Originally Posted by dsl1
What sort of difference can I expect to see between the SF2 and a Spandex screen (white over silver, silver over white) at the same screen size?
At any chosen screen size SFv2.5 2.0
would provide better Black levels at a much higher gain level (1.2 vs .90 / 1.0 ) than either Spandex choice.
Also, ambient light performance would be far better. When screen size drops, SF performance increases proportionately at a greater rate than would Spandex, however the performance gains Spandex achieves when used at smaller sizes with lower lumen PJs would also make it fall well into a much more acceptable range.
The primary advantaged inherent in Spandex are:
1. No painting
2.Lightweight and easily stretched upon a Frame
3. Acoustically transparent if Speaker placement behind screen is desired. Testing has shown Spandex to be equal or superior to far more expensive and difficult to install Mfg AT material or Mfg AT Screens
The latter two points in No#3 are perhaps the singular most important aspects of Spandex use considered by those who need acoustically transparent screens