AVS Club Gold
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: Byhalia, Mississippi. Waaaay down in the Bottoms
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Your problem is that you expect Users to be able to measure their examples. They cannot. The tests are then only guidelines to consider, not actual depictions of use in real life. Those prices for Test gear you mention are EXACTLY why people do not take measurements themselves, And as for those who do, the conclusions they draw from them can be skewered by the very approach they take, and in no way can be definitive. They are just more to consider when trying to determine what will work...or not.
It is far more definitive to read of many satisfied End User experiences than to have someone quibble and exclaim how little one's opinions matter when compared to tests. And by far and away, many End Users experience decry to stated test results, so when that happens, what comes next? It always seems that the End user is accused of not really knowing what he's seeing. That is the real issue in depending on "Tests" to govern choices that are needed to be made in actual experience.
And yes...I do in fact have enough practical experience over 10 years to make judgements out of hand. Many who felt the need to go down the "Testing" route simply had to, or did so initially to give their "opinions' more weight in their drive to be purely confrontational. I specifically recall how a few of the folks you hold in such high esteem used to rant and rail about how unfair it was for me to have such an advantage in being able to make up full sized examples "all the time" and claim that having such an advantage should disqualify me from helping others on this Forum. Why, some even had to go to School to even get to where they could effectively do anything. Perfectly understandable, but also quite telling. You yourself posted recently about how "I" post about my only offering a few select applications to consider, about my being willing to sell paint to members, or go to them to make screens for them. Why did you feel compelled to do that? Where do you find that justification in posting such? Where are your examples of such? Or are you simply repeating the things you've read so often elsewhere. Mostly just to try to nail down a point you wish to make, just like those who bright forth the idea that oif you don't publish a through round of tests on a specific application, it doesn't deserve to even be considered worthwhile.
So since you have not opted to spend that money, nor do / make up all those tests you clamor for, why not stop trying to be confrontational and offer actual advice that is measured and helpful and based on what you actually have experienced, not just parrot the "party Line" you've read elsewhere.
As far as the White over Gray spandex, yes...I already know it is a dimmer application that virtually any White Paint, and it did not / does not take a meter to prove such. It is plainly apparent to both the eyes and the Camera.
To quote James T. Kirk;
"I'm laughing at the superior intellect"