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Ok I've finally got my projector...

Discussion in 'Projectors, Screens & Video Processors' started by mike.hutch, Oct 9, 2001.

  1. mike.hutch

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    Sorry to keep asking dull questions, but I've now got my Eiki projector (Sanyo PLV30 clone) and I'm going to make a screen until I can afford a nice electric one.

    I'm going for an 8' x 4' mdf affair, with Ice Storm paint, all I need to know now is number 5 or 6.

    I know I could try both and see, but I thought I would ask here and see if anyone else is using the projector with a painted screen and get some advise.

    Thanks in advance.


    PS: be prepared for my next bout of questions on how best to connect the thing up.

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    I originally used Ice Storm No.5, lived with it for a couple of weeks - it was a vast improvment over a white screen.

    Then thought I'd go a shade darker to No.4 just to see the difference - definite improvment, particularly with 'difficult' movies like The Matrix.

    The reason that I didn't use No.4 to start off with was that it looked so dark compared with white. My projector (Sony CX1) is only 500 lumens and I was worried that the picture might be too dark, but that is not the case, the picture was bright and the colours rich.

    I think No.6 would be too light.

    I suggest that you experiment like I did and find the one that suits your taste/projector. Some people in this forum have even used 1/2 shades by mixing equal quantities of (say) no.4 and no.5

    Good luck and happy experimenting ;) !

    Sam

    [ 09-10-2001: Message edited by: Sam Wiley ]
     

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