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1  Backyard Theater discussions / General discussion / Re: [POLL] How much $$ have you invested in your Backyard Theater? (read post first) on: July 11, 2006, 05:51:41 pm
hi guys. ive spent the following, with my main goal it being as cheap as possible:

$860 - Dell MP projector bought directy from them new (1400 or so lumens)
$120 - Mobile Black Box FM Transmitter (a 150' range, so far no probs either)
$320 - Tarp and Fittings kit from Creative Shelters (it was 75 bucks to ship to ontario)
$250 - 1"  pipe bought from a local used/demolition yard
and finally....
$300 or so for the first 2 home made attempts for a screen that turned into sails, landing in the neighbours yards.... so it can be an expensive disorder (lol).
but....
to see your 3 yr olds face watching a 9' tall blues clues dvd....priceless.
2  Backyard Theater discussions / General discussion / Re: Thanks guys on: July 02, 2006, 11:46:09 pm
The screen was two king size sheets Heat bonded together and attached to the back wall of the garage.  It worked well except that it  let to much of the pj light through it.  I had orginally bought a cloth tarp from Home Depot.  It turned out to be more like paper then cloth and was lined with plastic. We tried to get the wrickles out of it but were unsuccessful.  The second problem, there was a large seam down the middle.  I am thinking of hanging it behind the bed sheets, plastic side out, to take advantage of the plastic's reflective nature. Any ideas/comments?

As for pictures, we did not take any.  The whole thing came together somewhat last minute but I will post some after our next viewing.

hi, first time posting so sorry if its not in the right area... 2 things ive tried so far that are reasonable are 1. tyvek black and white plastic, its got a good reflective surface to it, the wrinkles are minimal and if you can spray adhesive it to a piece of plywood it works nice. and its about a buck a foot and 10' wide. 2. just simply 2 pieces of styro foam sheets (4X8) and taped in the back together.
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