I think it's a great idea and I was one of the people hoping to catalog some of the same stuff a while back as wbassett mentioned.
I think its time to give the idea a try again so here is my data. I would also encourage others to take a few minutes and add to the list. The first step being to gather the information and then someone condense it and post it as a collective list in a sticky thread would be great. There is a lot of great information that is repeatedly given out and a lot of great informative threads that slide into the archives. I have received a lot of PM's from new members that are actually scared off by the vast amount of information to wade thru.
Here is my info.
Room Condition: Room is 12x16 with 6'4ceiling height, basement in a circa 1870 walls are tan and ceiling white soon to be black 8'back from screen, wall behind screen flat black
Light Control: 100% light control (6) 60 watt ceiling cans on 3 dimmer circuits, viewing ranges between zero light for movies to moderate ambient for family viewing or sports.
Projector: Sharp XR10X projector 2000 lumens 2000:1 CR XGA
Projector Mount: Ceiling mounted DIY mount 14'6 throw zero keystone adjustment
Screen Make: DIY canvas painted screen 120 no masking self tensioning design more details in signature links below.
Screen Material: Canvas painted neutral gray
Screen Size: 4:3 72x96 constant width setup 16:9 54x96
Height off Floor: 2 inches
Approx DIY cost: $120
Alterations: painted and top coat see threads below in signature
Recipe if applic: white base with 22/48 oz lampblack as pigment, same paint blended with poly as top coat
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