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  1. DIY Screens
    I thought I would give something back here been 3 years probably from my last post. I painted my screen unique gray or whatever its called 3 years ago. Never happy with the white's cause like Mech and Harp have said there is no magical formula to get the whites and the blacks the way you want...
  2. DIY Screens
    Need to buy paint to get started on my wall, not sure what to get. For color, deciding between SW 6260 Unique Gray and SW 7071 Gray Screen. Not sure if I should go with Duration Matte, or ProClassic Satin. Ive seen both be recommended, for white anyway. Will be using Kilz 2 primer, based off...
  3. DIY Screens
    I've been having fun with an Aaxa P300 for a few months now, but most of that has been outdoors or simply finding a suitable wall/ceiling inside. Now I've gotten to a point where I'd like to fix up a fairly dedicated "theater" room. The P300 is a three LED DLP business projector rated at a slim...
  4. DIY Screens
    Hello everyone! This is my first post and I want to thank the people here who provide such complete and thorough information so that newbies like me can create a nice screen. That having been said, I have been lurking for the past few weeks on this and another site to figure out how I wanted...
  5. General Screen Discussion
    I am about done piecing together HT, and would like any input on getting either gray or white screen for the BenQ W7000 DLP projector. I'll be using 106" screen, and primary seating will be at around 14'. Here are the other variables: *Dark gray matte paint on projector wall (Sherwin-Williams...
  6. Home Theater Receivers | Processors | Amps
    Hello, I come from Asia. I plan to buy 1 RGPC 400 pro. In our country, It cost about $600. Who can tell me how much is it in USA? Thank you very much.
  7. DIY Screens
    This may have been covered here before....but can the light gray sintra be used by itself as a screen? Didn't know if it was nuetral enough or matte enough.
  8. DIY Screens
    Ok, I want to try a neutral gray. After reading through tons of pages here and elsewhere, was wondering if I could get a reccomendation. Basically, I'm after the darkest and flattest sheen I can get away with. I'm using a 2500 lumen pj, and have a 96" sintra screen. I noticed that "Veil" was...
  9. General Screen Discussion
    In researching budget acoustically transparent screens for my upcoming theatre, I've come across Accuscreens. Their high contrast gray screens are available from Cos!co for about the same as I was expecting to DIY a finished product. These screens don't have a black backing, so to prevent...
  10. DIY Screens
    Tint Codes The credit to this goes to tiddler and Harpmaker. Some of these colors can be had by using "Glidden Master Palette" in the paint database at Lowe's. Tint Code ... "Color Name" [Munsell Value] - RGB - CIELab 00NN 05/000 . . . "Dark Secret" (black) [N2.3] 00NN 07/000 . . . "Deep...
  11. DIY Screens
    I thought this forum could use a DIY thread, so here goes. Komatex 6mm Sherwin Williams Unique Gray 48"x82" (~90" 16:9 screen) Couple questions. 1) Which side of the komatex should I paint on? 2) Do I need two coats? If yes, how long do I need to wait before painting the second coat? I'll...
  12. DIY Screens
    Yesterday, I finally got a chance try out a simple but hopefully effective mix. I have a Benq W6000, which is famous for its stunning brightness. I've been using a matte-white roller screen, which was replaced by a sheet of white curtain block-Out material (BOC) as a temporary solution when I...
  13. DIY Screens
    I recently got my first projector (Epson 705HD). I originally used my bedroom wall as a screen but I noticed the colors were slightly off. The paint on my walls is an off white color called Frost (Kelly Moore). So I started reading threads here at the Shack and learned how a neutral gray...
  14. DIY Screens
    I don't know much about mixing paints. That being said here is my question: Why can't you just go to a paint store and tell them "I want a neutral gray with a RGB value of 185, 185, 185" ? I use 185 as a reference because I believe that is the value of my photography gray card used for white...
  15. Classifieds - Video Displays and Projectors
    I have a draper 110" gray screen. It is a pull down screen but is to big for the house i am in now. Here is the craigslist ad i put up but shacksters get first dibbs. Feel free to call the # is on the ad. I will ship it but would rather have it for pick-up. I live in martinez ca. I will ship it...
  16. General Screen Discussion
    Just a quick question. Which is better in a room with somewhat poor light control ... a gray screen with 1.0 gain (Elite CineGray) or a high gain white screen with 1.8 gain (Elite PowerGain)? Btw, my projector is a Mitsubishi HC1500 and the screen size I'm thinking of going with is 106"...
  17. Home Theater Receivers | Processors | Amps
    Hi Guys, I just got a new Onkyo receiver and switched from component video to HDMI. I have been using HDMI for my xbox though but not a lot, don't play games all that much. Here is my problem: While watching TV or DVD, maybe once or twice in a few hours the TV screen will go black, or lately...
  18. DIY Screens
    After looking at a lot of screen shots and my own screen, I've been wondering if a dark gray border might work better than a nearly black one. It seems to me that the border is supposed to be your "black reference" and if it is blacker than anything on your screen, your brain will say that your...
  19. General Screen Discussion
    I read here about the N9 neutral gray "Winter Mist from True Value. Is that the most neutral N9 gray? I'm trying to find one from Behr or Glidden. Thanks.
  20. DIY Screen Development and Testing
    Index PFG Introduction and Initial Performance Shots (Posts 1-4) Theory and Further Testing and Discussion This is a new gray made from Kilz2 and Aluminum. I say 'pigment free' because other than the pigments in Kilz2 no conventional paint tint pigments were used. For now We'll shorten it to...
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