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  1. #1
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    Default Projection Screen Material Options

    1) What material works well as a projection screen for a cheap price?
    2) What screen works best if price is no object?

    The application is setting up a projector inside the house, pointed at a window with a screen in front of it, to display an image thru the window to people outside the house.

    thanks in advance
    Ross

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    A white bed sheet or white vinyl shower curtain liner has always worked for me.

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    A "Frosted" shower curtain or shower curtain liner works, as does plastic sheeting from Home Depot.

    As someone who bought actual rear projection material for an effect I added to my display this year, I feel like a total idiot for buying it, since it's not much different from a shower curtain that I could've bought for less than $10 (the material cost me about $150 on ebay, so I couldn't return it).

    Here's a link I found yesterday about how to create a cheap rear projection screen using plastic sheeting from the hardware store: http://backyardtheater.com/forums/in...pic,222.0.html
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    http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_no...PER+SOFT+PEVA+
    i use these in my garage door opening. I tape 2 of them together with clear packing tape and use bungee cords to attach it to a pvc frame. I hang it from 2 eyebolts that i screw into the bottom of the garage door. you can use tacks to attach it to your window.
    btw i project the videos from the backside and flip the image.

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    wax paper on the back of the window glass also works. Most any material that is translucent, such as shower liners as mentioned.

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    I just used a thin, white sheet last year. Looked good.
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    Frosted is not recommended, too much hotspotting. Plain white works. Another one that I haven't tested but would probably work is the white plastic tablecloth material you can get just about anywhere.

    Victor

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    I've been using dollar store white shower curtains & they work great for my rear projections - cost efficient & works great for a buck !! A black scrim cloth in front of white shower curtain helps in daylite / dust time.....
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    Where is a good CHEAP place to get scrim cloth? Preferably online? Thanks in advance!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dminor View Post
    A "Frosted" shower curtain or shower curtain liner works, as does plastic sheeting from Home Depot.
    As someone who bought actual rear projection material for an effect I added to my display this year, I feel like a total idiot for buying it, since it's not much different from a shower curtain that I could've bought for less than $10 (the material cost me about $150 on ebay, so I couldn't return it).
    Dminor, thanks for sharing your experiences with "official" rear screen projection material. I'd wondered about that, because Dollar Tree shower curtain liners were working well for my particular needs.This will save me a lot of money. Thought if I bought the "real" stuff that it might significantly boost the output/brightness of my cheaper projectors (the Wonderwalls). Doesn't sound like it would.

 

 
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