- room is kept dark but not totally light controlled (not a dedicated theater room)
- viewing wall is over 14' wide
- current screen is 110" Da-lite Pearlescent 16:9 (1.4 gain)
- projector is JVC RS1 ceiling mounted with a 13.5' throw
- seating distance is approx 13' (can be moved +/- 1')
My DIY experience is not that expansive and I don't have a huge collection of tools but I do have the basics. Have I tiled a backsplash in my kitchen? Yes. Can I build an a/v rack for my components? Nope, haven't tried.
So I am looking for something that wouldn't be too difficult to do and still be cost effective.
In order to get by the WAF, one thing this needs to be is cost effective. Would be much easier for me to purchase a new screen but I need to keep the cost down in order for this to get full approval. And since I just had to purchase a scaler to make CIH even possible with my RS1, price is certainly a factor.
The new scope screen must meet these requirements:
- at least 120" wide
- gain in the range of 1.4 - 2.0
- not too difficult to acquire parts/materials for and build
Also, I want to include masking panels for 16:9 programming on the new scope screen. My intention would be to hang black curtains at the very sides of the wall and a black valance over the screen for a polished theater look.
I have read through many of the threads on this forum and the regular DIY screen forum and a few ideas look appealing....thoughts or comments about these ideas would be helpful:
- if I wanted to use the curtains as my masking, hanging a dowel down from the curtain track that the curtains could slide into to create a straight edge
- gary murrell's motorized masking system (although motorized isn't required)
- my current wall surface is orange peel so using a goo paint to create the screen with a black DIY frame
Any comments about what I listed here? I might have missed something but you have the crux of it here.
I am certainly open to all suggestions. Thanks!!