Originally Posted by F12Bwth This Guy
spent a ton on this screen but the results are dramatic. He is running an 8350 and the screen cost twice as much.
Try 3x as much. Even at the smallish size shown. At that size, and with adequate lumen delivered from a optimal throw, one cannot deny the end results, so don't anyone think I'm dissing the DNP in that regard
Have you seen the results we get from the DIY "Paint" application called Silver Fire? Under that circumstance, the various images shown below comes from a 8350, and the screens all cost 12x less than the DNP and 6x less than the PJ.
Which is more "livable"?
A few assorted examples:
98" diagonal circa 2009
ZERO Edge-style 110"er w/LCD Edge lighting / Epson 9350 circa 2010
110"er w/8350 :Note the color of the exposed Screen around the edges of the image:
92" diagonal w/8350
110"er w/8350 circa 2006
110"er w/8350 circa 2007
BTW, every screen shown is larger by a stretch than the DNP shown in the link.
OK...ok...I couldn't resist.
I have utilized the 8350 over 25 times, with almost no issues at all, and virtually ever case was in rooms designed not optimally, but "ergonomically" to fit the living demands of the Viewer. As such, the use of a surface that could be both a contrast enhancing surface and retain gain was called for, a Silver Fire delivers.
Now absolutely, the DNP Supernova is the Cream of the Crop. A Black diamond isn't in the same league, let alone running in the pack. That is why when any comparisons between Silver Fire are made to a Mfg Screen, the BD products get shouldered aside. Once again, not in the same League.
I say this because neither of the aforementioned Mfg screens represent the "performance for a value" characteristics of a Silver Fire screen. Yes, you can buy into the performance of a DNP, and as far as a Mfg Screen, get what you pay for. The BD? not so very much. However at the price a DNP costs, really only a relative few will spend $3K+ for a Screen to match up with a $1195.00 PJ.
On the AVS DIY Screen Forum, http://www.avsforum.com/f/110/diy-screen-section
we do a great job of reversing that equation. Judicious and common sense use of lighting, and a affordable PJ of a minimal requirement of performance levels can use a Silver Fire application and get spectacular results...for under $250.. including the Electric HVLP Gun needed to spray such a high performance coating. Everything else needed is also in there. Substrate (Drywall Wall or White Board or Mirror), 3/4 gallon of Silver Fire, Screen Trim w/Velvet (or not for a Zero Edge effect) and all the needed supplies. And you just know we are gonna help out any deserving DIY'er and make sure he nails is the first time around.
Put another way, why pay enough to have something that should come with an ignition key and you can drive to the store when you can accomplish the same thing on a "Skateboard" budget.Edited by MississippiMan - 2/25/13 at 6:30pm