new crt projector - question

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  1. Brad_H

    Brad_H Agent

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    Hi.
    A friend just purchased a new projector (don't know model). He said that he's heard that you can buy a special brand of paint and paint your wall to use as your screen. Has anyone ever heard of this? Or was he getting fed a line?

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  2. mark alan

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    It's called Goo. Go to the AVS forum and look in the screen section. It's rather expensive. I personally am perfectly happy with my wallboard, painted with a light grey eggshell finish.

    Unless he is really picky, he will be perfectly happy with a light grey or white matte finish, using just about any paint.
     
  3. Brad_H

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    Thanks Marc. We'll look into it.
     
  4. Sean M

    Sean M Stunt Coordinator

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    If it's a new CRT projector, do not use grey paint. White only. CRT's don't need help in the apparant contrast area. If he's bought a new digital, then grey is a consideration.
     
  5. Neil Joseph

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    Ditto regarding the white paint. Gray is more for digital projectors that need the boost in black levels. The crt should already be in the neighbourhood of 10,000:1 or so depending on the model.
     
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  7. Bill Cowmeadow

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    Behr
    Pure Ultra White, Matt Finish

    You can get this at Home Depot Less than $10 for half a gallon.

    I did my screen with it for a Barco 801s, Image was superb.

    Bill
     

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