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130"-150" AT Screen Build Guidance Requested

Hello All.

My first most here in the DIY Screen forum. So I'm currently in the process of designing and planning out my basement HT room/system and I am looking to have the image projected onto a 130-150" acoustically transparent screen that would have 3 in wall speakers behind it. I have looked online and it looks like there are some decent options out there for about $500+/-. But then I was thinking that if I could get the screen material, I could build one fairly easily I think.

Is it really as simple as building a frame out of 1x or 2x lumber (I would pocket hole them to connect and then staple on the screen material tight? Would AT material show the frame behind it? Would this be worth it?

I have a carpentry background so I can pretty much build anything out of wood, etc. But just wondering if there is a tutorial that would show best practice methods and materials to use.

I am leaning towards the Epson Home Cinema 2150 for a projector FYI.

Thanks for your help!
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Size will matter....as far as matching a decent AT Screen with the 2150


130".....straight up do-able.


150"? Yes. *...the 2150 saves Y.A....



How close will you be sitting? How sharp is your vision?


There are DIY options where excepting the cost of the Frame, will run you under $50.00 (Spandex)


Any decent AT material that will measure up to the Image Quality and Black Levels of the Spandex will cost you 20x as much


Of course there are other choices, but they are not nearly as worthy....so that is why you do not see any threads devoted to them.


As far a a tutorial / diagram on Frame construction.....that's easy. Decide what material your going to use and what size / format screen you want and a fairly detailed Line Drawing with measurements will be provided forthwith.

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Hi MississippiMan. Thank you for your reply.

So, are you saying the 2150 would be okay on a 150" screen, or is that pushing the boundaries for it?

And Spandex is a good way to go? And it doesn't cost much? I don't mind paying up a little, but don't want to spend an arm and a leg on a screen if I don't have to. Sorry all of this is new to me. No idea what Spandex (for screens) even is!

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Hi MississippiMan. Thank you for your reply.

So, are you saying the 2150 would be okay on a 150" screen, or is that pushing the boundaries for it?

You'd be just fine even with Spandex. Plenty of Lumen


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And Spandex is a good way to go? And it doesn't cost much? I don't mind paying up a little, but don't want to spend an arm and a leg on a screen if I don't have to. Sorry all of this is new to me. No idea what Spandex (for screens) even is!

Thanks again!

If you but glance upon the various Thread Listings on the 1st page you'll find several (13) Threads pertaining to Spandex Screens....get to doing some reading!


Spandex is great...spandex is inexpensive....spandex is easy to work with.


Are you ready?

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Thanks I will do some more reading on the Spandex!
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