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Forum: Screens   12-05-2014, 09:19 AM
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Posted By joikd
Sorry. I don't have any answers for you. I'm not...

Sorry. I don't have any answers for you. I'm not sure on what the final Panther will be--still a work in progress. It did sound like it will be improved from the Panther in the youtube video. If I...
Forum: Screens   11-22-2014, 09:30 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 8,414
Posted By joikd
I received an email from Robert this week that he...

I received an email from Robert this week that he is currently in China securing a supplier for one of his screen layers (I have a Panther on order). He is definitely working to get the screen out,...
Forum: Screens   06-20-2014, 03:19 PM
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Views: 8,414
Posted By joikd
Robert Hart is aka New Design from the DIY screen...

Robert Hart is aka New Design from the DIY screen forum right here at AVS. He was quite willing to experiment, but stopped posting once he went commercial (which, I respect). He shared quite a bit of...
Forum: DIY Screen Section   06-10-2014, 05:03 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,760
Posted By joikd
Thanks for the heads-up! Snaked a 120" x 60"...

Thanks for the heads-up! Snaked a 120" x 60" last night.
Forum: DIY Screen Section   05-28-2014, 12:33 PM
Replies: 640
Views: 58,584
Posted By joikd
stephen77, would you mind posting your sources?...

stephen77, would you mind posting your sources? I tried a black piece of spandex that the AT guys use with mylar behind it, but it was way too opaque. So, I am highly interested in your spandex!
Forum: DIY Screen Section   05-27-2014, 11:02 AM
Replies: 640
Views: 58,584
Posted By joikd
I have some black MACal 9700 Pro on the way. I...

I have some black MACal 9700 Pro on the way. I am hoping that it functions like the demo video on the MacTac website--looks totally black where there is no light hitting it, but very bright at the...
Forum: DIY Screen Section   05-19-2014, 05:26 PM
Replies: 640
Views: 58,584
Posted By joikd
Rob is New Design--the OP of this thread.

Rob is New Design--the OP of this thread.
Forum: DIY Screen Section   05-19-2014, 09:59 AM
Replies: 640
Views: 58,584
Posted By joikd
I received an email this weekend from New Design...

I received an email this weekend from New Design (Rob). He is currently selling a few versions of his black screen (100" in 1.85:1, 120" in 2.40:1 or 2.35:1) for $900 to $1050.

If you are not...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   05-06-2014, 11:51 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,238
Posted By joikd
I am still not following you. I made no...

I am still not following you. I made no reference to any flat panel.

I agree on blackout shades being a must. But, they are not enough IMO unless you have a black(ish) screen.
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   05-06-2014, 11:30 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,238
Posted By joikd
Not sure what your post 10 reference was...

Not sure what your post 10 reference was about...

In my setup, which most would probably consider pretty good for use with some ambient light, good shades are not good enough. I was not referring...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   05-06-2014, 10:23 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,238
Posted By joikd
IMHO If I were in your position of needing both...

IMHO If I were in your position of needing both a screen and projector, I would buy a true light cannon (4000+ lumens) and a charcoal/black colored screen. Something like an InFocus IN3138HD and New...
Forum: Screens   05-05-2014, 03:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 309
Posted By joikd
That's the same setup that I have. I have only...

That's the same setup that I have. I have only the issue stated above, but that is during the day. I have no issues at night--I don't notice anything at all out of the ordinary.
Forum: Screens   05-05-2014, 07:48 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 309
Posted By joikd
The wall that the couch in my living room is...

The wall that the couch in my living room is backed up against is all mirrors. The opposite wall where my 110" screen is mounted is about 15 feet away. I have a blackout curtain on the sliding glass...
Forum: DIY Screen Section   05-02-2014, 09:00 AM
Replies: 640
Views: 58,584
Posted By joikd
Thanks for the info., cylab. Have you (or...

Thanks for the info., cylab.

Have you (or anyone else) tried MACal 9700 Pro in black? The MACtac website describes it as: "Translucent when backlit and opaque when not illuminated."
Forum: DIY Screen Section   04-29-2014, 07:15 PM
Replies: 640
Views: 58,584
Posted By joikd
Has anyone tried a stack of mylar, light to...

Has anyone tried a stack of mylar, light to medium strength diffuser, black window tint, then a weak diffuser on top? My thinking is that the diffuser before the tint will do the heavy lifting as...
Forum: DIY Screen Section   04-26-2014, 09:28 PM
Replies: 640
Views: 58,584
Posted By joikd
Well, I don't think black comes in 54" or 60"...

Well, I don't think black comes in 54" or 60" (according to the Oracal site). If that's the case, unless it is confirmed that the seams between two pieces can't be seen, I will be moving on to...
Forum: DIY Screen Section   04-26-2014, 02:19 PM
Replies: 640
Views: 58,584
Posted By joikd
I just ordered a small test piece of the Oralite...

I just ordered a small test piece of the Oralite 5600. If all goes well with my testing, I would be interested in a group buy kind of thing (one initially buys, then sells to the others).

Do the...
Forum: DIY Screen Section   04-22-2014, 02:33 PM
Replies: 640
Views: 58,584
Posted By joikd
What combination of materials would work best to...

What combination of materials would work best to achieve the blackest screen when used with an Optoma EH501 (5000 lumens--well, probably only 4000), or a similar light cannon. ? I assume I can go...
Forum: DIY Screen Section   10-28-2013, 05:16 PM
Replies: 640
Views: 58,584
Posted By joikd
I'm not sure how much you dug around that site,...

I'm not sure how much you dug around that site, but that wasn't just regular tint. It was photochromic tint, which sounded like the recent film you were posting about that lightens and darkens...
Forum: DIY Screen Section   10-26-2013, 10:03 PM
Replies: 640
Views: 58,584
Posted By joikd
New Design, is this the kind of stuff you are...

New Design, is this the kind of stuff you are talking about?

http://www.chameleonfilm2u.com/index.php/products/residential-series
Forum: DIY Screen Section   10-11-2013, 01:29 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,331
Posted By joikd
Assume the following order: mylar, blue film,...

Assume the following order: mylar, blue film, green film, red film, charcoal rear projection material, diffuser.

Would it be possible to find an optimal balance using lighter (less saturated?)...
Forum: DIY Screen Section   10-05-2013, 07:35 AM
Replies: 640
Views: 58,584
Posted By joikd
I just wanted to say thanks for all of your...

I just wanted to say thanks for all of your experimentation (and sharing all of your results with us)! Please continue! Once you have finalized the best non-painted screen for bright conditions, I...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   10-30-2012, 06:45 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 5,826
Posted By joikd
I suggest ripping as many movies on your ripping...

I suggest ripping as many movies on your ripping machine (not the media server) that will fit first (leave 50GB open on your fastest drive). Then, use ClownBD to convert all of those movies to BD...
Forum: Video Processors   05-16-2012, 12:24 PM
Replies: 8,384
Views: 659,891
Posted By joikd
One question before I order: is there any added...

One question before I order: is there any added delay when changing channels?
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   03-03-2012, 01:16 PM
Replies: 2,433
Views: 353,005
Posted By joikd
Quote:Originally Posted by Mike Butny...

Quote:Originally Posted by Mike Butny http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/21723449)

I know the Benq w6000 takes a 24fps and converts it to 48fps...
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