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#262533 - 06/04/09 01:23 PM Re: Two Cents Wanted - AVR, PR, Screen [Re: Zimm]
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Registered: 05/08/06
Posts: 90
Loc: Utah
Planar, comes from the Runco and Vidikron family. Real nice projector.
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#262547 - 06/04/09 02:48 PM Re: Two Cents Wanted - AVR, PR, Screen [Re: Murph]
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Registered: 12/08/08
Posts: 1361
Loc: New Orleans
 Originally Posted By: Murph


If you are interested, here is an extremely informative thread (if you ignore his rant as he argues with a salesperson) that includes color and gain charts and very good directions on how to frame and mount it. Some photos of results too although I'm disappointed he used different scenes to display the different laminate colors.

Laminate Projector Screens

Very good thread. I had not thought of laminates a being such a good product for this, but it sounds interesting and very easy for me to try.

Many thanks.
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#262590 - 06/05/09 12:12 AM Re: Two Cents Wanted - AVR, PR, Screen [Re: Zimm]
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Registered: 10/05/06
Posts: 484
Loc: Maple Ridge, BC
Every time that I read about DIY screens I think of Goo, although I've not used it or seen the results first-hand.

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#262921 - 06/08/09 11:53 AM Re: Two Cents Wanted - AVR, PR, Screen [Re: Kruncher]
Zimm Offline
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Registered: 12/08/08
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Loc: New Orleans
I just have a series concern about the ability to get a perfectly flat finish. I you pay for a 1080p projector, I don't want my floating techniques to impair the image. I'm leaning towards the laminate for v.1.0.
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#264016 - 06/17/09 12:11 PM Re: Two Cents Wanted - AVR, PR, Screen [Re: Zimm]
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Registered: 12/08/08
Posts: 1361
Loc: New Orleans
Well, the Panny 3000 should be here today (according to UPS). I have held off on the 3808/4310 decision as I can't find any info on the 4310. I'll run the system in duct-tape mode to see how well the Panny scales the weak cable signal, and then decide if the older 3808 is good enough, or if I need the new Anchor Bay chip on the 4310.

I'll let you know how it looks - and yes I'll send pics.
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#264056 - 06/17/09 05:47 PM Re: Two Cents Wanted - AVR, PR, Screen [Re: Zimm]
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Registered: 05/14/09
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Loc: Vancouver
Let us know how the 3000 is, I am debating between this one and the Epson 6500UB

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#264249 - 06/20/09 04:46 PM Re: Two Cents Wanted - AVR, PR, Screen [Re: Potatohead]
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Registered: 12/08/08
Posts: 1361
Loc: New Orleans
It is not really fair to comment on the 3000 at this point, as I'm projecting it on a flat white wall with smudges, etc. But, that has convinced me I need a gray screen. The image is fantastic in total darkness, and from 15 feet can easily make a 120+ image (rough measure). But lights or light leakage really wash out the screen...I mean wall!.

Dark Knight looked great, but a little short of the pop from my 720p DLP RP set - again, on a wall. The only thing that did not look right was a baseball from 3r to first, that showed 3 balls as it traveled. Strange, since the Panny has a frame correction function. Still learning the tools so it might be fixable.

All in all, easy set up, good picture out the box, but not as bright as I hoped. Light control in progress and grey screen on the way. I'll check in when I get those done to give a more fair and accurate test. For daytime lit room viewing, better get a big RP or LCD screen.
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#264250 - 06/20/09 04:47 PM Re: Two Cents Wanted - AVR, PR, Screen [Re: Zimm]
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Registered: 12/08/08
Posts: 1361
Loc: New Orleans
 Originally Posted By: Zimm
I just have a series concern about the ability to get a perfectly flat finish. I you pay for a 1080p projector, I don't want my floating techniques to impair the image. I'm leaning towards the laminate for v.1.0.


For what it is worth, the sales guy at Projector People said the two are very close, but he likes the Panny better for image quality.
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#264378 - 06/22/09 11:28 PM Re: Two Cents Wanted - AVR, PR, Screen [Re: Zimm]
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Registered: 05/14/09
Posts: 670
Loc: Vancouver
The Panny seems to be a little cheaper and have a few more nice options, and I love most Panasonic product, I've owned bucketloads of it over the years with no issues. My buddy has last years Epson, the 1080UB, and that thing looks fantastic. I'll probably just go with whichever one is the best deal at the time.

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#264513 - 06/24/09 04:34 PM Re: Two Cents Wanted - AVR, PR, Screen [Re: Potatohead]
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Registered: 12/08/08
Posts: 1361
Loc: New Orleans
I'm still working off a white wall, so there is a limit to how good it can look, but still impressed. It is amazing to blow up an image to 120" and still get such clarity. I'll go smaller once I get a screen, but for LSU's run in the World Series the wall-size image has been great. Now I see why that Goo paint is so popular - so size limits.
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