Originally Posted by Jeremiahm
Why not the maxmudd-retro for the HD65 in this scenario?
While the RS-MaxxMudd Retro is a great formula, when used for a smaller screen being shot at by a Beamer like the HD65, the extra amount of Silver metallic would almost assuredly produce excessive "spark-lies" and possibly more noticeable graininess.
More importantly, the darker shade of Gray inherent in SF v.2 3.0 will serve to enhance the HD65's contrast while maintaining a higher gain. Even the Retro with the additional SM isn't nearly as dark a Gray as SF 3.0
Also, not to hijack this thread, but would either mix be better on a 98" diagonal TWH or a 110" BOC screen painted? At the the same projector throw distance and seating distance?
In truth, any variation of Silver Fire that matches the Shade of a RS-MaxxMudd will produce better overall results. The creation & introduction of Silver Fire stemmed from the premise and properties of RS-MaxxMudd, and resulted in improvements on every count. Someone might choose RS-MaxxMudd solely on the weight of not wanting to collect and mix the SF Colorant, still knowing that essentially, RS-MaxxMudd IS
virtually the same mix as Silver Fire...but without the Colorant. But much of that reasoning has gone out the proverbial window now that SF v.2 has been released for General Consumption. The far more readily available Liquitex Basic paints make acquiring the needed components too easy for even the most dullard and lazy of us DIY'ers to feel put upon.