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  1. DIY Screen Section
    Looking for help minimizing ceiling reflection in my current setup. I project from an Epson 5050 to a white 106” Monoprice motorized projection screen (non tab-tensioned). The room has dark blue walls with a white ceiling that reflects light, leading to a decrease in contrast/blacks. Projector...
  2. DIY Screen Section
    I accidentally first posted in the wrong forum, so didn't see the FAQ for painted screens at first. However, a lot of the information is old, so wanted to ask about the current state of the art. First, some background, I volunteer at a few theaters, who occasionally use projected scenery. And...
  3. DIY Screen Section
    I've got a nice Da-Lite pulldown screen that'd be a good rehab project. Not useful as is. Material's worn, stained, 4:3. (Housing's in great shape.) I have two ideas that are either (a) potential solutions or (b) stupid/futile. #1. Replace existing 4:3 material with 16:9 goods from Carl's...
  4. Dedicated Theater Design & Construction
    We have a room that is about 17x18 and as you can see from the image. To orient yourself, the screen will be on the wall to the right. We have hallway along one side of the room with a couple of doors and then a door in the back corner. In the lower right hand corner of the image, the hallway...
  5. DIY Screen Section
    Hi there, In my research for what to use with my Optoma GT5000 series UST PJ, I came across this paint product. Projection / Projector Screen Paint - Ultra Short Throw with Ambient Light Rejection - Gallon - Paint on Screen POS-G00USTALR (projectorscreenstore.com) But I have to question &...
  6. DIY Screen Section
    Hey everyone, I’m venturing out of my comfort zone of the home theater arena in helping a local brewery replace their projection system in their newly acquired space. I will create and link a post in projectors with the 3 options I have narrowed down here: (Choosing between 3 high output large...
  7. DIY Speakers and Subs
    Hi all.. Since 2 years ago working from home have become a normal routine, I fixed my office during summer with some new paint, better desk and chair, cleaner look over all.. I wanted a good pair of speakers in my work space! With basically "no" budget, new equipment would not just be too...
  8. DIY Screen Section
    Hello all! I'll give some quick background because my situation is different than most posts on the forum. I work for an art museum that often shows video works. (My job title is Chief Preparator, something I'd never even heard about before I got the job! I've been here 6 years now and love...
  9. DIY Screen Section
    Need help picking out a projection screen for my 1st home theater setup. Everything else is finally done! What would be the best budget option for about a 130 inch screen around $500 for a family room with some sunlight and ambient light during the day, and at night the room can get really...
  10. Dedicated Theater Design & Construction
    Couple questions here regarding Light and Paint, any advice would be great! Our room is 16x16 with 8FT ceilings in the basement. We are either going with a darker blue, or darker grey (linked). PAINT: 1) Typically you paint the baseboards white, but in a theater room should we paint the...
  11. DIY Screen Section
    Just bought our first projector, it will be here Monday. We have been trying to get everything done before Monday. We would like to have our wall finished up before then. We bought Benq HT2050a. It will be located in our basement as part time entertainment. Mainly movies, little tv and some...
  12. DIY Screen Section
    Outdoor Projector Screen - Painted? Hey y'all, I am in the process of building an outdoor projector screen utilizing 4 by 4 posts with a couple 1/8" plywood boards layered with a couple sheets of Thrifty White boards as well. Would it be feasible to paint over the thrifty white with something...
  13. DIY Screen Section
    Well, I have been looking to paint my existing basic pvc screen a grey color because I have white walls and can't control light reflection. Does behr silver screen crack at all? The screen is zip-tied to hooks and looks nicer than I thought it would and I fear it will crack when transporting it...
  14. DIY Screen Section
    I have a ceiling mounted BenQ W1070+ in the living room. I built a 130" fixed frame (see attached file) and plan to stretch a 150" PVC Excelvan screen on it (I already have it). Which will bring my first question. Our living room is quite bright, all the walls are white and there is no way to...
  15. DIY Screen Section
    Hi Guys Wondering if anyone here has a great dark paint mix for a largish windowless theatre room and can advise brand/colours/ratios? I've been Googling for 6 months and am sick of hearing about "The Black Widow Mix" yet never seeing a clear description of the ingredients. I believe the Black...
  16. DIY Screen Section
    Hey all! I've been reading through a massive amounts of posts on this site and learned a lot, but a couple of things I have definitely seen are: 1) a great group willing to help and 2) the fact that the formulations come down to situation/goals/equipment/etc. So with that said, I'd like to get...
  17. DIY Screen Section
    I am planning on building a 150 inch screen and then painting it with an ALR paint. Problem is I can't seem to find any blackout in the size that I want here in Canada. Any suggestions from people who have done this on where I can get this material or any other suggestions on how to go about this.
  18. DIY Screen Section
    Hi, all, I've got a BenQ 1085st hung up on the ceiling, but the light brown wall just isn't doing it for me. I'd like to get a screen painted up (~120"), and I've been reading through a variety of mixes on this site. It seems like most paint mixes are ALR, and my understanding is that they...
  19. DIY Screen Section
    Here are some photos of a 98" FolkArt Gunmetal Grey screen. It looks pretty good in a non-ideal room with a lot of reflective and light-colored surfaces. It works alright with a few lights on. It can also perform decently during the day. This used: $14 worth of matte poly $10 worth...
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