In the beginning, there was information, and it was good. Now it seems that people are coming on here not to impart information that may help someone learn something, but to "stomp" on someone's roses (I censored myself). There are those that really do care and try to help those of us that are new to screen building, but it seems there are more and more who are here solely to be pains in the @#$! I joined this and a couple of other forums to learn as much as I can before I start work on my "permanent" screen. While each forum has it's own jewels of information, one thing they all have in common is the same small group of people who for whatever reason feel the need to denigrate someone's efforts. Who is right, who is wrong? Hell, I don't know. I do know that when someone gives their time to try and help, I appreciate it. My current screen started life as a 98" piece of Parkland. Compared to the wall, it was great. I then built a 98" BOC screen. To my eyes, it was better than the Parkland. I found a sheet of Formica 949 matte white in my garage, so in the spirit of DIY, I built a 98" screen from it. It was much better than the BOC, ,but the blacks weren't quite black enough, so I rolled on a couple of coats of Behr SilverScreen. The screen looks great to me and to those who have seen it. I/we don't need a machine to tell us whether we like the picture or not. Is it the best possible picture I can get from my projector (Epson Powerlite 707 - 2700 lumens, 3000:1 in a room with light colored walls and a white ceiling) and a screen? Most likely not. But who is anyone here or anywhere else to tell me that I shouldn't like what I see because they don't like what I've used? I'm going to get down off my soapbox before someone kicks it out from under me. In closing, I really hope this Forum can get away from all the nastiness that is permeating it and get back to providing information. If you like it, use it, if not, don't. Either way, be respectful to each other, please!
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12/11/12 at 12:16pm