I might have stumbled unto something good here. This weekend I ventured to a fabrics store (JoAnn Fabrics) in search of some black velvet to line the wall I am using for a screen. After finding the velvet, I ventured and looked through the white fabrics I found what is called "blackout" fabric, which I am told is used to line the back of window curtains and, you guessed, block out light. This fabric has a smooth and vinyl-like texture on one side and a canvas-like surface on the other. At 5.99/yd I bought 2 yds and headed home along with the black velvet. Considering it's so cheap I simply stapled the blackout against a long wooden block at the top and let the fabric hang in front of my old screen-wall. How does it work ? Let me tell you, I cannot imagine getting a considerably better image no matter how much money I spend on a screen, this is GREAT. I am using the canvas-like material side and the image is gorgeous off of a NEC DLP projector. Iâ€™m guessing there is very little gain (no problem with bright DLPâ€™s) and the viewing angle seems unending. I am sold on this material, am I the only one who has ventured to try this ???
This week I will try the vinyl-like side and report but guys, this is very good news.
Sergio Rivera - "It can always look better."