Originally Posted by Lorddeff07
Oh thanks for the info. Right now I'm using a benq1080 long through projector. I still plan on getting an short throw projector so as it stands I can go either way. As for screen size I'm gonna fall anywhere between 100" to 120" with the screen material being its only limitation. All I need now is the perfect screen. I'm currently using a 110" grey electric screen from Favi
Are you still wanting to have a Retractable...or is a "Fixed Screen" on the table?
Whatever choice, you'll want to be certain that the screen's surface is ideally suited for a Short Throw. Luckily, either of the Silver Fire variations will do splendidly. ( v2.5 or FX ).
Still, it needs to be stressed that the primary difference between the two above applications is the need to have a pure Silver Metallic undercoat with a FX screen. Now that's not anything that is not relatively easily done, and the translucent, ultra dark top coat serves to effectively make getting a even looking sprayed surface all the more easier....or at least as easy as such can be.
Also, bear in mind that the FX Coating would not look as black going up onto a white substrate and it does over Silver metallic. Just as applying a white paint over a dark wall surface will make the white paint's brightness shift downward, the black enhancement qualities inherent in Silver Metallic have a greater effect than does the reflective qualities of the Mica. Yes....the Mica helps keep the degree of gain higher than it would be if a simple Grey undercoating was used, but between the Silver Metallic's natural hue, and the very dark translucent FX top coating, they both combine to create a ultra dark surface...one that still has depth and retains the ability to collect and disperse light throughout, and reflect light across a broader viewing angle.
I suppose I have been remiss for not stepping in and knocking out an full sized example while PB has been preoccupied. Goodness knows I could have....it's not like I didn't have "any" opportunity. But like PB, other things have preoccupied my time (...convalescing among others). And all my own installations have involved dedicated Theaters so such a dark screen wasn't remotely required.
But who knows what might happen with the goad this thread presents, and/or I can stand ready to help anyone else who wants to be among the first (...or indeed "THE"
first ) to do one up.