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    Pictures of my curved screen setup

    I've had a few requests for photo's of my curved screen, so here they are.

    I didn't want to construct a 'proper' curved screen straight away, as I was unsure on size, curvature, etc. etc. So I decided to make a kind of mock-up, quick and cheap (around 15GBP and 2 hours). It turned out better than I expected...




    Sol7 after a quick correction





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    Re: Pictures of my curved screen setup

    Seen your pics in the Gallery.... WOW nice, love to be in the center of that

    Nice Sean, thanks for the pics.

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    Re: Pictures of my curved screen setup

    Thats cool sean, can i ask you if you know if sol7 can work with 2 screens and a dualhead 2go as thats the route i have gone, for financial and space reasons, but looking at the curve you have created i would love to try it out with 2 beamers to see if its better than the straight screen i have at the moment. What a result for 15 quid, Im using the missus best table cloth lol

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    Re: Pictures of my curved screen setup

    Thanks Matt & Steve.

    Steve, Sol7 definately works with the dual head (it also works with a single projector).

    I am helping a local sim builder set up a dual head system in a single garage (about 8ft wide). Sounds like it may be similar to what you want to do. I'll keep you informed of our progress.

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    Re: Pictures of my curved screen setup

    Hi Sean,
    That's awesome. Is that rear projection and what is the height of the image itself? Thanks!

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    Re: Pictures of my curved screen setup

    Waauw!!!

    Sean this is even better than i thought! it looks superb!
    didnt think that the resolution used would give an image like this.

    i will keep you informed about the project, hmmm... you did tackle my urge to go on a holiday with these pictures


    Wil.

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    Re: Pictures of my curved screen setup

    Hi

    What is the width of the room ??

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    Re: Pictures of my curved screen setup

    Its forward projection, you can see one of the projectors bottom right (near the beer can!).

    I plan to flip the projectors over and hang them from the ceiling, so the image will end up nearer the ceiling rather the floor, by the same proportions as those in the photographs.

    Here are the dimensions as per the photos:

    Height of image = 1650mm or 65"

    Width of each image = 2600mm or 102" (x3 = 7800mm or 306")

    Projector throw = 2440mm or 96" (Acer X1230S Short Throw)

    Height of room = 2500mm or 98.5"

    Width of room = 5700mm or 224.5"

    Gap at bottom of image = 190mm or 7.5"

    Gap at top of image = 660mm or 26"

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    Re: Pictures of my curved screen setup

    Looks great. Pretty much identical to my setup. I just bent plastic trim and tacked it to the walls and ceiling and put up raw canvas dropcloth for mine. Dirt cheap and it works great while dialing in everything.



    I've been running mine since around November. I'm using Optoma EX525ST short throw projectors. The pic above is a bit dated. In that pic I'd yet to ceiling mount the projectors or trim the screen and tighten up the slack in the screen.

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    Re: Pictures of my curved screen setup

    hello capt. nixon.......
    i'm totally 'bombed out'. this is amazing! it's just not fair, you dont have to compete with the bride's car for space
    i would be VERY INTERESTED in how you get on with your buddy and the 8' width because (as you know) i am
    governed by a width constraint. keep us posted please.
    thanks for making me insanely jealous
    have a great week sean.... regards .... ian
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