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post #91 of 1172
pw-
That would be excellent if they did that for you guys out there in Atlanta.
This is something other Doable interested ppl should do; group together and see if their mutual HDs would do for them.

Homer-
Did you see the link to the .pdf tute on the first page of this thread? That should give you some idea as to what you can use. Rahl has a pretty good description of his frame on the
on the first page as well.
I think painting the frame will work any way; spray paint or roll. Spraying would be the nicest result of the three. Still, I recommend the velvet. -j
post #92 of 1172
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by skyman00 View Post

pw-
That would be excellent if they did that for you guys out there in Atlanta.
This is something other Doable interested ppl should do; group together and see if their mutual HDs would do for them.

Homer-
Did you see the link to the .pdf tute on the first page of this thread? That should give you some idea as to what you can use. Rahl has a pretty good description of his frame on the
on the first page as well.
I think painting the frame will work any way; spray paint or roll. Spraying would be the nicest result of the three. Still, I recommend the velvet. -j

Definitely velvet. I wish I would have gotten 4 inch wide boards with velvet wrapping them for the frame. I may upgrade soon.
post #93 of 1172
Do-Able told the HD agent that they were happy to ship as few as one sheet without additional shipping charges. If it got here with damage, HD would ask Do-Able to ship another at no additional charge. It does not get any better than that.

I would rather get a few of us together and have them ship a case so that most of the sheets arrive in pristine condition.

Paul
post #94 of 1172
Homer,
I am going to try a flat moulding with mine because I first plan to paint it with Krylon Ultra Flat Black, and if that doesn't work, use velvet with super 77. I haven't found good black velvet yet, so I hope I am satisfied with the Krylon. I am using flat moulding because:
1. If I decide to use velvet it will be easier to apply on flat moulding
2. The extra contours will give more curved surfaces that could create highlights

Kevin
post #95 of 1172
Here's a shot form Serenity taken this afternoon.

-j
post #96 of 1172
Hey Sean-
Did you find your piece of do-able yet?
LMK, -j
post #97 of 1172
I found this stuff all over Salt Lake City. Problem for me is that it's WAAAY too heavy. I live in an apartment, and thus cannot screw into or nail the walls in any (noticable) way. I was hoping DoAble was light and plasticy, but it's a super heavy board. Bummer.
post #98 of 1172
Checked for it here in NH at the local HD. The guy said they recieved about 100 sheets of it a while back. But once they were gone they never ordered any more because it didn't not sell well.

I've got a lowes in the area as well, thats where I'll be heading today. Thanks for all the great info around here. Makes a noob feel at home
post #99 of 1172
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Originally Posted by SovKnight View Post

I found this stuff all over Salt Lake City. Problem for me is that it's WAAAY too heavy. I live in an apartment, and thus cannot screw into or nail the walls in any (noticable) way. I was hoping DoAble was light and plasticy, but it's a super heavy board. Bummer.

It isn't Do-able then. At least not the 1/4 inch stuff.

I hung mine to the wall with 4 little 1/2 screws. I could pick the board up with one hand.

A little spackle and some paint to match your walls with make the screws holes vanish when you take it down.
post #100 of 1172
I'll have to look again. The stuff I looked at said Do Able on the price tag, was the right size, and appeared to be what everyone has been talking about. I didn't match the SKU # though, because I just assumed I found it. The board I was looking at was at least 1/2 inch thick and after picking it up, must have weighed a good 40 pounds at least.
post #101 of 1172
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Originally Posted by SovKnight View Post

I found this stuff all over Salt Lake City. Problem for me is that it's WAAAY too heavy. I live in an apartment, and thus cannot screw into or nail the walls in any (noticable) way. I was hoping DoAble was light and plasticy, but it's a super heavy board. Bummer.

You don't have to hang it on the wall. Have you seen those reversible/movable Markerboards? I think you can make a movable projector screen using the do-able board easily or just nail it between two bookcases.
post #102 of 1172
Sov-
Rahl is correct; that isn't the right stuff. And you wont get the same viewing results; you're going to have hotspotting with this other board that you're describing. Use the SKU and UPC #s from the first page.
BTW, here's free-standing method described in this thread:
http://archive.avsforum.com/avs-vb/s...hreadid=406441
HTH, -j
post #103 of 1172
Here's a shot from Quake4 (pc). The game is pretty taxing on my system so I'm running the game settings at 640 x 480, low detail.

And an underwater shot from Into the Blue. Jessica Alba is so HOT!

-j
post #104 of 1172
Just a side note... that's a nice ass. Paul Walker is a lucky guy.

