I am tconsidering painting the wall (or some other board and then hang it up) white initially and then determine which screen would fit my requirement best. I would like a permanent screen instead of pull-down. But I will need to figure out if I need 4:3 or 16:9. I would assume 4:3 is something won't go away as my wife like to sing karaoke.
BTW, what is Parkland DIY that I see in a lot of posts. Can someone give me more info.
i'm interested in a DIY screen and yours look great. can you list the materials you used to create your screen? i already know about the goosystem. more interested in the cloth material, etc or was it just a flat drywall?
I have tried various different screens with my X1 and I tell you what, my DIY 92 inch wide 16x9 screen with goo systems CRT white base and topcoats killz everything I've had so far. I mean it, you cannot seriously consider paying those outrageous prices for "real screens" after you see a DIY with sprayed on goo...
Just received the InFocus X1 yesterday night. Projected on a beige/yellow wall but the image is still acceptable. Thinking about the right size and ratio for the new screen (may purchase or DIY).
For DIY materail, are there any other beside Goo and Parkland Plastic (not available in my neighbourhood). I lived in Vancouver BC. Please let me know if there are local supplies.
Any suggestion for permanent screen as well. I know Stewart is expensive. No good supplier of Da-lite in my area. The Draper product line is just too confusing. Seems to have more than 5 product for each classification.
At first I was projecting on a flat white wall. Then I got a Dalite High Contrast Matt White pull down screen and it is MUCH better. It added a touch of gain, and the image just looks better. It was worth the investment. I have a couple slight waves in the screen, common with this material on an untensioned screen. But watching the movie straight on you don't notice them.
Currently a white (princton white to be exact) wall for me. Only a 5' wide image. I can't image getting a better image form this thing on a real screen but when my basement is finished I have a tab tensioned Da-lite matte white 80" wide just waiting in the wings.
I have finally seen Parklands Plastic in person at the "Canuck Shootout". I can now heartily recommend the Parklands Plastic + Goo combination. (use either side, it doesn't matter!) If spraying, go for the CRT White Basecoat, and the Digital Grey Lite Topcoat , if you want a humongous screen.
For slightly smaller screen sizes, the Digital Grey base and Digital Grey Lite Topcoat work fine. If rolling you should use the Digital Grey Basecoat, as this will prevent roller marks from coming through --- which is what happens when you use the CRT White Basecoat when rolling. It can be done with the CRT White Basecoat when rolling, but takes a special sort of painter, one with decent rolling experience. The Digital Grey Basecoat and two Topcoats (Lite and regular) are very forgiving when used together.
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