I have been enjoying my new Epson 8700UB for a couple weeks now, but because of the way my room is set up there is no room right or left of the screen (door on one side, stairs on the other) so all 3 front speakers currently sit directly beneath the screen firing upward at an angle. While the sound is "good" I really want to get them up to ear level which for me would mean placing them behind the screen. And while the 8700UB has pretty good black level in THX mode, it's not as inky as I was hoping it would be firing onto a painted white wall in a completely blacked out room. What I REALLY want is an AT screen that will enhance my blacks while giving me a bit more punch up top (THX mode drops the lumens down considerably). I'm not willing to sell a kidney so that leaves me with a DIY option of either spandex or possibly another AT material like centerstage XD. I already have 3 yards each of white and silver moleskin sitting in my room. The question to the pros is can I paint the spandex with a siverfire or maxxmudd mix and if so would I need a backing layer or will a single layer of spandex do just fine. MM, BTW the protostar material will be arriving Monday. They have it pre-attached to polystyrene sheeting now so no need to do any adhering....just some velcro to hold the panels in place. Should help tremendously in absorbing stray light and making the image pop. TIA!
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12/6/12 at 9:26pm