You do not read my posts throughly, or take them out of context...or simply ignore some aspects to dwell on others.
The OP posted a "If" question....you replied with a "If" answer.
The OP made specific reference to SF & RS-MMudd. Asking for an opinion. I replied, and made NO mention at all about either of the aforementioned mixes. Nada. No did I "tout" the benefit of a Gray over White. You must have imagined it, yes?
In fact I made no mention at all on either subject until the 3rd post above this one.
As for shadow detail, you are so wrong you squeek like a hinge needing oil. Until you have the varied experience with many different screens with many different PJs, you should be more reserved in your defining opinions, because that is exactly what they are....your opinions. And your entitled to them...even if they are wrong..
If there was no reason to ask about SF or RS-MMudd, yes, it's curious why they were mentioned at all unless it was simply a case where since they are popular and effective mixes, they were serving as a benchmark for comparison only. But all reasoning would suggest that indeed, they might be in consideration for what they bring to the table
I chose not to even go there, and frankly, it's YOUR
responses to my input that are at issue....and I'm fairly certain that was your sole intent to carry the issue into OT territory for argument's sake only. And you bet...your comment that someone could simply just use BOC to acheive all the image quality they need, and avoid all the muss & fuss is exactly the kind of baiting response your becoming known for.
Case in point....you ignored the content and purpose behind my 3rd Quote in your last response and made a statement that RS-MM is a white screen. Well it certainly isn't, and
any statement that says that it does not enhance perceived contrast over a White surface, while in fact being both darker (...only by a little...granted...) and higher gain than unity white, is blatantly false.
Explain these images away.
A early RS-MaxxMudd Standard screen (Fall of 2005) with overlaid Reference White board......shown under considerable (...nay, obscene...) ambient light.
A Ship in the night.....HUGE difference as the screen's content gets darker. Note the observable detail?
It doesn't take a microscope to detect the difference between the two surface's performance, and it's easy enough to see that while there is only a little difference between the level of White between them, it is by far less of a difference than the improvement in perceived off-the-screen contrast. And it's pretty darn obvious that RS-MaxxMudd is NOT a White Screen....it's a very light Silvery Gray that borders on having a white appearance when viewed static in high room lighting.
And what about if the White gets the benefit of a darker room? Sorry...still no real contest.
Finally, this was no small screen...but 135" 16:9 and the PJ was only 600 lumen...a early JVC 720p And the Lamp had over 1000hours on it too boot.
My point is well made....and believe this...I have YEARS of such "proofs" behind my statements. But they are not, nor were never intended to win "arguments" but rather to show potential DIY'ers what they too could expect to achieve.