Screen vs No Screen

Discussion in 'Displays' started by Chuck_McCollum, Nov 26, 2004.

  1. Chuck_McCollum

    Chuck_McCollum Auditioning

    Nov 22, 2004
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    I really didn't plan to start with a screen and am building my HT right now. To start, I was going to just project on a sheetrock wall and if I can't stand it, then buy a screen.

    Is a screen an absolute necessity or can I do this without one?

    If I can do it without one, how should I prep the wall? Should I use flat, semi-gloss, high gloss and how about white vs the ultra white paints?

    Thanks in advance.
  2. Chris Stock

    Chris Stock Extra

    Jul 3, 2004
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    In answer to your overall question, no you don't need a screen ~ but...

    It does improve the picture quality if you are using a lower lumen output model. This is because bought screens can gain up the luminance but a factor of .1 or more. Also, you could hide your center (even front left/right) speakers behind the screen.

    I've been projecting on to a flat white plaster board wall for a while now, still haven't got the cash for a good screen. But a colleague has a nice Screen Technics 92" wide screen and his projector (SP5700 like mine) looks so much better.

    Hope this helps,
  3. ChrisWiggles

    ChrisWiggles Producer

    Aug 19, 2002
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    There are lots of ways to do DIY screens, so no you don't need to buy a pro screen, though you may desire one later on.

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