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5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect for DIY projection screen, January 19, 2013
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This review is from: Carl's Blackout Cloth, DIY Projector Screen, Raw Material/Fabric, 66x110-inch, Matte White, 16:9/1.0 (Electronics)
- The material is 110" wide by 66" tall.
- It really is blackout material - meaning no light passes through it.

I'm very happy with the material, it's a massive improvement over the bare white wall I was projecting on.

The 0.9 to 1.0 Gain basically means its reflectivity is neutral, not too shiny and doesn't absorb light. This is a good thing when it comes to home theaters. Basically, the the higher the gain, the narrower the viewing angle (from center). Also, the higher you go in gain, the more likely you are to get brightness hot spots and issues with red, green, blue reflecting differently.

Really the only time you want a material with gain more than 1.0 to 1.3 is when projecting in well lit areas like conference rooms. I project in a fairly dark area that only has LED lights for ambient lighting so this material's gain is perfect. By the way, LED lights are low radiation light sources meaning they wont wash out a projected image nearly as much as fluorescent or incandescent lights.

When it arrived, it was folded down in to about a 1' x 1' square with wrinkle lines. The wrinkles were not a problem for me because of how I mounted the screen. I stretched and tacked it flush to a wall, used floor-board trim (painted black matte/blackout) to frame it over top of the material, and trimmed off excess material that stuck out from the outer edges of the trim.

Here's how I did it so that there were no wrinkles.
I used thumb tacks to anchor it to my wall at only the 4 corners, stretching it fairly taut. Leaving it anchored at the 4 corners, I started from the top left pulling 6" of cloth tight horizontally and tacking it down. Then I pulled 6" down the left side vertically tight and tacked it down. Then back to the top pulling 6" tight horizontally, tack, then down, then tack, repeat... Once you get across the top and down the left side, repeat the process but starting from top right moving down vertically and bottom left moving right horizontally. Basically you start from the top left corner and pull taut to the bottom right corner.
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Initial post: Jan 4, 2015 2:51:07 PM PST
mr. zif001 says:
would you think the wrinkles would come out after just hanging down from a ceiling?

allen

Posted on Mar 22, 2016 12:49:32 AM PDT
Mike says:
I checked - it is roughly $12 more with standard shipping to have it sent rolled. Thanks for helping me decide on that.
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