Originally Posted by Blasst
But will it perform better than Wilsonart laminate?
Time for a shootout.
I'm pretty darn sure PB is mentioning it as a "To be Painted Upon" material. Frankly, no "White" is either a better performing surface than a advanced Painted surface, no can it ever remotely be considered as appropriate but for very limited viewing parameters.
I now state, and maintain strongly that WA-DW is not, nor ever has been anything but a "seemingly" convenient white surface that has always held some pretty "inconvenient" considerations. Yes...it's a good surface for totally dark rooms and High contrast PJ shooting onto it under those conditions. But basically...that's it.
Also, it's brittle.....and it's surface does not hold up well under any cleaning that is any way aggressive out of necessity.
It requires a Frame that must be meticulously built, and that usually winds up costing almost as much as the WA-DW itself. That also tends to make it heavier than is necessary.
Many stalwart CRT owners, those who use WA-DW as a viable alternative to a Stewart ST120, do swear by it....justifiably so...however you won't find many such folks viewing anything except under ideal conditions. CRT owners treasure their Black levels, and will not abide having them wash out.
Turn out that LIGHT!
Close that Door, PLEASE!!!
Back to the question at hand...if the new material is not glossy enough to hot spot, and a screen size is desired at/under 100" diagonal, the new material just might make using "as is" WA-DW into a wholly diminutive "has been" idea.
But unless it (...the Menards material...) can be special ordered in much larger sizes, and if Sintra cannot be found and acquired, then yessir, WA-DW can be an excellent choice.
If.....you paint something worthy on it.
Blasst, be assured I'm not even
pickin' at your post...it's just that with my years of Screen Making experience under my belt, I simply cannot even consider using anything that presents more issues, potential or actual, than the performance and ease of application it offers.
Makes no sense to me at all.
I realize and understand the gist and intent behind your post, and it's benign intentions, it's just I saw an opportunity to "sez it like it outta be said..." that's all. That's me.