I hope you don't mind, I quoted your SmX review from the other thread we had going six months ago when you got your SmX screen. I cut out the DIY stuff so it doesn't confuse anyone.Originally Posted by Alan Gouger on 09-23-06, 01:20 PM
"I have been using the Vutec Sound Screen AT screen for a while and happy with it other then I wish it had a gain to add some pop to the image. Im a believer regardless what projector you are using regardless how much light output it has (it could be a light canon) the image will always look more real and take on a back lit look to it if the screen has some gain. Hearing the SmX material measured at close to a 1.3 got my attention.
Time to contact Ruben. I was shocked at Rubens knowledge and time he spent researching the topic of AT material. I was impressed. I was presented with measurement results for both audio and video conducted for the SmX material comparing it to its competition.
What did the numbers say..Im sold Have no fear this stuff performs.
The first thing I noticed with the SmX material after it was installed to my frame
(only took a few minutes) was the bright white look to it. It looked much better to the sys with no image shining on it then my previous AT screen material. I could not detect any weave or holes beyond a few feet from the screen. I love the bright against the black velvet. It really stands out.
Performance of this screen met my expectations. The image now has that pop. It has added some snap to the picture and my colors have come to life with this screen and everything looks more natural. No moire, no material pattern introduced at all just as it should be.
With most material with a gain you can end up with a little hot spotting but this material with its gain is just cut off at that point before it becomes an issue. Off axis viewing is great. Heres a side image view.
HD DVD really shows off your system and it is razor sharp on this screen
Same scene with some lights on.
I have to admit I was not expecting this level of performance and service. This screen is a winner to my eye and ears. The thoroughness in research and testing proved worth while in this case. It adds yet another viable option to those wanting to place your speakers behind the screen for that real cinema experience. Thanks to Ruben for all your hard work. You did good my son
Edit: I forgot to mention my projector is a Sony 1080P Ruby."