New DIY Screen

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  1. tomthx

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    Hi all,
    There are some new photos with the DIY screen.This has improved the brightness of the Panny to the point where I will now invest in a FL-DAY HMC filter to see if I can improve the blacks a bit more.
    Is 55mm the closest size filter for the AE100 lens?
    Thanks,
    Tom.
     
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    I'm using a similar DIY screen with blackout cloth too - it was meant to be a temporary measure, but I've never felt the need to change it.

    Love the room - nice size and layout. Spidey looks very filmlike from the photo. :)

    No bass shakers in the sofa? is that because they are the cheap seats? :D

    I have to say that bass shakers are a wonderful invention...

    Gary.
     
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    tomthx,
    Did you paint the blackout material and/or which side did you use, the fabric side or the vinyl side?

    Nice room by the way!!
     
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    lovely room mate, very nice job indeed.:)
     
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    I used the fabric side for mine - the stuff I used was almost rubbery on the other side, and I'd be suprised if emulsion stuck to it properly.

    R
     
  6. tomthx

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    Markie Boy,
    I didn't paint the material at all I just used the vinyl side to project onto and it works perfectly.
    Thanks for the comments everyone.
    Tom.
     
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    Hi tomthx,

    Very nice set-up indeed, wish my room was as big as that !!

    Intrigued by the covering on the rear of your AE100 - what's going on there ? Are you venting from the rear outlet - I notice that the inlet fan on the side is exposed - what's the effect on the noise level ?? or are you doing it to vent heat ??

    All the best,


    Sean G.
     
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    :eek: nice one! :D

    Love it, lucky you :cool:

    Taz.
     
  9. tomthx

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    Sean,
    The cover is just some black cardboard. I will be using it as a template to make a metal one to fix the ceiling mount. It's just there to cover the light from the fan for people sitting in the thrid row. The cover is open on the top and the side where the fan is, but I would like to try something so you can't hear it at all.
    Don't get me wrong it is still very quiet but not silent.
    Regards,
    Tom.
     
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    Pulling a late one too, eh Tom? :)

    I was just wondering where you got the aluminium frame for the screen? Did you put it together yourself? And do you have a wooden frame behind the material aswell?

    I ask as my screen is simply a rectangular wooden frame with blackout material wrapped round it, but I'd like to give it a more professional finish like yours (the screen's also a bit wonky as the structure doesn't keep it's shape, which I was think a frame would do).

    Thanks.
     
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    tomthx,
    I'm assuming you're using a long VGA cable from AE100 to PC, any ideas where both instore and online I can pick up a decent length and quality VGA cable here in OZ?
     
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    Goof,
    The frame is made to measure and comes in 4 pieces which I riveted together. It is very light and strong and doesn't require and timber backing in the frame.

    Yes it's a 10m VGA lead. The local PC store here in Sydney has well made VGA leads 10m long for around $40. Online may www.paw.com.au or www.ht.com.au.

    Later, Tom.
     

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