Originally Posted by Aubs84
Would black out cloth work better than using the paint previously discussed in this thread?
Silver Screen can never be "correct" in how it provides a screen surface....color correct-wise. Bur "similar" shades of more neutral Grays can get the ball rolling. But...AA or any Gray is not a valid comparison...with their being "Gray painted surfaces"...not coated White Cloth. And "Gray" surfaces do things differently to a projected image, things they are intending to do. Black Out Cloth can do on;y one thing in common with any correctly painted surface....reflect an image. But it's not going to do so as effectively as even Silver Screen.
So would a Raw BOC Screen do as good or better a job than a "Color Corrected" Silver Screen?
Not a chance in the World. The ONLY possible advantage it has is that you don't have to paint anything. But then....you don't get much of anything anyway.
To be fair, for those opting for a pure BOC Screen, done right...stretched taunt...and hit with an exceptional image, it could be, would be...and is something wholly unexpected coming from...as it does...Light Blocking Material for Windows. But it falls short in many ways I'll not delve into here. Better, more luminous Projectors, better signal sources and content...all can make Raw BOC look better than it ever has....but where's the fun in knowing that it's still is working against providing the best image possible?
Painted upon, it can become something magical. There is the point to be made though that unless you "MUST" use BOC Material to construct a out-sized Screen ( 125" diagonal -up), there are many "more suitable" materials that can be considered....and a few of them need no painting. Imagine that?????