Well I have worn out MIssissippiMan's PM inbox and I wanted to start a thread so everybody can get the info along with me. Let me fill you all in. I have an existing home theater, used to be an indoor pool, and it's a big room. The current screen is a 16 foot wide, mini perf 2.35 from Harkness Hall. My issue? My projector, a DPI Titan HD250 is in serious need of repair. And it's limited to 720p resolution. I'm going to get it fixed for sure, but since purchasing and installing that piece, projector technology has improved so much while prices have dropped, except for 3chip,DLP
If I had the money to spare, I'd go with a 3D capable 1080p but that's not the case. I'm going to end up installing a single DLP, an LCD or an LCoS. Sacrilege to some, but I'm being practice until I can really splurge...like maybe on a 4K 3Chip but that day is not today.
I have read a couple of really interesting construction threads in which the theaters featured relatively low lumens projectors for the size screen running...16 foot wide. But MississippiMan pulled some magic outa his back pocket...http://www.avsforum.com/t/1294183/reel-time-build-log-14-scope-9-7-17-000w-transducer-audio-dedicated-stadium-roomhttp://www.avsforum.com/t/942954/16-wide-screen-theater-w-20-seats-and-starfield-ceiling-and-stadium-configuration
I'm sure you have all seen the pics posted by MississippiMan. There is no reason a JVC RS1 should light up a 16 foot wide screen...but it does! So after much lurking, researching and bugging of MM, I'm going the DIY route (to some degree at least, may get the magic man himself to get it done) and I want some feedback. What I'm thinking right now is a Sintra surface, cause I ain't about to try to get a super smooth drywall surface, and applying the highest gain mix MM has in his bag of tricks. And to be honest, even with the 3chip DLP I have, brightness could be much better (it's putting out about 1600 lumens and the screen has a gain of 1.5). Going from a AT screen to a solid will mean relocating some pretty large JBL 3677 cinema speakers from behind to below the screen but I can make that happen.
The main reason I started this is so everybody will make sure I complete the project
If you all ask for pics and updates, well I certainly can't be looking like a poser.
Look forward to your thoughts and MississippiMan... I promise to lay off the PMs
My first question is how wide can I get the Sintra?