Originally Posted by mostau
Now that I've had a week or two with the screen I thought I would fill out your Silver Fire Roll Call Survey, but first I have a couple questions and did not want use up real estate on that thread to ask these questions...
I don't know what Speckles and Sparklies are. Could you clarify?
When a Silver Based reflective material is suspended in a lighter than or darker than base, there must be as smooth and even a balance of reflectivity and base color or under certain conditions (...a panned Light Sky or light splid color area...) you can see the less reflective area as a "speckle".
Same reason / answer as for speckles, only the visible area comes across as being a "Glittery" effect. Mostly, this effect is tied to the angle in which the projected light strikes the reflective particles on the screen as relates to the angle one views that light.
I do have some hot spotting but I am sitting far closer to the screen than most would. About 16' from a 147" screen.
When I stand back in the kitchen or the back of the room they are barely visible. From the 16' position or from the 24' position. How would you like me to report the data.
Hot Spotting refers to lighter colored areas appearing to have a glare, from slight to excessive, that washes out detail at worst, or simply seems "too bright" in relation to darker content. This is often confused with "Reflective Uniformity" pf a Screen, where the center of the image is noticeably brighter than the edges.
So how do I want you to describe what you see? Well gee, if this was a Court of Law, and you were a witness for the defense (SF), that would be obvious. One does not ask such a witness to say anything that might send him "Up the River". But SF isn't on trial....it's being asked to be honestly evaluated by the end users. Ya gotta call it as ya see it, Bro.
(BTW, your check is in the mail...
Thanks for all the help and advice. Everyone loves the screen and was truly impressed that "I" could do such a great job. Obviously "I" could not have done it without you!
Your welcome, ya know that. You took to advice like a hungry Horse to a full trough, and didn't start buckin' when you saw a different feed than you expected to have to eat. So now....., We ride.
Oh...a big BTW. Give the Screen a little extra time to cure before you pass final judgment as to any hot spotting. That effect decreases proportionately to the time the paint has to cure. After 1 month...it's about 95% to where it will be for the duration.