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post #1 of 4 Old 10-31-2001, 02:40 AM - Thread Starter
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I have just ordered myself a sony vw11 and hopefully will receive it within 6 weeks and I want to build my own drywall screen and try out different paints I can find in here in holland. The size will be 118 wide x 66 high. According to PJcalc this is not a problem.

However I am wondering if it is not beyond the quality the vw11 can produce.?

I've only seen the vw10 with about an 83 inches width. I have a sony 735s PAL DVD at the moment, but will be upgrading next year sometime to maybe the 7700 with cinematrix added on.
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Oops!
I thought you meant 118" or 119" diagonal!

I have a sheetrock screen that is 58" x 104" with 119" diagonal.
I am using a Sanyo SU07N.
The Sony is supposed to be better than my projector.
My pictures look great so I would assume that your pictures would look better since you have a better projector.
Also, my projector doesn't have component input so I'm using svideo for my laserdisc and dvd player.
Everyone is please with the picture quality.
I used Behr "ultra pure white" flat and had Home Depot convert it to Behr "gray tropics".
The Behr "gray tropics" looks white to the naked eye but when this can of paint is put next to a can of white primer, it's look like a very light gray.
Hope this helps.
This is where I got the idea about a gray screen from and this is how my installer built my sheetrock screen:

http://www.armorform.com/page25.html
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thanks,

I'll go out to buy the materials I need this weekend.

The behr paint is something I cannot buy here, but I'm sure I can find a good alternative.

About painting it either white or grey. Is it not better to paint it grey first and then a 000 (pure) white matte paint carefully sponging it and before its dry using a quality roller to rid any bumps so that the screen will be both grey and white and perfectly flat or will this give some sort of wasout picture? I am new to the projector world and the only screens I have seen were white, white and grey (with poor quality projectors shown on it only) or pearlescent. (I cannot afford any of these as I have to borrow money to buy the projector as it is) I can only make logical conclusions and one would think that the best screen would be white for a good reflection and grey for better blacks.
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You got me on that one.
I either tried all white or all gray.
I did have the left side of my screen white and the right side a much darker gray.
So, I went with a gray color that was between the white and the dark gray.
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