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Discussion in 'Projectors, Screens & Video Processors' started by gioboy, Nov 18, 2004.

  1. gioboy

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    hi just bought my first projector epsom tw-10h i think ,is it possible to project straight on to the wall ,will the qaulity be the same ,im thinking of getting a plasterer to skim it ,is there a special paint that you can buy,or im a better off buying a screen?
     
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    When i first got my ae200 i used a light blue wall for about 6 months.Then when i got a descent screen there was a big diffrence in quality of the picture.
    You can pick up a good screen for about £400.
     
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    good you recomend a good screen please ,what size can i get
     
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    There is a seperate forum about projector screens!
    You have 3 choices in reverse order of preference -
    1 - Use a white wall
    2 - build your own screen
    3 - Buy a screen.
    For options 1 & 2 you could use a special goo paint, although it is very expensive. You could also make one out of black out material (using the not material side)
    Pull down screens start from around 100 but may introduce ripples, curling etc.
    Azzo
     
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    I got the 83" draper for 200 quid from discount electrical, looks fantastic to me.
     
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    i also have a tw10h
    atm using a 6ft wide blackout roller blind from ikea
    pretty good for £20
     
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    You can get very good cheap screens from Beamax for a little as £114.99 for a 16:9 70 inch wide screen. See:

    http://www.hifibitz.co.uk/product.asp?id=3185

    Also, you can get specially made paint for use directly onto walls which has the same composition as the paint used on screens. It's called Goo and can be found at:

    http://www.goosystems.com/cgi-bin/ic/goosystems/screengoo?id=LBmfWmzc

    This can work out cheaper so long as you don't want to paint the whole wall with it as it's still quite expensive per litre.

    A white wall will certainly do for a while until you are in a position to buy a screen. You will then notice a brighter, sharper image with better contrast. So yes, a screen will definately be the way to go eventually.
     
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    I have also just got my projector - cannot afford a proper screen just yet and am just projecting onto the wall. A plain matt white wall was fine to start with - I have now covered the white in a paint called Ice storm 6 (its one of those dulux jobbies that they make for you in homebase, B&Q etc) and it has made a huge improvement over the plain white wall - so much so i am thinking of making a nice black wooden surround to the screen to finish it off and not bother buying a screen (I'm sure a proper screen may be better, by how much I don't know) -but I am very happy with what I currently now have.
     
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    How does this Ice Storm 6 differ from normal paint morph42 ?
     
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    Ice storm 6 is a normal emulsion paint and is a very light grey (off-white) colour. It has certainly enhanced the black levels on the projected screen. When they made the paint for me - they used a base of matt white and the machine adds dollops of colour to it before mixing. The colours added were black and surprisingly to me a small amount of red. A friend was commenting that he thought a greyish screen would reduce the intensity of colours on the screen - which hasn't been the case at all. If anything, I thought that my Z3 was too bright when using the white wall and the very light grey colour has helped in this respect also.

    I originally just got a small sample of the paint made up and painted a large piece of card to place on the white wall to compare - the difference was very noticeable......I just don't know how this compares to a proper screen when using a Z3 - I have only viewed a Z2 before on a proper screen
     
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    cheers Morph!
     
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    More screen than PJ so moving to the screen forum....
     
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    I have just made my own screen using Icestorm 6 Dulux too. It works well.
     

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