Now that the 5 posts are out of the way.
Screen is 165" using Carls connector kit. for mounting I went with something very simple. I ended up using these PVC straps from HD/LOWES PVC Strap
. These really worked great and had no trouble holding the frame very securely. I am not going to leave these attached when I take the screen down so I drilled holes and installed heavy duty plastic toggle dry wall anchors Anchors
. I can leave the Anchors in without having to leave any metal screws in.
Here is how it ended up.
The straps to the pool screen frame
I was able to re-purpose the shelf I use for my cable box to hold the projector, but I had to zoom out as far as I could both with the manual zoom and the zoom settings.. Not ideal but works well if we need all the deck space for guests..
a couple of things I need to change and or modify.
1) with the new billboard material I could see hot spots as well as being able to see the "lines" on the surface in spots of the movie, enough where it was distracting me. Guest did not seam to mind but I really saw it. I read somewhere here that paint could be applied to the surface so I will have to research that, not sure paint will hold up to rolling the screen up and storing it though..
2) The center crossbar of the frame creates a significant line right in the middle of the screen. I think this made the hot spots more pronounced as you move side to side and cross the center of the screen the hot spot would switch sides of the center line. The painting solution may make that less of an issue, but defiantly would like to see another solution for crossbar support on the larger screens.
3) The little block rocker speaker is not going to cut it, time to look for a better audio set up!!!
This things was so much fun everyone can not wait until the next movie.