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Measuring screen brightness

post #1 of 5
Thread Starter 
Has anyone ever used a camera's light meter to compare different screen materials? I'm wondering, if I can make all things equal, if I could use my manual camera to compare wilsonart desinger white to the Menard's white melamine to see which reflects the most light.
post #2 of 5
basically a waste of time and money...
the wa will have a decided hot spot vs the menard's melamine. aside from that, they are both white boards and used in a bat cave they will have no noticeable difference.
post #3 of 5
Thread Starter 
Thanks Maxxx, I wasn't aware the WA suffered hotspotting. Of course, I'm still using my old Screenplay 4805. Still love it but gonna get a new bulb. I am, however, looking for a slight boost in brightness over the BOC I've been using for years.
post #4 of 5
macadoo;

wa, sintra, and dakoramine (menard's melamine)... will all provide a noticeable brightness increase of BOC. however, that brightness on white levels only. there won't be any contrast improvement... just a shift towards brighter white levels.
post #5 of 5
Thread Starter 
Understood. I can make the theater black as night...day or night, so the melamine sounds like the way to go. And if I can ever save enough green to upgrade the projector, I can always paint the screen with Silver, grey, etc.
Thanks again.
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