Originally Posted by natemu06
I take it you are leaning toward Fashion Gray? Here are my plans... Sharp DT510 w/ a 10ft throw distance on a 92" screen. Dark Green walls with very minimal light during daytime with a lot of pitch black night time viewing. Go with the FG still? Want the best blacks/shadow detail although I know it won't match my Kuro. Thanks in advance!
Based on what you just related I'd vote against FG. The Sharp has no Lens Shift, and thereby the Lens cannot be set up high enough above the center/Top of the screen to avoid having the FG create an obvious Hot Spot issue.
The Sharp, used at that distance and screen size will blast any surface with 19 fl. That's plenty bright enough to utilize a fairly dark Gray. But using even a lighter Gray that can assist in making the 510's 4000:1 CR look "inkier" will provide more dependable results that should avoid any overt degree of "crush & attenuation".
The FG is far more expensive than Thrifty White Hardboard ($65-$80.00 vs $11.95) and with the latter you can effect either a simple Neutral Light Gray, using the PJ in Normal Lamp Mode, or add a reflectivity quotient to the paint and run the 510 on Economy.
The latter will also help to deepen and maintain the available Black levels of the Sharp. Here's what I suggest.
Buy some TWH. ($11.95) (Home Depot) Pick a blemish free sheet. Buy a Wagner Control Spray ($70.00) Get a quart of any "Light" neutral Gray paint formula ($12.00) and spray it directly onto the TWH over 4 successive thinly applied applications. You'll be out approx. $94.00, but you will have a light gray Screen that will ramp up your "perceived" black levels, while being able to produce very acceptable non-crushed colors and non-attenuated whites when the 510 is used in Normal Lamp mode.
If you want to go a bit further and run in Economy Mode for even better Contrast that is more akin to the Kuro, you'll want to use a 'enlightened' DIY Mixture with some degree of additional reflectivity built in. In that there are a few different choices, but whatever is considered, the close proximity of the PJ's lens means the Screen's reflectivity absolutely HAS to be non retro-reflective in nature.