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post #1 of 4 Old 10-08-2001, 08:58 PM - Thread Starter
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I was at my local hardware store picking up some lumber for my "screen" frame. Anyway, I was going to buy some tileboard so that I could align my projector to the screen. As I was looking around I ran across some white formica 4x8 sheets. I thought it may make an excellent screen yet affordable screen. How about gluing it to say a 1/4 or 1/2 plywood for backing? It would offer a pretty smooth, yet minimal texutre and would be extremely easy to clean! Anyone think this is a crazy? I wonder how my lt150 would work with it. I keep reading that the high power screens are great as long as the unit is not ceiling mounted. This might be a cheap and easy project. The price was around $40.

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AfroCreame,

I've been thinking the same thing for a while now but already bought a Da-Lite screen. Keep in mind that you can order 5' x 10' sheets as well and typically in Canada they cost about CDN$70. If your wall was smooth you could glue it directly on without having to use a plywood backing. I hope you try this because I would love to know how it works.

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The (theoretical) problem with formica is that it’s TOO reflective. This can cause hot spotting in the image. If you do choose to give this a try, please let us know, OK?

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