I just wanted to thank Chris and Jon agian for all their help on my DYI frame. The Screen in a word is amazing. As a reminder for everyone it was a DYI fixed frame 2.0:1 126” wide 65” tall Center stage XD materiel with grommets and bands. 126"x65" gives me
126"x52" 2.40:1 with 136" diag, 6 12" bars top and bottom
126"x54" 2.35:1 with 137" diag, 5 1/2" bars top and bottom
120"x65" 1.85:1 with 137" diag, (man this size make it like being there) 3" bars both sides
116"x65" 16x9 with 133" diag. 5" bars both sides
So in the way the best of both worlds If I would have done a 2.40:1 screen 126" wide my 16x9 size would have been 92"x52" with 106" diag. If I would have done 16X9 65" tall my 2.40:1 would have been 116"x48" 126" diag. I made some adjustments to my screen wall raising it 3 inches so I needed to realign the AE-8000 I had to grab a 16x9 film and start messing with the frigging joystick.
I knew Avatar was filmed in 16x9 so I grabbed it. After getting the PJ aligned I said to myself “self why not watch Avatar it has been a while since you watched it last”
Of course I had to get out the 3D glasses
all I have to say is “holly crap”
the color and 3D was amazing.
These pictures are with my cell phone through my left lens on 3rd generation glasses. Panasonic AE-8000 PJ set to normal with fan in normal. Look at the color this screen produces while looking through the lenes of the 3D glasses.
Nothing beats watching Avatar in 3d on a 116"x65" 16x9 with 133" diag. from 10'6" in full 7.2 surround sound
Pic behind screen.
Pic of the velvet panels I made I had to turn on my lighting behind the screen because they were to dark to take the picture and blended into the wall.Edited by cw5billwade - 1/27/14 at 10:04am