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post #151 of 1284
I ordered a sheet of Poly-Wall directly from Parkland Plastics today.

Hopefully it will get here before the weekend, so I can get to work.
I have been projecting on a white wall so far, and have been happy. But at this pricepoint you can't really go wrong.

A big "thank you" to Ron and Mike for bringing this affordable DYI solution to our attention.

I just hope my end result will look as good as your screens.

Matt
post #152 of 1284
First, thanks to all the people posting information here. Very useful info for a newbie...

Now, for the requisite newbie question

What's the largest 16:9-dimension screen that can be gotten from one of these Parkland panels?

Would appreciate it if someone could post the actual width/height measurement to cut the panel to. Thanks!
post #153 of 1284
Thread Starter 
Quote:


Originally posted by shadowpuppet
[What's the largest 16:9-dimension screen that can be gotten from one of these Parkland panels? [/b]

Shadow: Go to the bottom of page 3. I have a post with a attachment of a drawing (screendwg.jpg) you can download wich gives you the largest size on a 4 x 8 sheet.

Good luck, Ron
post #154 of 1284
Parkland is taking orders for 5x8 ( $26.49 ) and 5x10 (37.19 )

poly bright white .060.
post #155 of 1284
Is this price delivered? Who should I call and what's the phone number to order?
Rodrigo
post #156 of 1284
just product price....1-800-835-4110
post #157 of 1284
I just call 1-800-835-4110 and talked to a guy called Steve.
He said they're going to run 5x10's by the end of this week so we should start calling by Thursday or Friday to order.
post #158 of 1284
Cool, I am only about 20 mile from the factory. I will pick mine up. Under $40 for a 122" screen. Unbelievable!

Mike
post #159 of 1284
what's the h/w for a proper 16:9 using the 5x8 and 5x10 panel?
post #160 of 1284
Quote:


Originally posted by shadowpuppet
what's the h/w for a proper 16:9 using the 5x8 and 5x10 panel?

According to the Barco lens program the 5'X10' would yield a 16:9 screen that is 106.7" wide and 60" high or 122.4" diagonal. The max size the 5' X 8' could be in 16:9 aspect ratio is 96" wide 54" high or 110.1 diagonal. Or for you 4:3 fans you would use the 5' X 8' sheet for 60" high 80" wide or 100" diagonal. All of these measurement are for the entire size of the screen material minus the ¼ trim lap around the entire parameter of the screen.

Mike
post #161 of 1284
Guys,

Stupid question here - do you guys plan on painting
these or using as is? Has anyone painted them
grey? I have a PLV60/HD13 and was wondering
if anyone has used it with this projector.

Thanks,

Aceman
post #162 of 1284
Thanks Mr. Postman!

Poly Wall just arrived.
Got sidetracked with wifes "honey-do's" and was unable to open the package. I can't wait to open it up and mount this bad boy!

Daniel
post #163 of 1284
Hello All,
Has anyone out there been able to compare results of using Poly Wall -vs- the WilsonArt Designer White Laminate as a screen for ceiling mounted FP CRT? Is the gain and hotspotting similar or is there any discernable difference? How might it compare to a decent 1.3-1.5 gain screen?
post #164 of 1284
Quote:


Originally posted by roxrobin
Hello All,
Has anyone out there been able to compare results of using Poly Wall -vs- the WilsonArt Designer White Laminate as a screen for ceiling mounted FP CRT? Is the gain and hotspotting similar or is there any discernable difference? How might it compare to a decent 1.3-1.5 gain screen?

IMO I can't see how you could get a better screen for the price. I am using a CRT and I see no hot spots at all. I don't know how to measure gain but I would say it is in the 1.2-1.3 range, but that is just a guess. I posted some screen shots a while back if you would like to take a look.

Mike
post #165 of 1284
Has anyone compared the Parkland Polywall to the DaLite Video Spectra or HiPower with a DLP PJ like the LT150?

