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PostPosted: 08 Apr 2013, 16:00 

Joined: 15 Mar 2013, 16:57
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Hello all,

I have an IT Company that mostly supports Architects, Engineers, and Builders. We often do multiple monitor workstations, and have been asked by a builder to create a multi-projector gaming room in the basement of a house for a Parade of Homes. We are newbies when it comes to gaming.

We are familiar with Eyefinity setups, and already built the computer (XFX 7950, i7, SSD, 16 GB, etc.) and have it hooked up to three 46" LED Monitors in our conference room (see link below - sorry but I couldn't figure out how to upload photos). The plan is to use this computer, build out a 2 or 3 projector setup on a 7' or 8' high curved screen. We can do pretty much anything we want in the space (it's about 17' square unfinished, 9' ceiling), have access to the carpenters to frame out a curved wall if necessary.

Looking for advice on best way to create a curved screen - I'm thinking only a single curve because it would be pretty easy and not sure how to construct a double-curve that could be removed later. Getting a taller image is more important than something super-wide, which is where using 2 projectors came up. Also looking for recommendations on projectors, software for blending and color matching, and any advice on the things I have not thought about.

Thanks, and this looks like a great community.



PostPosted: 08 Apr 2013, 19:27 

Joined: 30 May 2011, 18:17
Posts: 62
Hi Dennis,

Sounds cool. I'm not sure what you mean about a double curve though? I think you sound like you can handle making the screen quite well.

As for software, try Nthusim, it has a free trial. But you may also want to look at Immersaview and Warpalizer. I think they're a fair amount cheaper, but depends on your requirements. You may want to consider going with Nvidia cards as you'll be able to do 3d too. It's alot harder with ATI AFAIK. Nvidia needs 3 PJ's to do the surround though, I don't think you can do it with 2.

You also need to consider what connections you're going to use. There's some restrictions, I don't think you can use 3 x DVI on one card. I may be wrong but it's worth considering.

Good luck!

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