Got my ceilings finished, doors cut & installed (more construction photos later).
Decided it was time to appreciate the recent round of efforts by taking a viewing break!
Finished my homemade screen over the weekend; DW on an Aluminum "80/20" frame.
A big thanks to "20fan":
He has a nice thread going over on the DIY screen forum for this slick aluminum frame idea. Got the screen wall mounted just in time to see GB stomp the Bears
My screen dimensions areas follows:
-Viewable area 57" x 101.5"
-Overall size is 61" (delivered width of the DW) x 105.5".
- 2" border
For cutting the DW; a few tips that resulted in a very clean edge:
Bought a new plywood blade for my skill saw, taped the "cut line" on both sides, and cut from the unfinished side (finished side down).
I used contact cement to attach a 2" border. Here are the supplies.
I meant to take a photo showing how I masked off the inner edge of the border with painters tape. This kept the contact cement off the viewable area and made it much easier to get a nice straight edge with the border.
The finished result:
And Temporarily Mounted (screen will be coming down so that I can install linacoustic, GOM, trim work, and finish the drapery valance on top):
The following are HD-Ota shots from a JVC RS-1. Sorry did not have time to put up any 1080p blu-ray material. (will also make my excuses in advance; did not use a tripod, my first attempts at screen shots, and have not yet tweaked the PJ with Video Essentials Essentials disc).
First up - 1080i from Fox sports:
Remainder are 720p from PBS: