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    Anyone know a good article or document to walk me through making my own projector screen?

    I'd like to do about 120 inches and know I can save a lot of money by doing it myself...

    I know Ron made his, but i haven't seen him around here much lately...

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    I know a lot of people use black out cloth from fabric stores but that can only make around a 90" screen. There is a guy on ebay somewhere that sells fabric for larger screens. It's still much cheaper than buying a screen. I believe Ron painted his screen a grayish color. I'd check over AVS or HTF DIY section for the best info.
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    Wink What is a DYI Screen!!!!

    I have a moded 8 foot pull down and my hand built 12 footer just setting collecting dust.............
    PS3 and HD Front Projection, life is good. Too bad Blu-Ray and the PS3 are already obsolete.....

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    i did a diy screen
    just get some 1x3 or 1x4 cut to lenth then cut 3 vertical pices subtracting 5 or 8 in depending on wood used. then eather use biskets or angle brackets to join togher.

    then streach canvas.

    got my screen meteral from http://cgi6.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dl...sort=3&rows=50
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    Go to www.avsforum.com

    Then at the top goto Forums, AVS Forum

    Next go to where you see the projector forums and there will be a Screens forum. Give yourself a few hours!

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    I built my most recent 85" from 1/4" pressboard and used 2x2's for the framework. I painted it with a custom mix gray from Lowe's.
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    I have a friend who made a 100" screen from 1/4 art board I think thats what its called, & painted screen goo over the board. There is different screen goos for different types of projectors, need to purchase the right one. Heres a link http://www.videocapturecard.com/screengoo.html
    Got to watch a movie at his home & I was impressed by the dyi screen & the screen goo. He uses a panasonic dlp projector & the picture was very good. black level was decent & off angle viewing was also good.

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    Where did he go !!!!!!!
    PS3 and HD Front Projection, life is good. Too bad Blu-Ray and the PS3 are already obsolete.....

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    Thanks for the info guys...gonna give this a shot in a week or two...
    Main HT
    Magnepan 1.6QR fronts, POlk R15 surrounds, Pioneer SC-25, Parasound Halo A23, Oppo BDP-105, Panasonic TC-P60ZT60, Sony PS3, Apple TV

    Bedroom System
    Polk Blackstone TL3, Polk PSWi225 Wireless Sub, HK 3490 Integrated, Oppo BDP-103, Sharp Aquos 32" TV, Apple TV

    Office Rig
    27" iMac w/Amarra, AudioQuest Dragonfly 1.2, Focal XS Book, Schiit Valhalla, Cypher Labs Theorem 720, Philips Fidelio X1, Sennheiser HD600, HiFiMan HE-500, B&W P7, LG 47LM7600, Sony PS3, Apple TV

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