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Old Dec 07, 2009, 03:00 PM
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I used BOC for the screen and velvateen wrapped base board for the boarder. My projector is around 14' from the screen. The Mitsu HC3000 is still on the original bulb. My kids probably have about 5 times more screen time than I do, and all of that is on the XBOX360. I have black out blinds behind the curtains and they still let a little bit of light leak through around the edges. If I put some BOC behind the curtains it would cut the daytime light in the room down to almost nothing as those are north facing windows so they don't get direct sunlight.

Most people see projector and think $$$$$, but you can get a 720P HD projector for under $1k. I spent $2k for my projector new back in 2007, and another $1.8k for speakers and receiver. The couch I got at a store that sold blemished showroom furniture and the front seats are from Ikea. I made the speaker stands, console stand, and the riser for the couch from Home Depot wood. It took about 3 months of weekends to build, but was worth every penny. I have not done a professional calibration, but I did buy a calibration DVD and did it my self.
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