Do-It-Yourself Rear Projection Theater
It kind of makes sense. If a rear projection TV works by reflecting an image onto a fixed screen, why can't you put any size screen in front of it?
It happened to one man. He had a 50" Sony rear projection set. Shortly after buying it, it just didn't seem big enough. So, this enterprising do-it-yourself-er took it upon himself to create a huge home theater, right in his basement. For the cost of a rear projection screen ($350 from HTDepot) and some basic wood, hardware, and velvet (come on, what theater is complete without velvet curtains?) he had a stunning theater, that he could probably have made as big as possible.
How did he do it?
For complete details, check him out here.
Now, we don't recommend everyone go and rip open your televisions, but if you were just gonna toss it for a bigger size, why not give this a shot. Let us know how it turns out. -Leslie Shapiro