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Discussion in 'Projectors, Screens & Video Processors' started by Jeff, Jan 12, 2002.

  1. Jeff

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    I'm more than a little envious jeff.

    One question in the 2nd of the photo's the projector seems very close to the screen and quite a deal higher, do you get any strange effects when viewing?

    What colour is that on the walls?


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    The projector is about 10cm above the top of the screen, I get no keystoneing at this height. The combination of the already short throw lens of the Plus and the Isco lens makes it very short throw. None of this affects the picture at all. The paint on the walls is Delux moon waves 1, its less blue and a bit darker than it looks in the photo. More like a medium grey with a blue tint. I also painted the ceiling in a very dark blue.

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    Jeff,
    Im rarely really enthused about something(..getting old I guess!),but your whole setup is superb!!
    These crt mob must be gutted..
    The photos look brilliant(..the best ive seen),the decor..the lot!
    Kryton is I presume your name for your custom p.c.-but do you build it up yourself?..whats the spec..Im really interested..
    Impressed,


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    3 years ago my room was a small single garage with a leaking roof, so I guess that it has come a long way! This very site has an article about Kryton in the technical articles section. A lot has changed since then, it now has an ATI Radeon 8500, Terratec EWX 249/96 sound card, 400W power supply. The very latest addition is a SDI input card (haven't had the chance to test it yet).


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    Nice set-up Jeff,

    Bet you're glad you can sit down and watch a movie without thinking too much about how 'this needs doing' or 'that needs doing' huh? :)

    Gary
     
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    It's always great to see the work of a committed tinkerer.
    These latest mods of yours are quite rightly causing quite a stir.
    Long may you continue to show people like me the way!

    I'm sure that the dark paint colours are one of the biggest improvements I could make to my pq but unfortunately I don't have a dedicated room and I've always liked light and space for normal living. I'm trying to figure out a way to make a removable/rollable black sheet that will cover the entire projection wall but unfortunately I have to go around speakers, a fire place and a chimney breast.
    I've got approval from the wife though, so that's a start!

    Well done!
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    You must be kidding, the room might be nearly finished but I still have tons of things to work out, like how to feed Sky into my new SDI card. :)
     
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    Jeff: Can I add you to one of the folk I'd like to pop by and see when I'm in your neighbourhood? Rooms looks great...especially with the LuxusDelux Screenwall!!!!

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    Sure, I would be very interested in what you think of it. The screen is great, the velux border just soaks up everyting that you throw at it. I learned a lot from the install

    1)You need to take in to account the depth of the screen when calculating throw distance. It sticks out some 8 cms from the wall, enough to make a difference with a fixed lens projector. :)

    2) The Grayhawk screen surface, is the ruff side with the white specs, not the smooth uniform gray side. (I had been using the sample the wrong way round. :D )

    3) Installing the wall mount is not easy, I'm glad I didn't go for a 10 ft screen. :D

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    Valid points, but i fail to see why the CRT mob should be gutted?

    Jeff has spent a lot of time getting his room right and it does look very good, I would echo Gordons view that seeing it in person it will be even better. Well done Jeff! Looks great!

    Doug, why not check out some other home installs, crt and lcd.crt.dlp. There are some very good DIY installs such as Fulabeers (paul) where it looks as good as the £50k installs in the mag at a fifth of the price.
    And if you want to see a budget Diy install then check out what £3.5k can get you.(price inc's equipment and diy work) then check my photo link.
    There are even more diy installs and it might be an idea Spectre to have a sticky Thread in this section with links to everyone's diy sites or photo albums?
     
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    Jeff thats an interesting comment about the rough side being the correct side for the greyhawk screen. My current homemade ICESTORM MDF screen is a bit rough and not smooth (paintbrush!) and I planned this week to redo it with a roller to make a nice smooth surface.

    Maybe a rough bumpy surface is better? :confused:

    James

    p.s in another thread someone suggested spray painting but that would require a lot of effort and time which at the moment I do not have :eek:
     
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    Jeff,
    Looks great, can I just ask what your room size is. I'm beginnning a project myself soon and would be interested.

    Thanks. Paul.
     
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    WOW - most of us project dvd but this sounds great!
    I could be in two places at once!
     
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    The surface while rough is still very flat (almost like a very fine sand paper but not abrasive), I love the large velvet border around the screen. I now have a light behind it and it makes it look like a giant plasma.

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    My room is quite tiny, a mere 7x14ft.
     

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