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Did you get your do-able set up yet? Let us know... -j
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That stinks about availability, I picked up a Do-able last night for 16 bucks after tax. (home depot. olympia Washington.)

Cleaned my x1 color wheel/filters and tested some simpsons DVDs on it. Looks great with light control.

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Hey all, I am in Dallas and I can't seem to find Do-able anywhere. I just got a projector as a gift (best Mother in Law ever) and am trying to build out my room, so do-able is what seems like the right fit.

Anybody have a lead in Dallas?
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Did you get your do-able set up yet? Let us know... -j

Skyman,


Yes I have and it looks wonderful total cost was $38.00 including the moulding and flat black Paint for the frame. I will post some pictures of my set up as soon as my camera gets back from the shop (Kids broke a pin off in the card slot!!!). I had it ready for Christmas Morning and my kids were totally surprised. Thanks Again for all the help from you and Rahl. I am so glad I stumbled on to this site, I was ready to fork over $4K for a big screen TV. Now. I have a setup that is the envy of all who look at it and I have only spent $1K and have a better picture!!!!


Thanks again to all of you.

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Arrggghh!!

So decided to give the do able a shot... got a friend with a truck who would help get it to my house... went to one home depot and they had lots with good finish...

Unfortunately they were on teh second shelf up which is only 2 metal arms, so all 20-30 peices had horrible sags and waves in them! We are talking a dual hump wave of over 3 inches difference.

30 mintues later at the only other home depot in the area they had 2 pieces left... both flat because they were on the bottom shelf which was an actual piece of wood...

Both of them had a 1 inch line down the length that looked like there had been some of that flat pastic strapping material there that left a slight impression and I was sure would show on the screen..

Someone is toying with me

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Hate to say it but I think you're sol. Do-able HQ says there's none in TX.

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Any other HDs in your area or are they just too far away?

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C'mon, some pics man!

Thought I'd post a few dark scenes for a change.
Here's from Underworld:

Van H.

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The 2 home depots I went to were about 10 miles each directino of me, next nearest is 60+ miles... and I have to borrow a truck to make the run soo.....

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Man, the PQ from all the pics look outstanding. I recently purchased the HP 65" 1080P but it has many problems (if you have been following that thread then you know all about the documented problems with the set). Anyway I had a replacement set sent but it has the same issues. So, now I am thinking of getting a refund and buying a projector. I don't really know anything about the projectors or anything but from what I read it really gives you the movie feel, great PQ, and a huge screen. This whole set up on this thread looks awesome. I'm gonna have to look into this.

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Even the pieces at the top of the stack had waves?
Did you take any down?
The board does flex a bit so maybe when it is on it's side it straightens out?


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The waves were BAD. It was on the second shelf so it wasn't even a shelf, it was just two metal arms about 4 feet apart.

The whole stack looked was badly waved (I think it has been very humid lately and that made it worse). I pulled off the top few and they were very warped. If I lay them on the ground the high spots were a good 2 inches off the ground.

In the middle 1 or 2 pieces looked less warped but not by much and it was gonna be a bear to remove enough pieces to get to the middle of the stack.

I was thinking about how hard it would be to get it home and flatten it but I am afraid it would never get truly flat and just be too hard to live with.

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Oh, I see.

Man, that sucks.
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Just called the one that was down to 2 pieces with damaged surface and was told it went on order today, should be in in about a week... I tried to ask if they were just going to pull some from the other store and he said he didn't think so so I hope I don't wait a week and find out they just trucked over some warped boards...

We'll see if I can hold out on making the BOC one for that long

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Good luck! I hope it comes thru for you... -j
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No Do-able board at HD in Binghamton, NY Bought some $10 white panel board 'til I get something else....
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FYI, I went to my local Home Depot which had the do-able board. They refused to cut it down to size because it is vinyl. They said it was against OSHA requirments since the dust is considered toxic I called another Home Depot and got the same response.
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FYI, I went to my local Home Depot which had the doable board. They refused to cut it down to size becuase it is vunyl. They said it was against OSHA requirments since the dust is considered toxic I called another Home Depot and got the same response.

You guys down in CA have too many regulations!!! it 's pretty easy to cut yourself.

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They won't cut it? That could be really bad for me.. I hadn't asked but assumed they would since they cut most stuff for you... if I can't get it cut I don't think there is anyway I can get it home.

