Originally Posted by d.j.
I dont know the XD ( havnt seen one ), so I cant compare that to anything, but
The texture on the XD looks fairly similar to the texture in the ClearPix 2 that you posted, but not quite as much texture in the XD.
I have the "old" one of the Clear pix 4K ( Clear pix 2 ), which allready is exellent on the audio AT part, so both of these will have inaudible sound loss IMO.
After asking around a bit I have good reason to believe that the Neo S may be quite a bit dimmer than 1.0 gain. Are you sure of this observation that it is the same as your CP2? If so, perhaps your CP2 is lower than you think? Just asking.
The CP2 have a spec of 0.95 gain ( Jeff Meier ? did measure it at about 0.9 in real, in his test of screens, and it is the most color neutral screen material of all AT ) and I agree its about that 0.9-0.95 gain, I have samples of both the CP4K and the Neo S ( did get it at ISE ), which I compared to my own scren, and they are not dimmer (if I get time, I will take some photo´s
The weave on my CP2 is a little "rough" and can sometimes bee seen at one picture width distance ( 2,8m from a 2,8 m wide Picture ), not very often, but not completly transparant ( like the ST100 ). The weave on the CP4K is smoother and better, but the Neo S beats it clearly, and look allmost completly smooth !
I will try to take a Picture of them ( CP2, CP4K, EN4K and the Neo S )
Also are you 100% sure the CP4 is just as bright as your CP2? In the pictures you posted, looking at them in Photoshop, the CP4 appears somewhat darker.
It would be best if we could get some scientific data rather than observations. Do you have a light meter like an i1D3 that you can measure the cd/m2 or ftL coming off the samples? If so here's a quick way I found that works well... Tape the sample gently to your existing screen with painters tape and first test to make certain the tape will come off without leaving a residue. Make sure the sample has the black cloth layer behind it! Put up a 100% full field that then fills your sample. Measure the light coming off the screen. Repeat this with the other sample. You will then know for sure which is brighter and by how much. If you have a ST100 you can use that reading as a baseline for 1.0 gain. Otherwise you can just compare the readings to one another (so you may not know the actual gain, but will know how much brighter one is than the other). If you don't want to tape to your screen you can tape samples to a wall and just have a constant bright light source that doesn't move in between measurements.