Originally Posted by lgreis
I there MM, i have a epson 5020 with a dalite hight power 2.8 screen, the picture is very bright and POP but i am very disappoited with the black level! Yesterday i saw on youtube for the first time a black diamond 2 and i became astoinishing with the picture quality and theBlack Level that the screen produced, than i saw that it costs 3000 dolars ...so thats for rich guys! After some rechearch i am here and discover that there is a mixing of paints in development in 7 years that the results are also very good. Well i think i need some help here! I am a noob in DIY screens, and sorry my bad english, iam portuguese
I have a 120`screen, my projector is throwing at 6 meters
Does the SF 2.5 5.0 has the black level that has the black diamond 2? How about the brighness compared with the da-lite high power?
Can you tell me what the mix is and how can i make a screen?
Thanks for being patient!
Just back from Naw'lins, full of Fish & Beer, and ready to rumble. (ie: stomach-wise unfortunately... )
Answers to "Ingres"
in order stated:
Yes. And without the higher potential of seeing pronounced Graininess or overt color pushes from other "Black" screens. Bluntly stated, I prefer to compare a SF v2.5 4.0
to a DNP Supernova than a Black Diamond....the latter being already surpassed by effective match-ups of PJ and SF Screens. The DNP? Well, it always helps to have another lofty goal to shoot for. That's how we roll on DIY Screens.
"Brightness" as defined as being Contrast oriented "Pop" is exceedingly high with all SF levels. It's one of the primary advantages and "comment eliciting" features of SF. Whites are bright and colors full and saturated. When one adjudges a screen on that criteria, a SF screen "looks" to have far better contrast than a Dalite HP. The level of "Gain induced" brightness that a HP is designed to produce really works against the surface being able to reproduce deep Black levels, even with PJ that have outstanding contrast.
You know as well as or better than most anybody what an improper PJ Screen match-up delivers. But that can be fixed....up to and including re-coating your existing screen!
Originally Posted by wsvt
I am also building my first real TH room (18x13.6x8')with complete light Controle.
I am thinking 130" DIY screen using the Pt- Ae8000, still trying to decide on the pj??
Killer PJ, and absolutely the best choice if a 2.35: - 16:9 set-up is being considered. I've installed a few 7000's and they do splendidly enough, but the one 8000 I was assisting on?wow.
What's my sweet spot for throw?
At that size (128" diagonal 117" x 50"
in 2.35:1) and if 3D is "in the picture":
14' throw w/1.2 gain High Contrast surface RS-MaxxMudd LL = 23 fl in Normal lamp mode, allowing for leeway when calibrating and selecting Low Lamp mode or Cinema Modes or 3D
Give me a recommendation on the best DIY screen choice, I have a the tools and means to build it.
Sintra (120" x 60" cut to 120" x 54") or a level 5 Finish on flat Drywall
I also like the BD-0 edge look with the led background.
I am very committed to this build,I just framed in & covered two large windows that were in the room!
What Ye Say MM.
I just completed a 114" diagonal 16:9 Sintra Screen SF v2.5 1.0
deep in Cajun Country and have a 123" CIH "Drywall" screen ( also a SF v2.5 1.0
) project underway in Elvis's Hometown....so as I post up some info and instructions on both, you'll have lots to overview.