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Forum: DIY Screen Section   10-12-2013, 11:01 AM
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Posted By IUnknown
I have completed my prototype screen. I did this...

I have completed my prototype screen. I did this to get confident with the technique and to make an informed judgement about doing this to my "real" screen. The Panny AE-9000 has a side by side...
Forum: DIY Screen Section   10-11-2013, 01:25 PM
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Posted By IUnknown
OK duster #1 applied. Passed the paint strainer...

OK duster #1 applied. Passed the paint strainer test. As others have mentioned I can barely see the paint. When I look close there is a mix of dot sizes from invisible to my eye to perhaps 3/4 mm....
Forum: DIY Screen Section   10-11-2013, 12:11 PM
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Posted By IUnknown
Quote:RS-MaxxMudd Retro v.2.1 has the advantage...

Quote:RS-MaxxMudd Retro v.2.1 has the advantage of having more Silver in the mix, so it more greatly enhances Colors and Blacks. It also has the highest gain, so that means it has a slightly smaller...
Forum: DIY Screen Section   10-11-2013, 05:47 AM
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Posted By IUnknown
Ok ready to roll. Still not sure which of the...

Ok ready to roll. Still not sure which of the two mixes to use. Here is my setup

Ae9000 light cannon
Light controlled room but light paint
White ceiling
Black drapes 10 feet out and black...
Forum: DIY Screen Section   10-05-2013, 03:46 PM
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Views: 76,010
Posted By IUnknown
What do you generally so between coats with the...

What do you generally so between coats with the sprayer? Just cover it with plastic wrap or push the paint out?
Forum: DIY Screen Section   09-24-2013, 06:47 PM
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Posted By IUnknown
The secret is out...check out the often bought...

The secret is out...check out the often bought together.....btw the only place I could find the Liquitex in stock and for a reasonable price. The rustoleum not such a good price but the only place I...
Forum: DIY Screen Section   09-14-2013, 06:41 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,638
Posted By IUnknown
Dont worry about the folds. You need to stretch...

Dont worry about the folds. You need to stretch the heck out of the flexi in order to get the corners smooth. about 2% to 2.5% stretch. I had issues getting everything smooth and ende up being...
Forum: DIY Screen Section   09-05-2013, 02:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,014
Posted By IUnknown
I asked the folks at Carl's what the target...

I asked the folks at Carl's what the target stretch should be for my 126 inch material. This has always been a mystery with answers that are not numerical. Finally the answer was given 129 inches...
Forum: DIY Screen Section   09-04-2013, 05:25 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,014
Posted By IUnknown
Yes this is the pattern I used. Since its not...

Yes this is the pattern I used. Since its not square I tried to put more staples along the long edge so when I got to the corner I had an even amount of material in X and Y.
Forum: DIY Screen Section   09-04-2013, 05:17 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 3,553
Posted By IUnknown
Thanks. He noticed. However, my conclusion was I...

Thanks. He noticed. However, my conclusion was I needed a sandbox to hone my painting skills anyways. The issue at this point is more one of can I pull it off. So far stretching the FlexiWhite...
Forum: DIY Screen Section   09-03-2013, 06:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,014
Posted By IUnknown
I can't for the life of me get my Carl's...

I can't for the life of me get my Carl's FlexiWhite screen stretched taut at all the corners. I assembled a prototype screen 5 times with mixed results but mostly unacceptable "waves" at the...
Forum: DIY Screen Section   09-01-2013, 06:18 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,638
Posted By IUnknown
Does your statement "coverage on the frame"...

Does your statement "coverage on the frame" assume that the material size and the frame size are the same? So that would mean almost no stretching. How far in from the edge should the staples be? Do...
Forum: DIY Screen Section   09-01-2013, 12:23 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,638
Posted By IUnknown
I decided to go Flexi and now am having...

I decided to go Flexi and now am having heartburn on the stretching, This stuff is so rubbery... I bought a remnant for prototyping and am glad I did. I figured I could hone my painting skills on a...
Forum: DIY Screen Section   08-25-2013, 07:19 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,638
Posted By IUnknown
Yes, I understand that I can get to 150 with a...

Yes, I understand that I can get to 150 with a lot more waste. This means that FlexiWhite 150 inch is almost twice the price of 145 inches ($65 vs $120). However, given your unabashed thumbs up on...
Forum: DIY Screen Section   08-23-2013, 09:09 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,638
Posted By IUnknown
I haven't purchased my cloth yet. Assuming that...

I haven't purchased my cloth yet. Assuming that it is going to be painted with MiracleMudd (tm) does the FlexiWhite (PVC base) serve as a better base for the Mudd than the BOC which is a cotton poly...
Forum: DIY Screen Section   08-21-2013, 06:16 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,638
Posted By IUnknown
I just got a set of samples from Carl's. Look...

I just got a set of samples from Carl's. Look under the FAQ. I recently upgraded my projector to an ae8000 and want a bigger screen. I have always had a 125 inch DIY canvas screen. My theater is...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   01-17-2010, 07:42 PM
Replies: 1,340
Views: 315,495
Posted By IUnknown
Yeah. this is really cheap. The ones I was...

Yeah. this is really cheap. The ones I was thinking of are still around $999 (Epson and Panny 720p).
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   01-17-2010, 02:20 PM
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Views: 315,495
Posted By IUnknown
Looks like a great toy for gaming and occasional...

Looks like a great toy for gaming and occasional 3D BDS. The DLP is the best technology for 3D because there is no persistence. The reviews I have read about the technology cited that you could see...
Forum: HTPC Gaming   01-31-2009, 04:35 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,743
Posted By IUnknown
This looks like a pretty exiting development....

This looks like a pretty exiting development. The reviews look excellent and it is generating the 3-D environment from the information that the GPU has for 3D games anyways. So it seems that it...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   06-11-2008, 06:18 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,009
Posted By IUnknown
The response from Pioneer regarding HDMI audio...

The response from Pioneer regarding HDMI audio input:

"Yes, the receiver actually decodes DD 5.1 when it is sent from the source (dvd, catv/sat. receiver, etc.)"

I was watching a BluRay today...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   06-10-2008, 05:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,009
Posted By IUnknown
I think I am going to try and ask Pioneer if the...

I think I am going to try and ask Pioneer if the old school 5.1 encoding works. I will be inputting via a 75ft HDMI run and the Sat receiver encodes the Dolby via HDMI. Right now I plug it into my...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   06-09-2008, 06:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,009
Posted By IUnknown
I really like the SR+ features when connected to...

I really like the SR+ features when connected to my Pioneer plasma so it will be a Pioneer receiver.
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   06-08-2008, 10:54 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 14,073
Posted By IUnknown
Quote:Originally Posted by mjg100...

Quote:Originally Posted by mjg100 http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/14035408)

Thats not true. There are many people that split the HDMI signal. I...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   06-07-2008, 01:58 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 14,073
Posted By IUnknown
Before you waste 8 hours on the HDMI splitter;...

Before you waste 8 hours on the HDMI splitter; here is a clue. None of them will work. This is because HDCP (copy protection) will not work. There are many on this forum that have tried because the...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   05-26-2008, 10:48 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,009
Posted By IUnknown
Even though the VSX-1018V is receiving all the...

Even though the VSX-1018V is receiving all the attention on this forum because it's the bestmaybe the VSX-918V is good enough for me and other folks. Am I missing something?

Of course everyone's...
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