Originally posted by CMRA
Drill? Who would want too? Traditional mirror hardware is all you'd need to support glass.
My curiosity still wants to know how a mirror panel would work? A mirror with SD/MM on top. What could be easier than that? No muss no fuss, instant Super Deluxe...maybe?
Next stop, walmart. Got to find out. Later
Go right ahead, but as you know, almost all Silvered or finished High Gain screens exhibit hot spotting issues and poor viewing cones. Remember how our first "thin coat" try at SD/MM had that pinpoint of light? Now come a mirror? Ever see what a flash bulb or flash light does when directed into a mirror? The amount of topcoat that would be needed to mute that effect would effectively be twice what was needed for the SM, and twice as thick means less light penetrating to the mirror anyway, so where the point? At the additional cost, the trade off makes no sense. Try as I may, I cannot find a secnario where a PJ with low enough lumens, and a top coats dense enough to make a difference could come together and produce results that would warrant the cost or the effort.
With the $125.00 or cost of a huge peice of Plexi being an obvious hold off for some, who do you think is going to spring for $400.00+ for a 5'x9' mirror? And have it cut to just the right size, ANd pay for it to be mounted, AND have to design a thick trim to cover all those Mirror Clamps? Etc., etc., etc. Ridiculous. Absurd. Inconcievable. So of course, I fully expect you to proceed.
Such suggestions have been made before on AVS before, and been discounted by people very much in the know as incorrect thinking and impractical. Shoot, we have enough problems getting people 'on the know' to accept SD/MM at it's face value, and that's with Screen Shots to prove it! but mirrors were a logical idea, espoused long ago, and discarded as potential screen applications, with the utilization of some of a mirrors properties instead to create something close, but not as extreame to work with
That sums up SD/MM in a nutshell.
Yeah, I know, I know.........experimentation. Well, you do it, and reap the glory or the groans. There are some things that I don't think are worth pursuing compared to getting other known things accomplished, but on the other hand, I remember being less than enthusiastic about Plexi as well.
But I have one question. Who have you finagled into giving you a ride to Wally World when the Mississippi Cab service is out of town?