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post #1 of 5 Old 12-22-12, 03:08 AM Thread Starter
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diy painted wall with custom frame

first off, thanks to all of you for posting all these info!

well i upgraded from a 47" lcd lg 47lk520 to a lg hw350t.

having no idea what i was getting in to i decided the DIY way.

after removing the tv i was left with a few holes on the wall.

try to fix it with some plaster and had a patchy wall.

so I used a white sealer to start with a white canvas
after 3 layers i sanded the surface to smooth it out.

ill be honest, the wall never really went to a solid white.

so i did 2 extra layers of glidden white sealer.

the image was so bad at day time, that i went out and bought a full gallon of vellspar paint with the glidden matte universal gray.

had some chair raillings laying around so i used them as a frame.

let me tell you that there was a huge improvement, but still unacceptable during daytime, so i returned the projector.

ill post more pictures when i get the new projector.
i just couldnt upload the pictures, sorry, but heres the link to a dropbox folder with them.
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post #2 of 5 Old 12-22-12, 01:00 PM
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Re: diy painted wall with custom frame

Hello and welcome!

Yeah, a little PJ like that just is not going to cut it with any sort of ambient light at all. To be honest, I wouldn't think it could drive a "Universal Gray" screen even at night, if the screen has any size to it at all. That PJ is only putting out about 150 lumens probably in any reasonably color correct mode.

You didn't mention your screen size, but you're going to need to hit that screen with a LOT more lumens to view it during the day. Say around 1500 or more. PJs? I'd go with an Epson 3020/5020 or a BenQ W7000. I don't think a pocket projector is going to cut it.
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Re: diy painted wall with custom frame

Nak:

thank you for taking the time.

please bare with me as English is my second language.

the screen i was aiming for is 82" in a 16:9 ratio.

Image:

daytime was unbearable.

Night time with every light source turned off (that will include covering windows) was acceptable.

Since i never had a projector before and i went all out building, gluing and cutting everything.

the idea of changing the projector never crossed my mind, so now i have a very nice frame in my wall that is useless for a projector that really fits my needs.

to make things worst i went with 4:3 ratio frame, that i was planning to pull down with black velvet border to a 16:9 which is mainly what i use (blu ray, and 720p movies).

the projectors that i am looking at now mainly because of the budget are:
ViewSonic PRO8200 1080p DLP (699.00 amazon)
BenQ EP5920 1080p 1800 Lumens DLP Projector (699.00 Frys)
EPSON POWERLITE 705HD REFURBISHED/2500 LUMENS (449.99 frys)

any recomendation under 700 dollars?
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post #4 of 5 Old 12-22-12, 02:00 PM
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Re: diy painted wall with custom frame

Check these reviews out:

http://www.projectorcentral.com/benq...tor_review.htm

http://www.projectorcentral.com/view...tor_review.htm

http://www.projectorcentral.com/epso...or_reviews.htm

In your price range, all three of those projectors are good choices, IMHO. Read the reviews to further clarify which will be best for you in your situation.
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post #5 of 5 Old 12-22-12, 03:41 PM Thread Starter
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I think ill be able to post a picture now....

ok these is my set up!

seating distance from the image 10'
ceilings 8'
the bar beneath the screen is my DIY media cabinet which holds:
-onkyo receiver tx nr609
-speaker set up 7.1
-ps3
-Acces Point
-laptop used as HTPC

screen:
79"
exact surface inside the frame 45"X70"
3 layers of white glidden the gripper sealer
2 layers of glidden duo paint+sealer, flat, tinted "universal Gray"

P.D. as you can tell my wife has the last saying in all of my DIY's projects
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