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Hello.

 

I just replaced my triple monitor set up with a: 

 

BenQ HT2150ST DLP 1080P(1920 x 1080) 15000:1 Contrast Ratio Wireless 3D Gaming DLP Projector.

 

Right now just testing with a stretched sheet and diagonal around 80"

 

I have 2 questions. I am toying with the idea of getting  a 4 X 8 piece of  MDF and painting Satin white.

There is also a great tutorial online about using the rings on a used outside trampoline for a curved screen.

 

Anyone have comments for either of these options? Curved or flat ? MDF or stretched blackout fabric on board ?

 

Best seating distance from the screen ?

 

 

Many thanks & happy holidays !

 

 

 

 

 

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It seems to me you're losing 3840 pixels in the Horiz by going to that projector. If you really wanted to project things then perhaps three short throw projectors with stitching software to give you 5760 pixels In the horizontal, would be a better bet.

 

But that's just me.

 

I'll be interested to see how you fare

 

Regards,

Chas

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This is my experience flying P3D on a 135" projector screen:

 

http://www.avsim.com/topic/498682-p3d-on-a-big-projector-screen-fantastic/

 

It's great. I worried a lot about lack for 4K resolution on a large screen but was surprised to find that lack of resolution by 1080p is somehow totally compensated by the sheer physical size of the screen. I also fly on a 65" 4K TV so I know how good a 4K is. 

 

I'm curious to hear how OP likes HT2150ST. Mostly, is it bright enough for a big screen >120". If it does I strongly suggest OP just to try a biggest screen you can possibly install at home. Mine is like $300 from Amazon. Takes some pain to assemble and hang, but not expensive.

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If you go to curved, you have to start working with warping software if you want to keep the image from stretching towards the edges (unless your projector has something built in for that).

You could have a look at some of what Tomas has been doing here http://simpit.co.nz to get some ideas.

 

I project onto a flat 100" screen, but have a 24" monitor in front of me for a sharp close up of the instrument panel, which works well for me.

As your projector is 3D, you could also project 3D if you don't go down the warping software route. Software that will do this is here http://library.avsim.net/download.php?DLID=197460   It will also save and recall panel closeups if you go to projector + monitor setup.

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