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post #1 of 2 Old 02-04-2014, 01:35 PM - Thread Starter
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New to this whole outdoor projection idea.


I have a NECVT800 that I run HDMI into.  I currently have it downstairs in my theatre room and it looks well even with the lights on.  I am in the process of making an outdoor projection screen and I have some concerns?

 

Since this is my first time and I live up in Canada where the weather is unstable, I thought I would try a screen before I invest in Carls Place for a screen.  I bought some material from hometex.ca "White BackDrop Fabric" and I was thinking of double layering it.  I bought over double the size so I can double it up.  I was also going to grommet it and use bungees to attach it to my screen.  I wasn't going to sew the 3 sides as I thought I would grommet right through both sheets of fabric and that will hold the screen together?  I am not looking for 1080p video quality, im just looking for something decent that the kids will enjoy.

 

Also, I want to get my screen to 155" as that's what I am building the stand for.  Can anyone help me out with how far a throw I have to be and if 155" is even suitable for my projector?  I did find a website that mentioned to get to 155" I need to be at 18.2 feet away?  So, that's what I was going to shoot for. My screen is going to stay on the frame, but the frame legs will come off for storage. 

 

Just hoping I can get some feedback on this and hopefully in a few months I can have my set up ready to roll when the snow disappears. 


I am already working on my PSA for my video, with add in clips of myself, and also have the wife making movie tickets for the opening night spectacular.

 

Thanks in advance

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According to Projector Central, you should be fine at 155". Here is a link their info on your projector. i have a Carl's screen and absolutely love it. My advice, get one!

http://www.projectorcentral.com/NEC-VT800-projection-calculator-pro.htm
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