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Old 30th December 2003, 05:41 AM   #11
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Well my white sheet works ok, i don't use it when there are any lights so it looks pretty bright.......But i have often wanted to paint the back with siver paint in hopes of making it brighter. I've tryed taping tin-foil to the back but i did not make it much brighter. Do yo'all think siver paint would help???...Bob
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Old 4th January 2004, 03:48 AM   #12
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Default My Screen

My screen currently is 2 of the Levolor Vinyl shade (alabaster color) that I picked up at a local yard sale for $2. I have a Dalite screen (it is a smaller one at like 40x40 portable) and when put side by side the cheap shade looked better. I am using 2 side by side so I have a line in the middle but with the 2 I have a screen that is roughly 128" w x 70" long and it looks great. Made the frame out of 3/4 " pvc pipe.
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Old 6th January 2004, 10:42 AM   #13
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I use the opera screen.
You can buy it here in germany for 12 Euro (~13$) for 1.40m x 1m.
It's very good and almost better than a professional screen...
If somebody is interested i can ship also the screen material to the US or somewhere in europe..

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Old 7th January 2004, 01:21 AM   #14
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This was already mentioned in a prior topic but if noone has seen this I thought I might share it here's the link http://www.hometheaterforum.com/htfo...hreadid=140880 I think it's neat and clean looking and the gain in picture is incredible
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Old 7th January 2004, 01:35 AM   #15
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all of the links i have found on this subject :

http://www.hometheaterforum.com/htfo...hreadid=140880

http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showt...hreadid=267756

http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showt...hreadid=262466

http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showt...ight=rustoleum
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Old 7th January 2004, 01:37 AM   #16
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Now you read all of these and tell me what you think is the best thing to use out of all of them!
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Old 7th January 2004, 01:53 AM   #17
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After reading all this, im personally gonna go with the rustoleum silver aluminum metalish stuff spray paint!
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Old 8th January 2004, 04:24 AM   #18
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Hello friends and fellow DIY'ers. I stumbled on this site when tracking the hits on my own website. I believe that you have a link to my own DIY screen here somewhere. I used Tremco Tremclad High Heat Enamel Aluminium spray paint on formica that was all found at Home Depot with great results. The link is below, I hope.
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Old 9th January 2004, 11:37 PM   #19
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Has anyone tried the new Rustoleum premium metallics? They have a platinum color that looks like it would work well...very small flakes and a rather transparent white base to it. I had never seen it until this morning when I mentioned to the paint guy at home depot that I was building a custom screen. He mentioned that he had several people mention using in the few weeks that they have carried it. Just wondering if anyone had any experience with it?
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Old 10th January 2004, 10:02 PM   #20
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I just thought I'd give my input on diy screens.
I didn't do my own projecter, but I did do my own screen for my $91 poloroid oldie projector off ebay.
First I used a thin semi-shiny cloth material. This worked ok, but a lot of light bounced back off the wall and through the material. This resulted in the picture whiting out, to some degree. Then, I added a dark green non-shiny heavy fabric behind the original material, and things got much better as far as white sensitivity. Finally, I bought a cheap 180 count matte white bedsheet, and a cheap dark green blanket, and my wife helped me sew them together. We made a pocket at the top and bottom to slide 3/4 electrical conduit through for rigidity. It is suspended by 2 small wire loops from the ceiling. I would also like to note, that at least for me, the color seemed even better with the matte white material, versus the semi-shiny material. Now I can roll up my screen, and take it with me, or put it away. My viewing area is 6' by 4.5'. I like it much. I hope this is useful for someone.
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