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I'm looking for a little advice on which direction to go for a 106" screen. Projector is a Mistu HD1000U, room is 15'x19' and completely light controlled. Seating is a row at 11' and an elevated row at 16' in a dedicated HT room. It's mainly for watch standard DVDs on my xbox 360 and playing 360 games but down the road I'll likely get the hd-dvd player. My only requirement for a screen is that it's fairly cheap, easy to build, and works.

I currently have a screen made of material I bought from 'moakes' on ebay. I'm not really happy with it and I'm sure it's not true screen material. The quality doesn't 'pop' like my Infocus 76" screen did with an IN72.

There is a ton of good opinion and good info in this forum. I've been literally reading it for days but every time I come up with a direction I read something else that makes me reconsider. In this thread I'd like to hear from all camps as long as things don't get into a ing match.

My leading candidate to this point is wilsonart...it's easy to build, looks great and is priced at $51 for the size piece I need. Plus there is a wilsonart store in Atlanta. The downside is that I'd have to build another frame for it and I'm not sure of the quality vs. a traditional screen.

Another consideration is the various screen materials on ebay (besides moakes). Benefits here are it's cheap, I already have a frame built, and I might be able to put speakers behind the screen. Downside of course is the quality is unknown. Who knows what the quality is like until you've spent the time and money to build it.

I'd love to hear from somebody with experience in both screen material and the wilsonart laminate. Which worked better for you and why?
post #2 of 6
I havent done the Laminate screen yet, could only fit a 96" in my apartment. I used the Do-able board, & quite a few people assume its a very expensive fixed screen. Even my coworker who turned me on to projectors & swears screens do nothing was very impressed.
On to my point, the general impression i get in reading throught these forums is that the Laminate is a step above the do-able screen, & with the do-able being a fantastic screen, the Wilsonart should be a great choice.
Or go down to a 100 inch diagonal screen, & risk a whole $14.99 plus tax on a Do-able board. If you wall mount it, you can use that Velvet ribbon for a boarder.
Good luck!
-DW
post #3 of 6
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I forgot about this thread. I actually went with the wilsonart...currently it's on my HT floor but I will mount it next week.
post #4 of 6
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Originally Posted by krisko View Post

I'm looking for a little advice on which direction to go for a 106" screen. Projector is a Mistu HD1000U, room is 15'x19' and completely light controlled. Seating is a row at 11' and an elevated row at 16' in a dedicated HT room. It's mainly for watch standard DVDs on my xbox 360 and playing 360 games but down the road I'll likely get the hd-dvd player. My only requirement for a screen is that it's fairly cheap, easy to build, and works.

I currently have a screen made of material I bought from 'moakes' on ebay. I'm not really happy with it and I'm sure it's not true screen material. The quality doesn't 'pop' like my Infocus 76" screen did with an IN72.

There is a ton of good opinion and good info in this forum. I've been literally reading it for days but every time I come up with a direction I read something else that makes me reconsider. In this thread I'd like to hear from all camps as long as things don't get into a ing match.

My leading candidate to this point is wilsonart...it's easy to build, looks great and is priced at $51 for the size piece I need. Plus there is a wilsonart store in Atlanta. The downside is that I'd have to build another frame for it and I'm not sure of the quality vs. a traditional screen.

Another consideration is the various screen materials on ebay (besides moakes). Benefits here are it's cheap, I already have a frame built, and I might be able to put speakers behind the screen. Downside of course is the quality is unknown. Who knows what the quality is like until you've spent the time and money to build it.

I'd love to hear from somebody with experience in both screen material and the wilsonart laminate. Which worked better for you and why?


I have a Wilsonart 92" Designer White screen mounted on a portable 1"sq aluminum frame (hung from the wall). I'm using a Mitsubishi HC3000U with the screen and I love the images projected on the screen, especially when using my RCAHDV5000 high definition player. In my opinion you can't go wrong with the DW material.
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Originally Posted by FremontRich View Post

I have a Wilsonart 92" Designer White screen mounted on a portable 1"sq aluminum frame (hung from the wall). I'm using a Mitsubishi HC3000U with the screen and I love the images projected on the screen, especially when using my RCAHDV5000 high definition player. In my opinion you can't go wrong with the DW material.

How did you make the frame? When i move this summer ill be going with a larger screen & will use the wilson art this time. While my current wood screen frame is fine, i like the idea of a metal one.
post #6 of 6
Pls let me know how the wilsonart laminate fares with ambient light.

Thanks
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