OK. Back to the topic.
post #105 of 1172
Skyman00,

What DVD player are you using and how do you have it connected to the 4805?

Paul Walker should not have been paid to do that, hanging out with Jessica Alba is payment enough!!!! NICE SHOT...
post #106 of 1172
Homer-
I'm using a Momitsu V880 connected via DVI/M1 adapter. My component connection looks just as good. -j
post #107 of 1172
For some comparison...
This shot was taken a couple of months ago at a HT demo hosted in Co Springs.
It's a 4805 on a pulldown Stewart. I didn't have a tripod with me, so it isn't the best of focus. I have to say, in person it looked no better than my do-able board. -j
post #108 of 1172
Bad comparison!

No Jessica Alba in photo
post #109 of 1172
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by victor-eyd View Post

Bad comparison!

No Jessica Alba in photo

There's another photo in this thread??!!
post #110 of 1172
Nice one guys...LOL! -j
post #111 of 1172
skyman00

You helped me find the right doable board in another forum. I am very impressed with it. Thank you. My only issue is on movies with allot of light background I see grain in the sky or wall or whatever is light. "March of the Penguins" for instance. The grain stays in place as the picture pans. I thought it was my RGB cable but I got a good one "1694A from Blue Jeans Cable, but no difference. What am I missing. I haven't installed a black border as of yet. My ceiling is white and walls are brown. Is that the problem? I hope not because I doubt I can convince my wife to paint the walls and ceiling black. I have a 4805. Now that I noticed it I can't not notice it. It's driving me nuts. No screen shots. I can take some tonight if that helps.

Thanks,

Dman7
post #112 of 1172
Gah! I went to Home Depot with SKU# in hand, and went back to the lumber area with great anticipation. I found the tag with the correct SKU#, and proceeded to look through the stack.

Something didn't look right. The boards seemed a bit small. I found the UPC label and realized the boards in the stack with the Do-Able SKU# weren't the right ones. I looked above and below, but the correct boards were nowhere to be found. I was about to find a helpful associate, but upon investigating the other stacks in the vicinity, noticed than NO SINGLE ITEM was in the proper place marked with the proper price.

I won't be going back to that particular Home Depot.

The search continues...
post #113 of 1172
Dman-
I think I know what you're talking about, but not quite sure. Could you link a close-up pic that can show this?

Sov-
Call them up and have them look for it in thier system. -j
post #114 of 1172
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Originally Posted by dman7 View Post

skyman00

You helped me find the right doable board in another forum. I am very impressed with it. Thank you. My only issue is on movies with allot of light background I see grain in the sky or wall or whatever is light. "March of the Penguins" for instance. The grain stays in place as the picture pans. I thought it was my RGB cable but I got a good one "1694A from Blue Jeans Cable, but no difference. What am I missing. I haven't installed a black border as of yet. My ceiling is white and walls are brown. Is that the problem? I hope not because I doubt I can convince my wife to paint the walls and ceiling black. I have a 4805. Now that I noticed it I can't not notice it. It's driving me nuts. No screen shots. I can take some tonight if that helps.

Thanks,

Dman7

How far back are you sitting? It could be screen door. I get it on really bright scenes as well. I saw it on The Exorcism of Emily Rose (scary btw)
post #115 of 1172
SOV KNIGHT,

I got mine at the Riverdale Home Depot They have a nice selection as well. The Ogden Home Depot has them as well.
post #116 of 1172
I'm sitting about 12' to 14' back. Right around 85" diag. I can find out for sure. I have zoomed all the way out so I get the largest screen. I had to because of where I mounted the projector to the ceiling.{almost above my head} It is really like a screen door now that you said it Rahl. Is there a fix that you know of or am I stuck with it. I didn't get a close up, but I can. Here is what I got. The pictures are not the best, but it does show the sky grain I was talking about. I used a Nikon coolpix 3100 with the night portrait setting. It's the only setting I could use to get the pictures to come out. Usually all up close images are great. Just background issues.

Thanks for your help. Tips and pointers are appreciated.
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post #117 of 1172
I also wanted to show this picture.
LL
post #118 of 1172
I can't see anything from your pics but I have seen what you're talking about in light scenes.
I think this is an issue with the 4805 and not the board, IMHO. -j
post #119 of 1172
dman7,

The graininess probably is caused by either your source material and/or how your processing it before it gets to your 4805. You might want to head over to the "DVD player standard definition" or "HTPC" forum for help with this.
post #120 of 1172
I'll do that. Thanks 1Time and Skyman00.
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