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Commercial theaters is hardly what you would call close inspection situation like a home is.
In the cinema the colorimetry and color quality of the DCI projectors is the truest color of any projection, period. At home it goes from being a total joke to hardly a joke, never even close to the cinema perfection. So a silver screen would make color even worse at home.
In the IMAX ones you will definitely see massive hot-spotting (partly from the screen partly from the short throw lens). Then there is mottling a faux painted like unevenness of the screen surface which I have seen on every spray on silver screen except one MBI I saw yesterday in LA, but this screen had 15 db roloff of high frequencies, they have talked about future micro-perf version.
So the cinema projector is going to exhibit less color shifting and other anomalies due to it's auto-calibration to the silver screen.
The silver screen are problematic a handful of ways, the mottling on sprayed on units, the lack of a woven silver screen will yield sound problems, there will be hot-spotting like on IMAX, and finally my chief offence is the irritating visibility of holes in the Hurley silver screen where the holes call attention to themselves, creating a badminton net effect-smack in the middle of the Percival zone of comfort (the 3D action stage envelope between the tip of you nose and the back of the stage).