The Ultimate perf screen..well sorta. I say sorta because its not perforated its a fine mesh. Its very simular to the well known Screen Research but available at a fraction of the cost. Because of this I dont under stand the lack of attention this screen is getting or not getting. Because of the fine mesh sound quality is excellent. To my ears its acoustically transparent and neutral. Im running a set of magnapans. Im talking about the Vutec sound screen. It comes in white or grey. I can only speak of the white. Im told the material is not painted but is the natural color of the material. The gain is .8 or 8.5
My eyes cannot see the holes or texture beyond 2 feet.
Here is a close up of the material.http://gallery.avsforum.com/data/509/Picture_009.jpg
You definitely want to hang black material directly behind the screen. If not any thing reflective such as a silver tweeter cone on a spkr or anything of bright color will become visible if your sitting at the right angle as the light from a projector passes through the screen and hits the object.
Because of the fine mesh I would guess 30 to 40% of the screen is missing so when watching a movie you could say you missed 40% of the show:)
In reality 40% of what your watching is passing through the screen.
Its amazing how transparent the material is when holding it up to the light yet it captures enough of the light to reflect a watchable picture. I am using a old Sim 300. The first 16x9 chip dlp and this machine is dim and it lit up this screen just fine. In fact adding black material behind the screen adds depth and 3d appearance and increases black level. Something Cineramix ( Peter) on this forum has made reference to many times.
My screen is a custom curved Lace & Grommet 235:1 ratio from Stewart. I have all their screen materials including their micro perf but because I like to sit so close to my screen I could still see the perfs. I gave Vutec the dimensions and they were able to sell me just the material to fit my screen. Now I have my spkrs behind the screen with no visible structure. It is so cool having the audio come from behind the screen just like a real theater.
I want to comment on moire (spelling)
I can see this artifact with every perf I have tried with my 720P dlp including this material but with this material its barely visible and with just the slightest click of the projectors focus I was able to eliminate the moire. I did not have to defocus the image to the point it caused any softness at all. Displaying fine text appears sharp and clear.
Anyone wanting the Screen Research but cant afford it this is the next closest thing yet affordable. I highly recommend it.
Heres a pic of my bastardized screen. Stewart Frame/Vutec soundscreen material.http://gallery.avsforum.com/data/509/Picture_0071.jpg
Heres a pic from the up coming movie "Herbie Fully Loaded" in 185:1 HDhttp://gallery.avsforum.com/data/509/Picture_020.jpg
Samuel Jackson in the up coming movie "The Man" scope HD. Looks like hes ready to kick some a#$http://gallery.avsforum.com/data/509/Picture_0151.jpg
Thats all folks.