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First Surface Mirror

post #1 of 11
Thread Starter 
I may need to use a First Surface Mirror in a small room to get enough throw distance. Mirror may need to be large about 18"x30".
Anyone know of a place to get one for cheap or will it be an arm and a leg ?
I have heard that a normal rear surface mirror can work but can add a little ghosting. That ghosting would be even more bad news if used with a 3D projector, correct ?
Any cheap way to do it ?
post #2 of 11
arm and a leg.

A thick Mil Mylar is your only other option
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post #4 of 11
Not a bad find, and a very good price providing it is in the condition stated, is the needed size (problematical at best), and makes it through the mail unscathed (ie: unbroken)

Not sure how well Ebay protects your purchases (Amazon at least tries to do so...) but in the end, at the price stated, your not ever gonna be able to expect to get into a 1st Surface Mirror any cheaper.
post #5 of 11
Old RPTVs are a dime a dozen if you are willing to haul the carcass. Craigslist?
post #6 of 11
Thread Starter 
Great ideas.

"if you are willing to haul the carcass"
What have you heard ?
I like Home theater and the Sopranos...Yea, OK, I see your point, I will haul that carcass...LOL

But I kid you not. Coming home today (Trash Day) I saw a 60"+ RPTV out by the curb...Mirror gone, but it gives me hope.
post #7 of 11
where are you located.
post #8 of 11
Thread Starter 
Florida...
post #9 of 11
Do yourself a favor and just try a rear surface mirror. Take down the hall mirror and do the experiment and see what you think. We played around with a mirror a few times and didn’t see any PQ issues.
post #10 of 11
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by bud16415 View Post

Do yourself a favor and just try a rear surface mirror. Take down the hall mirror and do the experiment and see what you think. We played around with a mirror a few times and didn't see any PQ issues.

Yea, think I read a post a long ways back about someone doing that. But that was years before 3D home projectors. I was thinking with 3D, a rear surface mirror might add to ghosting. But if I do have to use a mirror, I will try it out.
post #11 of 11
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Originally Posted by The big picture View Post

Yea, think I read a post a long ways back about someone doing that. But that was years before 3D home projectors. I was thinking with 3D, a rear surface mirror might add to ghosting. But if I do have to use a mirror, I will try it out.

I think using a reclaimed RPTV Mirror is by far the most sensible and direct approach to consider. It will take a Mirror out of a big RPTV to come close to matching the size you say you need, but in the end, it would be a mirror that was designed and intended to do exactly what you want...and need doing. First Surface...and Cheap.

No "I hope-s"...no "Maybe this will-s...", and absolutely no "I guess I should have-s"
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