Originally posted by Cliff Flowers
Sorry if this is already somewhere within this thread, but it's a long one and I haven't been able to read the through whole thing. I am curious if anyone has compared this wondrous Home Depot find to the professional Goo Systems screen paint? Particularly to the Digital Grey Light? I am currently using a DIY PP screen with a Panny L300u and HTPC. I just ordered the Goo paint yesterday and am planning to paint it directly over my 120" diag. PP screen. Did I waste my money? Should I have just gone to my local HD?
Thanks to anyone who takes the time to reply!
Compared to Goo? Only about a hunnred' times over almost 2 years.
Goo is a fine product, but sooooo expensive. And unless you bought a double batch of Top Coat & Base Coat, the standard amount WILL NOT cover your desired screen area.
Also, Goo's tendency to highlight existiing video artifacts will result in your seeing the SDE on the Panny more clearly that you ever have. ME "Masks' SDE within it's greyish green hue, but does not crush whites nearly so much as other Grays often do. Most Colors have a "snap" to them, lent by the Thallo Green's tendency to amplify light. Only a few colors have thier hues slightly altered by ME. In that, it becomes a matter of personal taste and preference. Most easily trade off the excellent Blacks, and crisp detail and snap AND SDE reduction for any slight tendency to push blue or green hues.
Better to up the lamp black & 'lighten' the Thallo Green & Raw Umber ingredients just a bit to acieve less "Green/Blue' push yet maintain a High Conrast' effect.
Or leave it alone, try it first on the wall instead of the DG Base, and then use the DG Goo Topcoat over the pure ME.
Ya know....., I like the sound of that last suggestion. Really.
We can call it ME Digital Goop
I'd say you all set to break now ground, Cliff. Go for it!