Projector screen types - how bad would a well-prepped wall be for a screen?

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I'm building a projector-based theater and think I'm going to try to make
the screen be a framed section of the room's back wall.  It will be
carefully prepped, painted with the special screen paint, framed, etc. but I
wonder...  how much better would the picture be if I just went with a decent
"real" screen?

Opinions?  Anyone try this and do a comparison?  I'm thinking it may turn
out pretty decent as long as the wall is nice and flat and I use a good
"screen paint" on it.





Re: Projector screen types - how bad would a well-prepped wall be for a screen?



> I'm building a projector-based theater and think I'm going to try to
> make the screen be a framed section of the room's back wall.  It will
> be carefully prepped, painted with the special screen paint, framed,
> etc. but I wonder...  how much better would the picture be if I just
> went with a decent "real" screen?
>
> Opinions?  Anyone try this and do a comparison?  I'm thinking it may
> turn out pretty decent as long as the wall is nice and flat and I use
> a good "screen paint" on it.

I have done this and it actually compares favorably to several screens
I've tried.  Obviously you don't have to worry about whether or not the
surface is flat :-).

Even with 1.0 gain screens from Draper and DaLite I had some problems.  
The Draper had some shine, and I could see reflections of my projector's
CRT guns.  The DaLite had some shiny unevenness too.  I've gone back to
using the wall.  2 coats of primer, 3 coats of Sherwin Williams eggshell
white.


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