Originally Posted by HopefulFred
MississippiMan - I know you said yesterday that you felt the doubled white milliskin was the best choice for ultra high contract projectors - could you elaborate and explain which projectors you're talking about? Which colors or fabrics would you recommend for other-than-ultra-high-contrast projectors?
Let's try it again.....just lost a long posted response once more to the site's inability to save text cookies....
High Lumen / High Contrast PJs (...newer JVCs and the Panny 8000) can utilize the White / White Milliskin scenario because they have the oomph in lumen output to offset the absorption that comes from projecting onto thin porous material, and the inherent Blacks to deliver satisfying Deep Contrast even on a bright white surface. Much mention is made about how a white surface is all that is needed with a exceptional performing PJ...but that is absolutely contingent upon such a screen / PJ combo NOT having to worry about being affected by any outside governing influences, such as excessive ambient light, or directly reflected "projected" light off of adjoining surfaces.
When such unfortunate...and non-correctable situations arise, a PJ must be chosen for both it's primary attributes AND mated with a Spandex combination of varying colors. Such as Light Silver over White Milliskin
For such worst case situations, the PJ's of choice are:
Viewsonic Pro8200 -8300- 8400 series
Optoma GT705 - 750e - TH1020 -TH 1060p - SP890 - SH901 - SH940
........most all of which have more than sufficient lumen to drive into even 135" to 160" Light Silver over White Milliskin AT Screens. The 4K Lumen O's even larger.
Lurking around the edges of both are the PJ / Screen combos that can benefit from a White over Light Silver Milliskin app. Those would entail PJs at / under 2000 lumens and with moderate to poor contrast ( under 10K:1 On-Off)
When in doubt during the choosing process, a post for advice will almost always garner a response. Now that the acoustical properties have been ascertained, and "if" some can get past the visual properties not being absolutely as perfect as a solid screen material (...but damn close enough, I say ! ) there should be a rush by those who really need / want a truly affordable AT solution.
And let's not forget our "Non-AT Required" brethren, whose opportunities to use any of the aforementioned for a great performing, easy to assemble, lightweight screen have been significantly expanded with the knowledge that Spandex can...and does suit such purposes very well.
............if you / one chooses the right PJ for the job at hand, of course.
PS...considering I started this post out originally almost minutes after Fred's post hit, you can imagine my consternation when virtually all you read above was suddenly lost to non-existent bytes. Perseverance?
... hell no....simple stubbornness.
Originally Posted by tuxedocivic
And I haven't determined if its the same stuff as Fabricland. I wanna drape some over my screen and see. I really think it might be though.
It might be close...but the odds it came from the same Mill, let alone the same run are extremely small.