Originally Posted by Rayboy
(NJ Bill T suggested this mix in the thread, Next Option If SS is too dark).
And would I need to add a little Poly or silver or . . . ? Or would I be better off trying one of the mixes you mentioned in your last post?
I'd be rolling on MDF.
thanks so much, ray
When one starts to compare several Mixes and asks for a judgement to be given, either the provider of such knowledge must remain neutral, or come down on the side of what "he" thinks is best.
FWIW, any solution that starts with Silver Screen starts at a disadvantage. The crux of SS threads is to try to use a basic & cheap paint, and then mitigate it's fallacies. If straight out performance is desired, one does not tie one's feet together before a foot race, hoping to find a knife lying on the track after they start hopping along.
CMRA's Silver is very high gain. Some attenuation of the reflectivity is absolutely necessary for it to be applicable with any PJ over 800 Lumens. Resolution issues have been effectively reduced with the reduction of apparent SDE, but as far as rolling, one would have to effect a perfect laydown of paint, with el'zilcho roller marks, or you WILL see them like they were intentionally added.
If modest Ambient light performance, and great color rendition is desired..., along with an increase in perceived Contrast WITHOUT employing the 'crush oriented' BLE features of the Panny, then you should consider one of the other mixes previously mentioned.
Wanna experiment? Just as benven has just suggested, the addition of a muting agent such a Flat (Matte) Clear Poly can tame the issues of CMRA's application, or you can apply it directly on top by itself or mixed with your "Base', but still you must realize that any re-application of ANYTHING over such a surface as "Pure Silver" must go down perfectly or it's all for naught.
So rolling is out for any true "pure Silver" whose "pure" surface is to be the surface that you watch. Cover that Silver with a Top Coat of something, and your accommodating far more variables in PJ and room situations. But your also deviating from the "purity' of the application as well.
My final answer? If you can wait a little, spend the time necessary to review as many applications as possible. To avoid re-directing threads off topic by asking for comparisons between the featured project and other mixes, send the advocates of various applications PMs for specific advice, or opinions. Most will be both fair in their evaluation of what they advocate as opposed to what your inquire about.
That includes me as well. I can suggest at least 5 different applications for the Panny, and each has it's strong points and caveats. For some of those, only some additional expense and effort is required. Other demand spraying. Others roll right on. But all of them do not start out on a premise that you have a problem/s to solve to get them to work well.
As far as this application, it is a work under review by the Author. He's spraying his new Prototypes (...or has them done by now...) With a sprayed surface, perhaps some of the biggest issues might be mitigated or erased altogether. No matter what, you can count on CMRA to "Tell it like it is" so once again, I suggest waiting, reading, and evaluating all your sources, including this thread, and absorb as much input for as long as you can, then adapt what you've learned to you own desires and needs.
Do that, and YOU can claim most of the credit for what you accomplish.
Originally Posted by BoomerBrian
Hello All, I have a Z1 and I am looking for a screen. Is this the best diy solution for the Z1 in a light controlled room? ME or the Silver formula? Or is there something better now?
Good to hear from you again. The Z1 is the PJ CMRA cut his collective Eye Teeth on. It's not too bright a PJ, and it does have a few issues that pertain to resolution and color, but those can be accomodated, as evidenced by CMRA's previous exellent Screenies on ME- Super Deluxe (SM/Clear Plexi/MMud)-and Light Fusion.
I'd suggest RS-MaxxMudd LL. PM PB-Maxx or go to the RS-MaxxMudd Questions thread for additional help or info, and PM CMRA for his advice as well.