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Here are a few pics of my curve screen. Thanks to everybody who posted ideas before.............

Screen is 146" x 62" at 42.5ft radius



Cars movie......



Front of the theater



Here is the projector and HTB-AR anamorphic lens mounted inside the hushbox.



Additional Pics located at the link below.
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Wow, very nice!

How far from the screen is your front row?

What projector are you using?

What is the screen made out of?
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nice screen.my question tho, is that an air vent directly inside the hush box? I would tend to think that would introduce dust and in turn be sucked into the pj. NOT GOOD
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nice screen.my question tho, is that an air vent directly inside the hush box? I would tend to think that would introduce dust and in turn be sucked into the pj. NOT GOOD


The air duct is blocked to prevent that..... Thanks for your comment.
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Wow, very nice!

How far from the screen is your front row?

What projector are you using?

What is the screen made out of?


The front row is 15ft from the screen and the second row is 20ft. I'm using the Optoma H77 HD2 projector (Old but it works and support 1920x1080.

I bought the 1.3 gain screen material at ebay for about $120.
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Whats that beast of a screen made of?

*NM posted above

Looks good!

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Whats that beast of a screen made of?

*NM posted above

Looks good!

The screen is "Matte White, Rubberized canvas" bought at ebay.
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How did you make the curved frame?
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How did you make the curved frame?

Look at this thread (Compliments of "tr6"):
http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showt...=933667&page=2

I used the pictures at the beginning of the thread to construct my curve frame using 2x8 lumber.....
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Wow, you are using the H77 and you feel like you have enough light on the screen? This is very positive as I planning a 149" screen and my front row will be at about 12.5' and second row at 17.5'. I will be using a 1080p projector so I am hoping the viewing distance will be ok.

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The front row is 15ft from the screen and the second row is 20ft. I'm using the Optoma H77 HD2 projector (Old but it works and support 1920x1080.

I bought the 1.3 gain screen material at ebay for about $120.

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Cool, I am familiar with tr6's thread. I am planning to do something similar if I don't go the way of a metal frame.
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The screen is "Matte White, Rubberized canvas" bought at ebay.

Then it is not 1.3 gain. In fact, it is likely not even 1.0 gain. Just FYI.
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Very cool great job, what is the design on your side wall made of?

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Thanks for this. Looks very nice.

You have raised back row seats. What is the best (or the easiest) way to achieve this.
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syncguy easiest way is to get seats that raise ... is to buy seats that raise.

check out fortress seating .. the feet raise up
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Your Theater is awesome!!!! How exactly did you curve your screen? Step by Step please I want to do the same thing...
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syncguy easiest way is to get seats that raise ... is to buy seats that raise.

check out fortress seating .. the feet raise up

Thanks. It looks impressive...
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Your Theater is awesome!!!! How exactly did you curve your screen? Step by Step please I want to do the same thing...

Check tr6 thread. He has pictures. Thanks
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