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Topic: Laminate or waterproof bathroom wallboard as a screen
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I have read some posts here that suggest using a waterproof white plastic wallboard for a screen. I went to home depot today and they carry 8x4 sheets that are pure white and have a shiny finish. I also noticed next to them 8x4 sheets of laminate that are also white but have a slight texture to them (very sutle).
For good image projection is a dull or shiny white surface better?

Can either one of these poducts produce a good image?
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You want a dull or flat finish. What you're talking about sounds like a Parkland Plastics panel. It's a very popular DIY screen. There's a lot of info at Avsforum about it.
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What works better? A shiny screen that reflects more light or a dull screen that absorbs more light?
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Didregard my last post. Misread it.

So the laminate makes more sense as it is a dull finish. I guess absorbing light is the key rather then reflecting it.
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Here you go below with ALL the answers to any questions you may have now or in the future:

http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?t=708240

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