Originally Posted by Mark P
That would be decided with ease as soon as you figure out what it is that will be projected the most and/or If you want black bars when watching 2.35:1 robbing you of 33% of your resolution. If you watch alot of TV , hardly any movies go 16 x 9 , If your going to watch alot of movies and little TV then the choice is obvious.
Do you want HDTV big and movies considerably smaller with 33% loss on resolution
Do you want movies big and HDTV considerably smaller with no loss of resolution
If your not having the screen covered by curtains than 2.35:1 would be a must for the visual impact of walking into an actual theater, to me 16 x 9 just looks to close to a TV screen. Once we hung the screen we really tossed the idea of no curtains around for several days just because of the impact of the Stewart Screen when you walk into the room, it is the whitest white I have ever seen and with proper lighting it really drops your jaw when walking into the room.
take those pics you made where you masked off the screen sizes and fill them with white or crop a favorite movie and do it sort of like this
As far as using cloth as a screen, I would SERIOUSLY reconsider a gain screen, when we were waiting for the screen we went out and bought the whitest white paints we could find and heres the image
We thought it was amazing and started to wonder if we wasted money, and heres after the screen
I am just wondering what fabric , vinyl coated or not is going to give you the best picture possible and I just cant see it. Everything we saw was not worth moving the center speaker down right below the screen but again I have external crossovers and tweek the sound any way we choose.
Good luck , my vote is the biggest 2.35:1 you can go for and not see screendoor ( which is probably 1.25 screen width back, not familiar with your PJ so I dont know for sure) and the center speaker below, do audio testing right now and see if you can tell the difference using your fabric. put it behind, then move it below. We did all this before the PJ and screen ever showed up. In my opinion it would be a major shame to spend the time making such a beautiful room to shock and awe everyone that comes in and then turn the lights off and have the next 2 hours look half as good as it could.
Let me know when youve read this and I will edit out all my pics as to not clutter up your wonderful thread
Could you explain to me how I will be losing 33% resolution by not having a 2.35:1 Screen? This is fairly new to me.
As you know I have compared every perforated Screen material from Stewart, Da-Lite, VuTec, Screen Research & Dazian to my painted wall and the Color differences side by side were not that dramatic like your pictures. It looks llike the white balance in your camera was set differently at the times you took those pictures. I can take pictures and hit the white balance button by mistake and get the same differences. So you may want to look into that. I do it all the time on my camera.
The material I am experimenting with is Vinyl Micro weave material (that's not the material hanging in the pictures I took). I found the same exact weaves VuTec is using on their weaved screens. I even found the same weave Screen Research is using for ClearPix 2, but I need to find out on Monday if it comes in white and grey like all the other weaves I found did.
Upon further comparison's with the Stewart MicroTek Perf, the perfs add an overall graininess to the image. Whereas the weave material seems to maintain the clearity and have better accoustic values than the Stewart microperf.
The open weave and micro weave vinyl material I'm getting runs $12 a yard and comes in 62" and 72" widths and any lenght. Imagine finding a Material that proves just as good if not better than Vutec and Screen Research for $12 a yard? I will be able to do my Screen for under $100.00 and be able to help all the DIY's out at thge same time.
As far as curtains, that was my intentional plans. But after seeing the real cool 2.35:1 rooms on AVS I think I may use my $550 curtain track for Masking now
Also please leave your pictures in my thread.