DIY Screen - 120" x 80" (4:3)

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  1. Mark Nguyen

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    Hi,

    It seems like many of the DIY screens have a limitation of 100" in length. I was wondering if anyone was able to build something like 120x80 and if so what material(s) was used to do so?

    I am about to start a major construction project in my basement dedicated for HT and wanted to build this screen along with the dry walls/drop ceilings so any help/suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

    P.S. I have seen some DIY screen using Plas-tex or blackout cloth but it's size limitation wouldn't work for me.


    Thanks,

    Mark
     
  2. Mark Fitzsimmons

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    120x80 is not 4:3
    120 x 90 would be though.
    Try your question over in the screens section over at www.avsforum.com lots of help over there on the subject of DIY screens.
     
  3. Mark Nguyen

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    oops...yeah, it's 120x90 and I've posted it on AVS. I just thought I try here also.


    Thanks,

    Mark
     
  4. Dean Cooper

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    I found a great material to use to make a screen up to 10' X 15' at HomeDepot. It's a drop cloth that is rubber backed. The material is the perfect texture and the rubber side is a brilliant flat white. I made my 126" X 70.9" screen with it and it turned out perfectly! I might try to GESSO it, but right now I don't think it needs it (the colors are VERY close). All for 30 bucks Canadian (20 US). Its in the paint section if you want to check it out.

    Dean
     
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    Now you have me curious. What will be supplying the image to this screen. 120" x 90" = 150" diagonal which is one of the largest HT screens I have seen.
     
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    Hey Dean,

    I thought about using a painters drop cloth but I was worried about how it would work. Did you have any trouble putting it on a frame?

    Gabrielle
     
  7. GabrielleG

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    Woopse sorry didn't notice the date on the thread.
     

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