Join Date: Jul 2001
Location: Yucca Valley, CA
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Just a quick follow up with pics of my very humble theater using the LG PF1500 and Silver Ticket STR-169110 110" White Screen. Like I said before, I've been using this "temporary" space the last nearly 4 years. I thought I might move the theater to the spare bedroom, but that never happened.
Pic 1 is from when I was just cutting in the black paint. It shows the glossy off-white room it was working with. I also had to deal with those large corner aluminum framed windows, that were really cold in the winter and let in a ton of light, even with curtains. I used 2" polyisocyanurate foam boards cut to size and just pressed into place. Light-tight now, and the windows are now insulated to R-14 (better than my walls and ceiling.)
Pic 2 is the "finished" room only illuminated by the 1/4 watt LED night light shining on the screen. Well, the wall heater was also active when I took this shot, so I guess that to is illuminating some of the brown carpet. I still have nothing covering the LCR speakers and receiver. I also need to cover the router to hide those blinking green LEDs. The room is not this dark in real life, and the nightlight does not really light up the screen that much.
Pic 3 & 4 give a spot-on representation of the way the room looks right now, and how dark the Rosco supersaturated black appears when illuminated by two 60 watt LEDs from above, and another two 60 watt LEDs from a light a few feet behind me. I painted the wall heater cover in Rustoleum 1200F BBQ spray paint, without regret, except it's not as dark as Rosco. I just have black shirts temporarily thrown down between the gaps between the LCR speakers. The rug is a 8'x10' Garland Town Square Black area rug from Home Depot. Not perfectly black (but very close) and it was only $50. BTW, there is a chair right next to the windows for guests, it's so dark you can't really even see it in the photo! I used black microfiber sheets to cover the bed/box spring, guest chair, and wall AC unit. Electical tape used on alarm sensors.
I still have to order some Sy velvet to cover the front speakers and receiver and subwoofer, make panels for between the LCR speakers, cover the thermostat, and cover the gap on the right where the brown carpet isn't covered yet. On the left, I'm thinking now of covering more of the old carpet with another $50 8'x10' Garland Town Square Black area rug.
Beyond that, I'll probably go all velvet at some point, but for right now, the Rosco supersaturated black does a great job at ~3% reflectance.
PS: I have a bad back and have to lay on my side for movies and TV, that's why I have a bed and not a couch. I'm also able to cover up with the black sheet, so I almost have a ninja suit in effect!
Last edited by bgeery; 12-03-2019 at 01:59 PM.