I am using a glossy white tile board which gives me good results but there is a slight tendency to hotspot. I did compare the tile board to the blackout fabric from JoAnns and I liked the tileboard much better (brighter picture). So I suspect i like a screen with some gain to it.

If the Dalite screen materials are better than I wouldn't hesitate buying the material for the extra $ and stretching the material on a DIY frame or just getting a pulldown (hopefully wrinkles aren't a problem with these pulldowns).

How does one go about measuring screen gain anyway?
Gil
post #166 of 1284
First off I want to thank everyone who has worked on this. It's guys like you who make these forums work.

I called and ordered two of the 5X8 Poly-Wall sheets today. I only need one but I want to experiment with painting one of them with a grey paint. If anyone has done this already and have gotten good results I would be interested in hearing about it. If not I will try myself and let everyone know how it turns out.

I am new to this and am in the process of putting together my setup. I have currently being shipped a NEC LT155 with ceiling mount, the cables to go from my current non-progressive scan DVD player with component out to the LT155 and the screen. I am also in the process of putting together the parts needed for an HTPC and will be replacing the DVD with the HTPC.
post #167 of 1284
I just found this forum, and read all the discussion about the polywall material. I just called and ordered a 5' x 10' piece. I am very grateful to you all for maintaining such a good level of discourse about this subject and others of great interest to me. Please keep up the good work!
post #168 of 1284
I also order 2 sheets of 5x10!!!
Can't wait!
post #169 of 1284
Are they going to be shipping the new 5'x8' to the stores(Menards, HD, and Lowe's)? I would like to pick mine up there.

Thanks
post #170 of 1284
Just curious...

What is the price for the 5X10 sheet of Poly Wall?

Daniel
post #171 of 1284
Daniel, look back a page. Scanman posted the price for both the 5X8 and the 5X10. They also charge $5.00 for processing plus the UPS charges.
post #172 of 1284
I think it is a little less than $40 + shipping.

Mike
post #173 of 1284
Quote:


Originally posted by Ron_C
Are they going to be shipping the new 5'x8' to the stores(Menards, HD, and Lowe's)? I would like to pick mine up there.

Thanks

I doubt it. I think they are setting up the larger sheets just for Home Theater Screens. But who knows!

Mike
post #174 of 1284
I ordered a 5'x10' panel, and would like to thank the AVS memebers who started this venture rolling. It sounds like the screen panels may become stock items (perhaps special order only?), as they already sell 5-10 per day....

The best part about my "Cost effective screen" is that I can apply an extra $1000 towards a better projector...

Good Work AVS Members!

Secant<---Newbie sponging theater knowledge from the AVS forums
post #175 of 1284
Would this screen work well with a projector like the LT-155 in a completely dark room. it would be a 60"x80" screen(4:3). Would this screen be too bright for the LT-155? I hope not, since it is sooooo cheap to make!!!
post #176 of 1284
I noticed that you all seem to have CRTs. Will this work with LCDs as well?
post #177 of 1284
I seem to recall someone posting something about some "sagging" in the middle section of this material when hung on a wall.

Could someone clarify that please?

Would I need to worry about this if it's mounted in a frame (like an oversized picture or poster) without a backing? Should there be backing material?

Thanks members!
post #178 of 1284
Quote:


Originally posted by MikeEby


According to the Barco lens program the 5'X10' would yield a 16:9 screen that is 106.7" wide and 60" high or 122.4" diagonal...
Mike

Mike,

Is this program available online for free? What dimensions/data does it need plugged into it for the calculations?

Thanks!
post #179 of 1284
If you nailed it to the frame or wall every 12-16" you should not get sagging. Don't use glue as it may show up if screen is semi-transparent (not sure as I don't own this screen, yet ).
post #180 of 1284
The Barco "Lens Program" is down loadable for free from their web site. I think it is specific to Barco only... I have a Barco 701S, and it requires the specific model number, as well as the exact lens the FP uses. I don't know if it has value to non-BARCO owners. If it does, I would like to know, as I plan on getting a Sony and an NEC soon.
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