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Join Date: Jun 1999
Location: Fort Lauderdale, FL USA
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Well, I had made up my mind to go with sheetrock/drywall instead of the canvas. But at HomeDepot I was trying to find a piece I was happy with. Alot of them were warped due stacking and alot had nicks. When I would find a piece that I was happy with I would nick it putting it on the rollerbed. I figured if it nicked that easy at the store it would really nick in the car and at the house. So I decided to add another $10 to the price and go with a $17 piece of smooth fiberboard. It's the stuff they make cabinets out of. It's very flat and durable but very heavy.
I had the Ralph Lauren paint in my basket and the paint lady said you know our brightest white is this Baehr "Ultra White". I told her that it probably wasn't but that why doesn't she dab a little on this white Lauren sample and we can compare. Well, she was right the Beahr "Ultra White" was whiter. She said it had the highest amount of titanium oxide of any of their whites and that all whites looked grey next to it. Actually the Ralph Lauren "Design Studio White/Bright White" looked a little blue next to it, slightly darker. So I went with the Baehr.
I also picked up the curtain backing to compare. It was only $14.00 for 53x83" of it. It had vinyl/rubber on one side and a real white cloth on the other. I will let everyone know how all three, the rubber/vinyl, the cloth, the beahr "ultra white", look. The projector gets here Friday or Monday.
I've already spoken with Alan about purchasing a professional high gain screen. I can tell I'm not real happy with the dimensions I picked for the screen. I WANT ONE BIGGER. 80" just doesn't cut it for a FPTV. I'm glad I decided to put a little sweat into this and experiment with some differnt screen sizes before I jumped into a professional screen.
P.S. Soda Pop: That's more like it. Thanx for the link! Was I getting shafted or what. What a huge mark up.
[This message has been edited by TimHuey (edited June 06, 2000).]
HTPC. Onkyo 636, Polk audio speakers and Klipsch sub. KHO-7 Outdoor speakers. Homeseer homecontrol over Z-wave.