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After lurking for a while, I finally replaced my 2:35:1 150" Wilson art laminate DIY screen with milliskin white over milliskin black spandex. I am very happy with the results. My theater is dark and complete light controlled. Projecting from panny 7000 at a throw of 19'.

Spandex material : $90
Shipping cost :$14
Total : $104
I pretty much reused my previous screen frame.
It should be brought to notice that with the Panny 7000u shooting onto a 150" diagonal 2.39:1 screen that is approx. 0.7 gain, that it (...the screen...) is developing only / at best 6 foot lambert.

While to many PJ advocates that figure would seem unacceptably low, three factors help it be reasonably effective.

  • suresh6877 stated his room is completely light controlled
  • The Panny's lumen output and exceptional contrast highlights the difference between the darkest and lightest image components.
  • The contrast enhancement afforded by the Black Spandex backing, combined with the reflectivity of the White Spandex also helps


However above all else, the complete and total Light Control is the most governing factor.

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Spandex material : $90
Shipping cost :$14
Total : $104
I pretty much reused my previous screen frame.
Thanks. I have a carada screen that I can't sell. Might use the frame to make it into 2.35
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I agree with MM. The contrast is much better than my previous screen. The blacks are much better too. The soundstage is much much better with the AT screen.

@tractng - yes, better to reuse the frame. Give it a shot. You might like it too, just like I did. Keep us posted
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Any specific "SILVER" color? Brand? ect?
You should get about 1.3 gain as compared to under 1.0 with spandex alone. Hope that helps.

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What is the up to date formula for S-I-L-V-E-R. Which paints do we have to buy??


1 Gallon Behr Faux Glaze
8 Oz Liquitex Basics Silver Metallic (Jar preferred)
http://www.amazon.com/Liquitex-Basics-Acrylics-Colors-silver/dp/B002643NXY
16 oz distilled water (to start)

Mix into 2 gallon Bucket w/Lid
Use the Squirrel Cage Mixer (best price... and Free "A-Prime" delivery)
http://www.amazon.com/Homax-69011-1-Gallon-PolyPro-Galvanized/dp/B000ELORFE
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Any specific "SILVER" color? Brand? ect?


You should get about 1.3 gain as compared to under 1.0 with spandex alone. Hope that helps.
Laidback...in case any clarification is needed, Debonaire is referring to S-I-L-V-E-R, a specific paint formula as outlined below. No usable Spandex application has anything remotely close to 1.3 gain.


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What is the up to date formula for S-I-L-V-E-R. Which paints do we have to buy??


1 Gallon Behr Faux Glaze
8 Oz Liquitex Basics Silver Metallic (Jar preferred)
http://www.amazon.com/Liquitex-Basics-Acrylics-Colors-silver/dp/B002643NXY
16 oz distilled water (to start)

Mix into 2 gallon Bucket w/Lid
Use the Squirrel Cage Mixer (best price... and Free "A-Prime" delivery)
http://www.amazon.com/Homax-69011-1-Gallon-PolyPro-Galvanized/dp/B000ELORFE
Using the Liqutex brand results in a lighter S-I-L-V-E-R with less metallic effect. For maximum results use Rustoleum Sterling Silver

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