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oh-oh, ripped my outdoor 16' x 9' BOC screen taking it out of storage Friday 9/2, 5 hours before movie time...

While taking the screen down from its storage location, a sharp bracket below it caught the rolled up screen w/o me being aware it.

Sharp bracket is holding a hose here, the long grey bracket is where the rolled screen sits.



What to do??


Try white kids iron on patch on backside.




Fixed, the patch appears to be holding well



Watched "How to train a dragon", set-up and some early crowd



Movie shots (composite 10 sec exposure + 0.25 sec for screen shot)


 

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Originally Posted by tlogan6797
Good idea for fixing the screen. I just use duct tape and it seems (pardon the pun!) to be holding well.
Actually first I was going to use duct tape, then after feeling the BOC in my fingers thought came to me about cloth patch.

I've used duct tape on my 14 year old boat cover to repair tears and get 2-3 more years life before buying a new cover, amazing stuff.
 

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I am looking to build an outdoor screen to host a few movie nights for members of our lodge. Everything seems to be straight forward except where do I get the material for the screen? Can I purchase one ready to hang? Or, is there material I cna purchase to build one?
 

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Your best bet for the material:

http://www.carlofet.com/


I purchased the 16x9 kit which included the screen material finished (border and grommets already sewn), ball bungees and fittings for building the frame out of 1" EMT (available at the hardware store). You also have the option to buy just the screen material or just the finished screen without the fittings.


An awesome resource for outdoor theaters:

http://backyardtheater.com/
 

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Update:

The patch has held perfectly, good for 2nd season.


Labor Day Weekend 2012 movies on 16' x 9' screen: The Lorax and Star Trek:2009


Prior I used the HT projector (Sony VPL-VW60) and my family room "older gear", ie, Onkyo 787 (2000) and AT Sys 350 speakers (1996).

For this weekend, I've decided to use all the HT gear (Denon 4308CI, Paradigm speakers, etc)

Got the big 16 foot wide x 9 foot tall screen up, the gear on the dining table, looks like perfect weather this weekend for backyard movies!!!

Thur 8/30 was "The Lorax", while Saturday will be "Star Trek:2009"


Wed 8/29 Staged the gear from the basement Home Theatre, ready for outdoors - yes that's a brand new PJ bulb in the box just in time.

This is 4th year doing this, took about 2 hours getting the gear staged here + another 1 hour to get the screen outta sortage, ladders up and hang it.

Thur 8/30, came home from work, 1 1/2 hours later there was pre-movie music playing LOUD, movie started 8:30pm.



Picts from Wed 8/29:

Near full moon, prep & ready for Thur 8/30, 30-ish peopole




Thursday 8-30 movie "The Lorax" Saturday 9-1 movie "Star Trek:2009"
 

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1st movie.

For my Denon 4308CI set-up, I simply turned off Audyssey, adjusted the speaker distances, ran the fronts in Large for "extra bass" being outdoors to help the sub, used the RS spl and calibrated all 6 speakers to 75db (I ran AT Sys 370 sub sub slightly hotter at 80db), and the whole system really jammed!

The pre-movie I had it turned to HD FM radio and ran the master volume at 0db and was blown away at the soundstage, felt like being at a concert!


Images from the event:

Here you can see the front sound stage, and let me tell you it was clean sound, loud sound, and full sound!



LH 3/4 side shot showing crowd/screen



Rear shot - yea that's the 98% full moon glow you see, but the garage wall being West facing was not affected by the moon light at all, as the moon rises in the East and sets in the west, just lucky with that on my home orientation.



RH side shot



I like this RH front 3/4 shot as it shows the kids engrossed in the movie, being 8 sec exposure they are pretty still.
 
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