Originally Posted by chambers1517
Is brighter always going to look better? I mean my projector is bright. The improved brightness over my previous projector was a plus, then I went to a Hi Power screen and thought it was an improvement and last I bought a lens since I have a scope screen and once again liked the brightness improvement. No doubt my image is bright but it looks incredible. I wonder if dimming it with a different screen would seem to be a step back.
It's easy enough to make a 1/2 size example using a 4' x 4' piece of Thrifty White Hardboard painted with the suggested Formula.
Or you could take PB's advice at it's word and "just do it".
The whole thing revolves around what Screen actually balances out the attributes of + gain against the well known negatives. If your situation allows for absolving the negative aspects of a High Power, and you simply want/demand a "Torch" of a Screen, well yes, the much more expensive Mfg Screens can offer you that. It would seem that with your comments about how much you do like the HP, it is perhaps a moot issue.
However....that isn't always the case. People can change their minds, or take a chance for the sheer pleasure of "what may come..." Especially if the "Chance" doesn't involve spending any large sums of cash. So if you want a blending of attributes, without losing much if any desirable traits or gaining undesirable ones, and get it all at 1/4 or less the cost, and most importantly...the satisfaction of having "Done It Yourself", then that should be your intent, and the purpose of your posts. This is...after all, "The DIY Screen Forum".
Everything else is simply "Tit-for-Tat" between advocates of the DIY / Mfg Screen camps, with nothing getting accomplished but speculation or dismissal. The entire reason for the DIY Screen Forum is to separate the two warring factions so that peace and prosperity can reign supreme amongst all who frequent these hallowed Forums on either side of the Screen Universe.