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Just curious, what size do you need it cut down to? Give 'em a quick call and see if they don't have a problem cutting it. My HD guys didn't mention anything about OSHA, toxic, etc.
Any buddies with a truck?
Also, any news on them getting a fresh new stack? -j
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FYI, I went to my local Home Depot which had the doable board. They refused to cut it down to size becuase it is vunyl. They said it was against OSHA requirments since the dust is considered toxic I called another Home Depot and got the same response.

Earlier today I had a phone conversation with Frank from Do-able. The surface material on this product is a vinyl. However, cutting it will not create a toxic dust. OSHA just finished a walk-through at his plant (Chino, CA) and, had this been an issue, it most certainly would have come up at this time(more likely much sooner, like around the time this material was developed). Do-able cuts their vinyl boards everyday. Frank informed me that the saw operators are donning eye and ear protection only.

This also make no sense, whatsoever. This product is made for shelving, cabinetry and the like.
It's made to be cut.

You couldn't make a product that will injure, and possibly be fatal to the consumer. I guess you could, but you wouldn't be in business for long as organizations like OSHA would shut you down in a heartbeat. Do-able's been around for awhile.

Also, if this material is this harmful, HD simply wouldn't be selling it and exposing their customers to such harm. Imagine the litigation

Frank said that if HD wont cut the board in-store, to call Do-able at that time and have HD talk to Do-able. Do-able will provide OSHA regulations and the ever important MSDS to your HD.
1-800-829-3648 ext. 3298 (ask for Frank or Terri).

I do have some cool news for you guys out east of the rockies, near a Menards.

Menards is currently making arrangements with Do-able to get its product line into their stores. When will this happen, Frank could not say.

Just a heads-up, -j
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That would be awesome. I live by lots of menards here in michigan. I just simply cannot get it whatsoever. That would be awesome if they started carrying it.
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He told me that he's been getting alot of consumer calls from the east coast about this specific board. He didn't say if they were HT screen related. -j
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Well I talked to a guy in Chicago Ill at Doable Products. He told me he was received a few calls bout it already . I dont understand why it wouldnt be sold on this side of the country it makes no sense at all. Hopefully they will start selling it again somewhere who cares what store. I have lowes , menards, and hd here so.
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Went last night right before closing... fresh new stack with the straps still on it... had then cut it open to inspect and perfect!!! But now my buddy with the truck is not around to help me pick it up so I am probably gonig to be stuck renting a truck for $20 which seems stupid for a $15 board...

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You guys down in CA have too many regulations!!! it 's pretty easy to cut yourself.

Unfortuantely, I dont' have the room nor the equipment to cut it myself. Don't even have a friend with a truck, so I would have to rent a truck.
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Have a question. I am started to second-guess the do-able board. I'm thinking it may be too bright of a screen. I am only projecting a 76" screen with my infocus 4805. I would require in actuality a negative gain screen as I am projecting a rather small screen. I don't have the ability to go larger due to room size restriction. I am happy with this size anyways.

Maybe a grey screen would be better
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You should look into getting a Hoya ND2 Filter then. 62mm.

Or if that's still not dark enough, get the ND3.

Also, with a 76in screen you should easily be able to strap that down to the top of a car. Just put something soft between it and the roof.
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Unfortuantely, I dont' have the room nor the equipment to cut it myself. Don't even have a friend with a truck, so I would have to rent a truck.

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HD should cut it for you; see post #199 above. As for the truck, you're on your own.

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I am only projecting a 76" screen with my infocus 4805. I would require in actuality a negative gain screen as I am projecting a rather small screen. I don't have the ability to go larger due to room size restriction.

I think you'll be fine with a 76" screen; here's my original post where I'm using a 67" do-able screen. The better screen shots are towards the end of the thread; learned how to hold my camera steadier while shooting.
http://archive.avsforum.com/avs-vb/s...e&pagenumber=1

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You have all 3 Hang & Enjoy screen subtstrates(Durotherm, Polywall and Do-able), right? Would be cool to see a comparison screenshot with all 3 in the pic.
A 29"w X 48"h of each type hanging side by side should work.
Could you set this up? -j
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I don't have all 3... I don't have any of those... I have a roll of BOC and a home depot with do able and no way to get it home...

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I don't have all 3... I don't have any of those... I have a roll of BOC and a home depot with do able and no way to get it home...

Sorry Deve, mistook you for someone else. Hope you can find a friend and truck soon. You too, PJvirgin.

Wish I had Durotherm around here, I'd be happy to do the comparison...-j
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I know I can't get do-able but can I get Durotherm or Polywall in NY State?
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