Originally Posted by DavidK442
I am not familiar with the "silk screen" effect that you refer to. Do you mean "screen door" where the grid separating individual pixels can be seen?
Assuming the FAVI is a typical smooth surface vinyl material with an approximate gain of 1.0 I doubt a screen upgrade is going to do much for you.
If you are happy with the brightness and there is no obvious color shift (yellowing for instance) stick with what you have is my advice.
Though it won't fit your application I find my double layered spandex DIY screen softens the pixel to pixel transition, making Bluray images from my W1070 appear smooth, even at a 50 degree viewing angle.
One could argue that it reduces sharpness on the entire picture, but until 4K comes along I accept the compromise.
To add to the "rattling" discussion, my 2nd W1070 which died of fan failure began to make angry cricket noises shortly after install. Fingers crossed because #3 so far has been solid.
Thanks for your response. It is very much appreciated.
The best way for me to explain the "silk screen effect" (maybe I used the wrong terminology? Dirty screen effect?) - - is if you remember old style rear projection TV's with a matte screen. White areas will appear a little cloudy - - with cheaper screens, you can see the fuzziness or haziness of some white areas.
I never brought this up with Dave at EluneVision but when I asked him what difference I would see in going from the FAVI screen to the EluneVision 4K material - - he mentioned the issue I had and this is the problem that their material would greatly reduce. I would certainly hope that a $1,200 screen performs better than a $149.00 screen but price doesn't always equate to quality.
I can see the pixel structure, clearly, when I'm right on top of the screen (one foot and in) so I know what you are saying about and the "screen door" effect. I do not have that on my picture.
Before I make any big buying decision like this - - I try to get all the facts. So I sent away for some sample material and right away, it's a much finer grade - - like grades of sandpaper where the grit is different.
The EluneVision material is very, very fine and smooth. The FAVI material is much coarser - and bumpier. It's like the difference between thread counts on sheets - - a 400 or 500 Egyptian cotton versus a 100 threads per inch.
Now - - does that translate into a better picture? I'm believe so, but I'll I'll test some of the material out tonight - as best I can. It's also a "tab-tensioned" screen and that should help - - lots of curling with the FAVI screen.
Regarding fan noise - - as I mentioned before - - mine starts up real loud in 2D and then settles down nicely where it is not noticeable. 3D is unwatchable for me at my high altitude setting.