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post #1 of 11 Old 02-25-2007, 08:34 PM - Thread Starter
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i want to make my own screen for my hd1000 but i am still unsure what the best screen would be. Painting the wall, BO cloth, some kind of plas-tex or substrate or whatever? I have total light control but i do like a little ambient light in the rear of the room. (probably wouldn't affect the picture much) ..i just need help finding out what the best screen is for this PJ. and what gain i should be looking for.

Also, what methods are you guys using to eliminate the black bars when in 2.35-1 or 4:3 mode ?

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i have a diy plastex (parkland) screen w/ my hd1000u...love it! i made a frame for mine...lumber and other materials < $110.00

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I guess i am leaning toward the Wilsonart Laminate DW, but i really am not sure still what i wanna do...I was actually thinking of the Plastex before but i'm not really sure what goes best with the hd1000.

I want a little ambient light in the room so i assume i need something with a touch of grey in it. What kind of gain does the wilsonart DW have, anyone know?

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I guess i am leaning toward the Wilsonart Laminate DW, but i really am not sure still what i wanna do...I was actually thinking of the Plastex before but i'm not really sure what goes best with the hd1000.

I want a little ambient light in the room so i assume i need something with a touch of grey in it. What kind of gain does the wilsonart DW have, anyone know?

That 1000U is pretty bright, I personally wouldn't be too worried about gain, and start paying attention to Neutral for honest color rendition.

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How big is the screen you are thinking of? Throw distance?

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That 1000U is pretty bright, I personally wouldn't be too worried about gain, and start paying attention to Neutral for honest color rendition.

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How big is the screen you are thinking of? Throw distance?

Probably a 110" screen with about a 14' throw...I was thinking of trying the Fneasy solution at first with just primer and then adding tint IF i still need it. Sound ok?

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Take this for what it's worth, because I have no basis for comparison, but I just did the FnEasy treatment with my HD1000 and I'm pretty happy so far. I did the slight grey tint noted in the thread. White's still look great.

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I think it's a good starting point, and if you feel the want/need to go to a more advanced mix, it won't be difficult to upgrade, because you'll have a better idea of what you need with your PJ, in your conditions.
It sounds to me like you won't have too much Ambient Light, so it will get you started.
I had a white screen(Flat white ceiling paint), and it did fine when dark, but it began washing out quickly when I put lights on, so I painted a gray screen(with 2 topcoats of #780 Poly), and the results are MUCH improved when lights are on.

It all depends on how much effort you want to put into the initial screen, if you want or need the BEST AL performing screen right away, I would suggest you look at some of the more advanced mixes.

If PJC is anywhere near correct, you'll be around 16fl at that size screen, which is according to them " Recommended brightness for dark Rooms", I think it's PLENTY bright myself, according to them I'm at like 12fl, and mine is plenty bright to me.

Thats IMO, others may have different views on the matter.

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If PJC is anywhere near correct, you'll be around 16fl at that size screen

where is this calculator with FL calculations ??


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it's just under and to the left of the mock projector in the middle of the box where you put in your calculations.
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