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The art of screen design is really that, an art. It also involves keeping routes to understanding and proprietary thinking 'directions' exactly that.. proprietary.
If this information where to be shared, then the aspect of having a market would be lost to a certain degree, and basically moves into the area of sharing information freely with competitors.
For instance, I can look at Don Stewart's screens and know exactly how he made them, and how to get to making exactly the same sort of screen. Doing such would be flatly rude, and unconscionable. So, in the realm of correct behavior in business, I will have to find my own way to a similar effect. I also, cannot sit around and share such information with you, that is not acceptable behavior in any sense at all. As for making screens exactly like Don's, I haven't gone through all the trials and tribulations it takes to getting to a viable consumer level -solidly reproducible, on an repeatable scale- that makes his product actually fly. That's where manufacturing expertise, gained through lots and lots of work.. comes in.
I have had MANY, MANY people privately, and publicly, ask me how these things are done. What kind of fool do I look like? I spent an inordinate amount of time and effort getting to the state of mind and skill level required to 'replicate' similar screen technology, and want to make a bit of fundage for my effort. So, I move forward with such efforts.
So, the question(s) you are asking are fair, and definitely have answers, but.. are they fit for a public forum? Where does one draw the line between proprietary and personal experience? It's a tough one. I myself, skate along the line way too often.
Have you stated anything new that has not been discussed on the forum before? No, not at all. Imagine if someone came along and asked exactly how Vidikron manufactured all of their proprietary additions to their line of projectors,and wanted them to be published and discussed in extreme detail, and then asked how these changes could be enacted on the base machines, a for as little cost as possible... this is the sort of area (with regards to screen technology) you are venturing into.
Answers will tend to be non-existent. Not because anyone is trying to be selfish, it is just that the considerations involved are rather broad in scope. Please do not take this post in any sort of negative way. This was not it's intention. Most people would have never even posted as much as I have, and just left you sitting there....
It's magnesium Dioxide, that has the highest ratio. nearly a PERFECT 1.0... after that, it's all research, and work, work, work.
[This message has been edited by KBK (edited 04-23-2001).]
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