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Discussion in 'Projectors, Screens & Video Processors' started by Rolling, May 21, 2004.

  1. Rolling

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    Building my own screen...just wondered if there is an exact size i need to cut the wood, i want the width to be 7 or 8 feet but what is the height size ment to be for 7 and 8 feet and also do i need to put a black border round the screen....TIA
     
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    I built a 16:9 screen, and the overall size of the frame was 84ins x 47.25ins, which is the viewable size since it doesn't have any masking. There are some pics on my website if you're interested.

    Gary.
     
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    For a 16:9 screen which is the usual, then to work out the height the formula is Width in inches ie. 84" (7ft) divided by 16 muliplied by 9 this will give you the height in inches, in Gary's case 47.25".

    8ft screen is 96" so height would be 54".

    I built a 7ft screen the same as Gary, still have the border to apply but I'm waiting on UrbanT's efforts first before I commit :devil:
     
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    I have a viewable diy screen size of 80 inches wide and 45 inches high which gives 16:9. I also have a flock tape border which is 2inches each side and 1.5 inches at t he top and bottom.
    See my screen goo story for the making of it.
     
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    I built my own screen last weekend and used the dimensions of 80" x 45". I too used gary's site as a guide and overall things went very smoothly (I hope to post some pics soon).

    I covered the frame with a black velvet/suade type material and I'm very pleased with the results. A black border makes all the difference IMO.
     
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    cheers lads....thanks for the info....very helpful :smashin:
     

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