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post #11 of 14 Old 02-12-11, 05:19 PM
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Re: Official Screen Recommendation List

It's been a while since anything was added to this list. Have there been any new DIY screens that anyone would recommend?
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post #12 of 14 Old 02-25-12, 08:56 AM
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Re: Official Screen Recommendation List

Just looking through some old posts, Sherwin Williams SW7071 Grey Screen is a close N8 solution.

Another post lists SW6260 Unique Grey as another N8 solution.



I'd love to see the thread updated with other choices
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Re: Deciding if a White Screen or Gray Screen is best for you

How do I determine the video optimized lumens of my projector a Sharpvision XV-9000U? What I'm trying to do is determine type of painted screen to use. Living room that is 15' X 18' with 15'+ vaulted ceiling. The screen wall on the 15" opens into dining room that has window another 12' feet away. Windows on the other 18' wall. I can mount the projector (wall mount) as close to screen as needed (8.5' high). Seating is 12' to 16' feet from screen. Thinking 16:9 100" diag screen.

Right now I'm leaning towards Universal Grey in eggshell finish.
Any recommendations?
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post #14 of 14 Old 02-25-12, 06:04 PM
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Re: Deciding if a White Screen or Gray Screen is best for you

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How do I determine the video optimized lumens of my projector a Sharpvision XV-9000U?
The proper way to do this is to calibrate your PJ; a calibration DVD will work to a degree, but you really need a colorimeter and calibration software to do the job. If you opt to use a DVD alone you will still need a light meter to read the image brightness after you've calibrated your PJ. These are quite inexpensive (around $25 at Amazon). These inexpensive light meters, for the purpose of reading screen lumens, are WAY better than meters designed for photographic use costing hundreds of dollars!

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What I'm trying to do is determine type of painted screen to use. Living room that is 15' X 18' with 15'+ vaulted ceiling. The screen wall on the 15" opens into dining room that has window another 12' feet away. Windows on the other 18' wall. I can mount the projector (wall mount) as close to screen as needed (8.5' high). Seating is 12' to 16' feet from screen. Thinking 16:9 100" diag screen.

Right now I'm leaning towards Universal Grey in eggshell finish.
Any recommendations?
The Universal Gray in eggshell finish using Valspar Ultra Premium interior latex would be a good choice, but I would recommend a smaller screen size since your PJ is a bit lacking in lumens. A 100" screen would only give you 13 fc of image brightness with the PJ mounted at 13' 1" from the screen. This is a bit dim for many people and will only get dimmer as the lamp ages. Dropping down to a 93" screen and mounting the PJ at 12' 2" ups the brightness to 16 fc which most people find OK. I'm using the data from the calculator at projectorcentral.

The reason why I specified the Valspar paint above is that not all paint brands use the same gloss levels in their paints. One brand's satin me be another brand's eggshell, or the opposite.
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