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Thanks MM, your info is very useful

Sometimes I manage to be useful. tongue.gif

BTW, most do not realize that a Short Throw PJ needs such lumen output to compensate for the degree of light lost as the image passes through the dual Concave / Convex lenses required to create such a wide dispersion of an image projected from so close, and still avoid the distortion around the edges that would otherwise result.
post #62 of 66
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OK....for now, this post will be the last that shows Screen shots showing the performance potential of a re-surfaced Retractable Screen

Mostly, I have chosen examples that show how well Black levels are enhanced...and/or maintained at reasonable levels under ADVERSE lighting conditions.

This first collage shows scenes that incorporate both very light and dark elements, and ambient light primarily coming fom the Window's edges as well as reflections from the left side of the Dormer and the Hardwood Flooring. ( late AM *11:00* with indirect Sun )

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Next up are two collages that show pretty much the most intense amount of ambient light ( direct Sunlight behind Screen ) that is experienced.

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The collage directly above is intended to show how adversely a reflective floor / carpet can be. In particular, note the washout along the bottom of the screen, with the areas affected being directly above the bright reflective patterns the Sunlight casts on the polished wood flooring. Wlie not making excuses, such situations are extreme and not to be considered workable for almost any screen application. Yet the results shown are pretty livable with, and if a Throw was placed along the baseboard....? No issues at all. cool.gif

The next collage of shots are intended to show the conditions my erstwhile Peers at the same Show opted to (ie; ...had to...) exhibit their Screens / PJ in.

First up...at top right a 120" diagonal Stewart ST130 set a full 6' back into a recessed hole, hit with a SIMS2 Crystal PJ, and at top left a 92" DaLite w/Panny ae7000u in a totally darkened room (3D was showing) where only light coming from the door (when allowed open) was present.

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The bottom shots in the same grouping....on the left, an example of the lighting present in my room 95% of the time. No problems with people tripping over themselves or others. biggrin.gif On the left...another shot of the room under full lighting that shows the decidedly "Non-Dedicated" nature of the room.

Next.....a shot that sums up the wonder and approval of almost every Show goer. I gotta tell ya all sumpthin'.....the "Disappearing Screen" act is hugely popular with all types of people....and especially Wives who to that point had / would never consider a Big Screen in a Family Room, but upon seeing a Window be covered, yet be reclaimable upon demand, would say, "Honey, now that's something I could live with!" But even more so, the number of common, everyday individuals who could innately grasp that they were seeing "The Big Picture" in a non-"Tomb-like" environment, and make comment about such...loudly, made my time spent quite gratifying.

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Lastly.....a final shot of the crowd...with a very absorbed show goer. The one downside to showing CGI Movies? Hearing the wails of the children when the parents say "Get up now....we have to go."

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Thanks go out to everyone who followed this Thread. I hope this has gone a ways toward showing / proving that Retractable Screens are indeed worthy of a DIY'ers attention, and they can be made to be over-achievers with a little effort and forward thinking.

Soon to come....135" 2.39:1 SF v2.5 4.0 mated with a Panny 8000 (...or Epson 6020)
Edited by MississippiMan - 11/2/12 at 9:31am
post #63 of 66
MississippiMan, this has been a very motivating thread and an inspiration towards my soon to be finished retractable screen. Thanks for sharing all your tips and tricks and lending a helping hand.

I will be following your progress in the new thread and keep my fingers crossed for an even more detailed strategy regarding masking and setup before painting. (This noob needs all the help he can get smile.gif )
post #64 of 66
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Soon to come....135" 2.39:1 SF v2.5 4.0 mated with a Panny 8000 (...or Epson 6020)
Extremely looking forward to it
post #65 of 66
MM, any estimate regarding start of your next project?
post #66 of 66
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MM, any estimate regarding start of your next project?

Framing is complete, A/V wiring and Transducer installation today, Sheet rocking on Friday, Screen painting next Tuesday.

Fast tracking everything about this so as to be finished by a week from this Friday. Ambitious? Yes. Impossible? Some would say so.

The pressures on, brook no mistake.cool.gif
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