) lumens.
Can you advise me on what to buy to make the screen, what test results so far made the best image for my situation and is not to hard to make. From holland i think i can order from the german site.
Thanks in advance
Would all of the steps shown here be necessary (reflective, black layer, diffuser) or would I be able to get away with 2 of 3 and minimize wash out in a dim room?
Or is a black screen even a good idea for a dimly lit room?
Perhaps more information on size, PJ used, and throw distance, as well as larger photos might up it's value.
Last edited by chbue070780; 08-01-2014 at 01:27 PM.
....but don't be offended! It does seem a natural place to get some feedback from....and DIY'ers are always a bit more tolerant that those Posters you'll find on the Mfg. Screen forum. Believe you me....I know! I too have devloped Screen coatings of all types, and I too use them as a "off Forum" source of income. But I also share ways that DIY'ers can duplicate my efforts. That spells the difference between helping....and solely "promoting".
Here is a similar effort made back in 2009 for a Seafood Restaurant and shown during considerable daylight illumination as well as at night.
The coating was a light Silver/Gray water based DIY formulated paint spray applied to 3/4s of the window area, and hit with a 2400 lumen 1280 x 800 Short Throw Projector. It was not really intended to be for use in Broad Daylight, but performed passably well in that regard.
.........and a Video:
Give me a PM and we can talk shop without intruding upon Forum Rules and sensibilities.
Last edited by HCORE; 08-22-2014 at 03:21 PM.
Since this is in the final stages of R&D, I see this as an appropriate place to get opinions. He might find someone who lives close and evaluate. Us videophile nerds would be an excellent choice for what will go beyond his normal clients complaints.
Try on a 132" painted SF v2.5 1.0 Screen under full Can Light illumination...twin Floods directly in front of the screen, washing the screen's surface.
Panny 8K @ 14.6" throw. Just a little benchmark to shoot for.
....and this 145"er with Sunlight coming in from both sides and Ceiling lights on. Panny 8K @ 16.8"
.....I'm just sayin'......
Yes...I know that the sizes shown are outside the realm of possibility for the application showcased here. And absolutely, the shade of " Black" achieved by the use of the multi-layered approach is impressive, and a strong incentive for those who want people to see something that looks so dark when not in use look so good when it is in play.
Know this for certain....I'm both supportive and encouraged by seeing this effort toward creating a true DIY Black Screen application, shared with all.
"They said it couldn't be done. Well, we sure showed 'em otherwise!"
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Last edited by MississippiMan; 08-25-2014 at 08:29 AM.
Diffuser substrate- .60" 4'×88" clear plastic.
Until i looked at your ebay purchase and saw that the plastic is listed at .060" I was a little concerned about the more than half inch thick piece of plastic on your screen.
Also, Can you get a clear picture up closer to the screen on a shot so we can see how diffuse the image is getting?
I have tried a few different products from decorative films already and will post them up when i have some time.
DIY 100" Screen (will be painting it soon)
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Last edited by Morlince; 08-26-2014 at 09:53 AM. Reason: Added question...