Screen vs. No Screen?

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  1. Mikey_G

    Mikey_G Auditioning

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    Well this is my first post on this site. I just got a projector and am projecting the image onto my white somewhat textured wall. What advantages will putting a screen up give me? Will the picture be brighter and more defined? The disadvantages I have already figuered would be I cant have a custom size say 103" or larger. Seems most people prefer the 100" ones. Also the cost of the screen and it being on the wall. Well any help is appreciated. Thanks.
     
  2. Jack Briggs

    Jack Briggs Executive Producer

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    Get a screen, Mikey. It will improve the image vastly. You don't say what kind of projector you have, but do so. That way, the many projector aficianados on this board will be able to offer specific recommendations.

    And welcome to Home Theater Forum.
     
  3. RobertR

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    Getting a screen is highly recommended. After all, that's what movie theaters use, and that's what we're trying to replicate, yes? [​IMG] Also, go to the screen forum at AVScience. You'll see many many posts on the subject.
     
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    You can indeed get a customed-sized screen. Do some research on the correct "gain" screen for your projector and see if they can custome size it for you. I have also seen a few members make there own screen too. I assume they got the material and cut to size.
     
  5. Craig Robertson

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    you can find a huge amount of info on screens, including DIY projects, over at AVS.
     
  6. Mikey_G

    Mikey_G Auditioning

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    Thanks guys. It is an Infocus DLP. I will check out AVS. It just looks so good even on my apt. wall.
     

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