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aoaaron 11-25-2019 04:01 PM

Need to buy a PJ screen, grey or white?
 
I need a 92'' projector screen, HW40Es will be 2.8 throw distance.
I have a room with white walls and white ceiling. I have a blackout curtain on the left side of the room.
Light can be completely controlled during viewing if needed.

I'm not sure which screen to go for?

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/92-Premiu...y/192656408433

Would this be okay or should I go for a grey screen? any help would be much appreciated, thank you!

skylarlove1999 11-25-2019 04:09 PM

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Originally Posted by aoaaron (Post 58872892)
I need a 92'' projector screen, HW40Es will be 2.8 throw distance.

I have a room with white walls and white ceiling. I have a blackout curtain on the left side of the room.

Light can be completely controlled during viewing if needed.



I'm not sure which screen to go for?



https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/92-Premiu...y/192656408433



Would this be okay or should I go for a grey screen? any help would be much appreciated, thank you!

I would go for an ambient light rejecting screen. Those white walls and ceiling will reflect a good amount of light back onto your screen, washing out the image to some degree. You could consider a painted screen as found here.
@MississippiMan would be happy to work with you on a great painted ALR screen.

https://www.avsforum.com/forum/450-h...topics/2175641

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aoaaron 11-25-2019 04:35 PM

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Originally Posted by skylarlove1999 (Post 58872928)
I would go for an ambient light rejecting screen. Those white walls and ceiling will reflect a good amount of light back onto your screen, washing out the image to some degree. You could consider a painted screen as found here.
@MississippiMan would be happy to work with you on a great painted ALR screen.

https://www.avsforum.com/forum/450-h...topics/2175641

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Thanks. I'm based in the UK and will need a screen which will be ceiling mounted so I'm a bit stuck in regards to budget & experience. I can't afford to currently buy a tab tensioned pulldown screen AND buy some expensive paints with the risk of me wasting the paint and ruining the screen :( I'd LOVE to explore this option at some point for sure.

If there was someone in the UK willing to do this for me, I'd happily pay them.

I feel like I'm really stuck here :(

skylarlove1999 11-25-2019 04:57 PM

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Originally Posted by aoaaron (Post 58873056)
Thanks. I'm based in the UK and will need a screen which will be ceiling mounted so I'm a bit stuck in regards to budget & experience. I can't afford to currently buy a tab tensioned pulldown screen AND buy some expensive paints with the risk of me wasting the paint and ruining the screen :( I'd LOVE to explore this option at some point for sure.



If there was someone in the UK willing to do this for me, I'd happily pay them.



I feel like I'm really stuck here :(

The paint goes right on the wall you don't paint the actual screen you paint your entire wall I would at least send a private message to Mississippi Man to ask him what he thinks

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aoaaron 11-25-2019 05:02 PM

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Originally Posted by skylarlove1999 (Post 58873146)
The paint goes right on the wall you don't paint the actual screen you paint your entire wall I would at least send a private message to Mississippi Man to ask him what he thinks

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Yup, I understand. Sadly thats not an option as I have a 65'' TV wall mounted which will later on be a 77 inch OLED so ideally it'd have to be a spray-painted screen which can retract into the ceiling.

skylarlove1999 11-25-2019 05:04 PM

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Originally Posted by aoaaron (Post 58873170)
Yup, I understand. Sadly thats not an option as I have a 65'' TV wall mounted which will later on be a 77 inch OLED so ideally it'd have to be a spray-painted screen which can retract into the ceiling.

Thanks for clarifying now I completely understand your dilemma

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aoaaron 11-25-2019 05:08 PM

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Originally Posted by skylarlove1999 (Post 58873146)
The paint goes right on the wall you don't paint the actual screen you paint your entire wall I would at least send a private message to Mississippi Man to ask him what he thinks

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Originally Posted by skylarlove1999 (Post 58873180)
Thanks for clarifying now I completely understand your dilemma

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Thanks. Sorry I wasn't clear before. Ideally in 6-12 months time [hopefully moving house], I'll have a dedicated home theatre room and a separate room for the TV, (if I'm convinced by the ALR properties that it doesn't need a TV for backup)

aoaaron 11-25-2019 06:31 PM

Also, if I was to just buy a temporary screen and explore the ALR/DIY solutions at a later date.. any suggestions? Is tab tensioned really needed?

rekbones 11-25-2019 09:32 PM

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Originally Posted by aoaaron (Post 58873536)
Also, if I was to just buy a temporary screen and explore the ALR/DIY solutions at a later date.. any suggestions? Is tab tensioned really needed?

With that small of a screen I would definitely go with a gray screen at least .8 gain. As far as tab tensioned it is the only way to be sure (but not guarantied as some have ripples anyway) the screen is flat. Ripples in the screen cause a distortion that some notice more then others and is most obvious with slow pans across the screen.

aoaaron 11-26-2019 01:11 AM

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Originally Posted by rekbones (Post 58874256)
With that small of a screen I would definitely go with a gray screen at least .8 gain. As far as tab tensioned it is the only way to be sure (but not guarantied as some have ripples anyway) the screen is flat. Ripples in the screen cause a distortion that some notice more then others and is most obvious with slow pans across the screen.



Thanks and it won’t affect for instance 3D performance?

rekbones 11-26-2019 03:25 AM

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Originally Posted by aoaaron (Post 58874642)
Thanks and it won’t affect for instance 3D performance?

Of course it will effect it but in a white room you need to take what you can get. It's all a compromise.

aoaaron 11-26-2019 12:32 PM

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Originally Posted by rekbones (Post 58874836)
Of course it will effect it but in a white room you need to take what you can get. It's all a compromise.



Thanks, I was just wondering if it would effect is so adversely that the white would be better?

I'm excited to watch Frozen in 3D.

do u know of any stores which do white/grey screen samples?


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