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Question Experiences with borderless projection screens?

Hi guys.


I found that the cheapest way I can move up to a "Dalite HD Progressive" screen, is actually by going with a frame from the sister company Projecta. Different frame, same material. At ~50% of the cost, compared to the UTB from Da-Lite.





The screen, or rather frame in question is this: https://www.legrandav.com/products/p...ens/fullvision FullVision from Projecta.




My back wall where the frame is mounted on is painted in a 65% neutral grey, so any potential "spill" should not be a problem. But anyway, - is there anything I should keep in mind or worry about, compared to having a frame with some black borders??



I have a JVC, so there is always something about the "corner glow".








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I personally would go with the entire back wall a flat black or better a black velvet. At 65% gray you still might notice overspill IMO. Nothing looks better than the image floating in space.

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I personally would go with the entire back wall a flat black or better a black velvet. At 65% gray you still might notice overspill IMO. Nothing looks better than the image floating in space.

As it is a living room also, black was not an option - how bad is a spill on JVC projectors? I would expect that little or no light is "displayed" outside the focused image of the projector.






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As it is a living room also, black was not an option - how bad is a spill on JVC projectors? I would expect that little or no light is "displayed" outside the focused image of the projector.





Very little light will be outside the projected frame you are correct. The trick will be to perfectly fill the screen without slightly over scanning the screen area. Of course you will get it as close as possible but if that isn’t perfect you are left with some over spill or zooming slightly down and getting a sliver of the screen unused.

Years ago we used to make zero edge DIY screens and when someone didn’t want a black wall behind it in say a living room. We used a small masking at the back of the screen to let the image stand proud and have a zero edge look.

You won’t know how good your fit until you give it a go.

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- are JVC worse than other projectors???


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- are JVC worse than other projectors???
Since your question is related to a specific projector you might want to find the owners thread for your JVC projector model in the projectors forum and ask other owners who have firsthand experience.
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I'd try to stick with some velvet on the back wall. You never get the projector perfect on the screen. The little bit of overscan fades into the bezel on normal screens. Also, there could be a little wander between power cycles that you normally don't notice but you would on the borderless. Finally, if you go with a 4K projector at 16x9 resolutions, the 17x9 panel is internally blackened out. You won't see this on normal screens but on borderless without good velvet on the back wall you'll see the light bleed on the sides.

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