Originally Posted by MississippiMan
Sorry...but it just isn't like that at all. Anyone who has really followed DIY Screens for any length of time knows without a doubt that people who put their faith in something they are told to do, and who are instructed on how to do it, are gonna come back and either shout praises about their end results...or scream "FOUL" if they felt they were misled.
It's the nature of the DIY Beast. In fact...the opposite is true. Those who are really...REALLY
happy often do not return because they are in fact satisfied and happy....and entrenched in front of their Screens.
Consider this...if any real number...say 5-6 or more in a "year" out of the hundreds of Members who make a honest effort, did/or had come back screaming "Foul", credibility for what we advocate and the methods we use would have gone out the window long ago. Nope...what's more likely to happen is that many of those who don't make more than a very basic effort always seem to try to justify their decision by discounting the need to bother.
The only people who actually do practice "screaming" do so simply to attempt to persuade others to go a different direction they advocate.
Simply put...they protest too much...and do so with both bias and sometimes with the obvious motive to draw away AVS DIY Screen Forum traffic.
We help people get things done around here...if they want to. If someone is willing to learn...we are willing to spend the time needed to "learn 'em". Always have...always will.
with all due respect, i am one of a differing opinion.
unlike product review posts at retailers like amazon or monoprice, etc. where the most posts are by users that are not satisfied with a product or can't get a product to work.
this is a DIY where the DIYers share their works and results, and typically like to show off how amazing their systems or screens are.
and btw, i don't want to get into the AVS vs HTS debate, it's a topic for another discussion and denitely not appropriate here.
i think one can look at the facts, data, and measurements provided by both and should be able to make a very informed decision.
to the op, i apologize as this discussion is getting way off track. i'll stop there. thanks