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I have been reading this forum for a month now. Got my CRT projector on Friday. After reading this forum I went out and bought the blackout fabric, screen door frame and splines, and some 2x2 lumber. Put together the screen in about 2 hours. It turned out fantastic.

I just wanted to thank everyone in communicating your experiences. It gave me the confidence to try it out on my own. I couldn't be any more happy with my results.

Screen turned out to be 80" x 52"

I'm still learning about the Electrohome projector but have already watched a couple of movies.

Thanks again so much!!
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Congratulations and welcome to the home-made screen club. I hope people continue to realize how easy it is to do this and get a great image at a spectacular price.



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Lex MC1/Sunfire CG/Hales Rev3's x3/M&K SS150 tripoles/Quadscan/Plus UP1100/Homemade screen
post #3 of 4
Congratulations on your new screen!

But why did you make a 1.54:1 ratio screen?? 80x45 (16:9) or 80x60 (4:3) would be more "normal"!

Bryan
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I was more interested in the width at 80" than the height. The blackout fabric is 54" wide. Since this was my first screen I just took the easy way and used the full width of the fabric. The screen was so easy to make when I get my projector set up correctly I can easily remake the screen.

The extra height doesn't cause any problems and I can see more of the desktop of my HTPC rather than bleeding over the edge of the screen. Actually, if the blackout fabric was wider I would have made the screen 4:3.
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