Originally Posted by cgott42
The price is in my budget, and I'm game - All else being equal - I was thinking of the painting route (if not to difficult) as then I'd paint the entire wall, and alter the size and aspect ratio via the masking.
That is what / how "I'd" do it. The primary consideration for such being the condition of the wall itself, and as to if it should be slightly or extensively resurfaced (filled and or smoothed then Primed...) before applying the selected DIY Paint option.
Also - will the painting option provide a 4K screen?
Considering that the chief consideration for a "$K" screen is the absence of visible texture, if the effort is made to do the necessary prep work and use the correct spraying technique.......absolutely.
Do the screens look better than the set ones (e.g. my Carada)?
Is that a trick question?
In virtually every instance where proper procedure, technique, and choice is followed, the DIY Screen's end results will almost always surpass that of it's similar peer in Mfg. Some will always dispute that, but it is to be considered that achieving parity or superiority with "White" Mfg Screens has been accomplished long ago. These days we compare to Screens such as the e ones produced by Screen Innovations (easy) and Vutec (...not so difficult at all...) and DNP (...harder...but we already can surpass the .08 version...) because we can...not because we exist in a dream state.
One thing that sets DIY endeavors above Mfg Screens is our willingness to go Toe-to-Toe with the competition, and more so, show how DIY results look under "worse case" scenarios. But even with that, whenever phrases such as "My screen looks better'n my Plasma!" or "I'll never spend for a Mfg Screen again" are made, the Biting Flies start to swarm. It is to be expected from those who have spent a considerable amount of coin on a Mfg screen...and are happy with it, and who see such statements and take exception with them.
What is harder to accept is the comments that come from those with no such experience or any prior effort to compare, and whose comments are driven by simple argumentative motives.The years of effort by so many in support of DIY Screen making have yielded spectacular...and dependable results....and as such they cannot, and not should not be discounted by a very, very small minority.
Thus, we almost always rely on the posted evaluations of the actual DIY'er and his take on his own end results.
Is there anyone around the NY/North NJ/Conn area (my zip is 10952) that has one to demo.
Of course they are....and probably a considerable number too, but there is no running reference-able listing. At best it's a case where if you post up a dedicated Thread asking for such a opportunity, you'll get a response.
\Worst case....you can do what so many hundreds on here have done, and depended upon. Reveiw Threads, posted imagery, and read the evaluations..
I have included a few "Drywall" examples below for your edification. (..note that the screen has not received any Black Velvet Trim yet...)
128" Diagonal 2.35:1 Silver Fire Drywall w/Panny 8000
Here is a 127"er 2.35:1 Silver Fire Drywall with a Panny 8000And yet another 135"er
..............and so on and so on .....