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Old 04-27-2015, 09:05 PM   #1
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Default Extreme Budget outdoor screen help.

I have a benq MX511 & a proper pulldown 120" screen in my basement. I used to take it down and set it up outside when the space was there. the space is no longer there, so I'm looking for something dirt-cheap and collapsible to use outside.

it doesn't have to wow a crowd, just for night time viewing with family and friends.

I'm looking at matte white sign board (you know the kind that appear when elections are called). its about $25 for a 4'x6' piece.

my other option is blackout material. that would take some imagination to make it collapsible.

does any one have any experience they can share?
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Old 04-27-2015, 11:11 PM   #2
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How dirt cheap are we talking? I am going to do the outdoor thing this year for the first time. I went with a 120" from visualapex.com it has a collapsible aluminum frame it all folds up into a bag. pretty sweet, haven't used it yet since it's barely warm in northern IL. & I'm working on putting together the audio side of the setup.

179.00 for 100" 199 for 200.00.

http://www.visualapex.com/Projector-...175&Category=4

Cheaper than that there are some heavy plastic panels you can get from menards lowes home depot. I can't think of the name right off the top of my head but I believe its used for bathroom/shower walls. ~20-40 a 4x8 sheet.
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I was looking to spend about $50.

Went through some sites and my local hardware store. found that the Styrofoam sheets they use are fairly cheap for a large piece, and a guy said he applied 3 coats of behr silver screen paint to one side and it worked beautifully.

I actually ran into some good luck. a friend works at a place that makes blinds, so he got me an extra roll of the blackout stuff and mounting brackets. its 76" across so I've got about 88" diagonal 16:9 and 96" 4:3 for when I'm playing PS3 outside.

it fit perfect in the space I had and the throw distance. and I didn't have to put out a cent =)
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I would suggest a large frosted shower curtain, 10872 some black duct tape, some grommets and some bungee cables. I did it and used the bungee to wrap around the posts on my patio and bam, house backyard screen. I think I spent less $30

https://instagram.com/p/uDyRjBBapM/

Here's a poor picture of how it looks. I hope to be hosting a few movie nights this summer once I get a new projector.
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does light bleed through a lot? or are you doing a rear projection setup?
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does light bleed through a lot? or are you doing a rear projection setup?
Sorry I forgot to specify, I am doing a rear projection setup.
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wish I had the space for that. it'd make setup and space a lot easier to organize.
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wish I had the space for that. it'd make setup and space a lot easier to organize.
Instead of a frosted curtain you could try a white curtain and see how it looks with front projection. Just go to your dollar store and pick up a shower curtain to test with and if it works, order a big one.
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