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  1. Spencer Leung

    Spencer Leung Auditioning

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    Ok, I have recently purchased the Acer PD116P business projector for home use. So far, it's much better than I expected when I project it onto the wall. However, the contrast level is not that great even with the component cables. So I plan on having a large piece of fabric hanging on the wall as my 'screen':

    1) What kind of fabric is best for this situation? (Cheap is good)

    2) Where can I locate fabric like these in Vancouver, Canada, or any city for that matter?

    Thank you so much !
     
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    A lot of people use "black out" cloth. It is what the curtains at hotels are made of. Many fabric stores carry it. Here it is $7.00 per yard.
     
  3. Spencer Leung

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    black out cloth? Do I need to spray anything on top? Or just the cloth is good enough?
     
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    I had one made from cloth stretched over a wood frame. Here is a picture of it. Just cloth nothing on top.
     
  5. Spencer Leung

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    Wow, that looks great, how's the quality when you actually project the image on top?
     
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    Well for the price ($70.00 total) the picture was good. I re-did my whole theater and this time I went with a painted screen and the picture is much better. I used "Screen Goo", but others use home made formulas that you can find in this forum.
    You also should calibrate your projector. I am not familiar with your projector, but the picture reflecting off the screen is only as good as what is projected. I use a DVD called Avia . It will walk you through test screen patterns to set your contrast, brightness and color levels.
     
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    Start with the classic cheap solution of blackout cloth, and you should be fine.

    And as mentioned, you need to calibrate.
     
  8. Spencer Leung

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    Okay, thanks man !!
    I'll have an update as soon as I get the cloth... In the meantime, if anyone wants a review of this projector, I'm all game.
     

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