I've got the projector itch...

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  1. DanielJW

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    ... and it needs to be scratched soon!

    I've been looking mostly at the Infocus 4805 because it seems to be the best thing out there right now for my $1100--$1200 price range. The thing is, I'd also like to be able to get some sort of screen as well, but that is the absolute most I can spend.

    So, the question is, what kind of deals are available right now for the 4805?

    I'll be using the projector in a fairly small room, with a 13-14' throw at the very most. Is there anything else I should consider under these circumstances?

    Thanks,

    Dan
     
  2. Drew Bethel

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    Daniel, have you thought about making your own screen? If you know how to use a hammer and nail you can go to home depot and buy all of your materials for well under $100. There are detailed instructions on the web for you to follow.
     
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    Check with Kin at TV Authority, a forum sponsor, for pricing on this item. The # is 1(888)286-5353 Ext 522
    I believe you're still in time for the free 76" screen and 30' SVideo cable as well. You need to call them though to get the best pricing and details.

    Good luck and let us know how it all works out.
     
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    Got any links you can point me to?

    Thanks

    I'll have to give TV Authority a call sometime this week.
     
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    Make your own screen. If this is a dedicated room then it could be as simple as painting the front wall screen area then framing around it with black borders.
     
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    I have a 90" diag parkland plastic screen and I l-o-v-e it!
     
  9. DanielJW

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    Thanks everyone for all of the help, that should get me started.

    The room I'm using the projector in is actually my main living area of my apartment. I live in a 1-bedroom studio apartment, so the living area is fairly compact.

    Thanks again,

    Daniel
     
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    My 4805 looks great on my $30 DIY screen. No one that sees it realizes it's just blackout material and a wood frame unless I tell them. I slapped it together in an hour or two. The hardest part was deciding what size I wanted to go with, and with a home made screen you get to custom fit it to the actual image.
     
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    Because I'm located in a city it is very hard for me to get to a Home Depot/Lowe's/hardware store to get the actual screen material.

    But, I found something on Ebay. Seemed like a good price and everybody who bought it seemed to have reviewed it pretty well.

    Any thoughts on this?

    hxxp://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=30089&item=3878191562&rd=1
     
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    Daniel,
    I have a 91" DIY blackout cloth screen with a 4805 projector. My room it 14' deep so the front of the projector is a little less than 13'. Basement Theater My screen cost under $70.00. The picture is awesome!
     
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    1 bedroom studio apartment? Wouldn't that just be a 1 bedroom apartment? [​IMG]
     

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