i bought my first projector the other day. it is a nec np100. i know it is a little out dated but i payed a 100 bucks for it working. i built a frame for a screen and bought some material that i thought would work. it looks ok but i have done some research now and realize it si completely the wrong material. so now i would like to buy a material that would give me a better picture. i have been considering blackout cloth but i was w sell the material so i can put it on my own frame ondering if it would be worth buying a better material made for projectors. i have seen a few companies that sell the material so i can put it on my own frame. anyone have any input on a good material for someone on a tight budget or should i just stick with the blackout cloth. i dont want to spend over about a hundred bucks on the cloth.
You need to post this one forum down in the DIY Screen Section.
i would but after reading they only offer ways to use non conventional materials. someone asked a question similar to this. i am willing to use material made for projectors but i am asking if the best bet for 100 bucks would be to use blackout cloth or is there a screen i can buy and stretch myself that would give a better picture.
how big is the frame you built? What did you buy to start with (post a link)
What aspect of the image with the current screen is unacceptable?
Are you willing to attempt a DIY paint option?
i use it in 16:9 even though the current screen size is a little off. current size is 5'x7' or 60x84. the current material i am unsure of it has a high shine to it but the light passes through it rsther easily. no i dont want to do paint on. i might upstairs maybe but thats why i built the frame so i can move it from room to room easily.
Well you could paint your current screen fabric...
and painting this pourus see through fabric will give me a better picture than blackout cloth or any other cloth that people use for there projectors.
Most people that visit the DIY forum will eventually end up painting the blackout cloth or so it seemed when I followed that forum..
At this point if you are committed to projection you might want to consider a low end manufactures fixed frame screen that is true 16:9 and ready to use. You will typically replace your projector more often than the screen. If you want to keep going DIY then BOC will be fine.
I would also expect you will want to upgrade the projector before long as well.. I went the same route you are taking.. got an old projector.. made a screen.. upgraded the projector to another better used model.. bought a used screen.. upgraded the projector, bought a high quality screen.. at this point am happy with 720P and Dalite HP screen.. no need to upgrade yet.
yea im kinda broke and i have my eyes set on a epson 3d projector but cant afford it at this moment. i know eventually i will have to get another screen but im hoping to find something that will look pretty good with this cheap projector. i was trying to find a nice used 1080p for a good price but i went to a flea market and a guy sold me this one working plus 2 more that need bulbs for a 100 so i figured what the hell. it looks ok but i think with a better or real screen it would look really good. or really good for a 100 projector. i have about 40-50 in the screen now and i found a place for the boc for 30. just didnt know if i could get an actual piece of screen material that would look better than boc for a hundred or less.