Originally Posted by Ftoast
Is your vision of a screen+stand something you expect to take months/years or is it something you'll probably be doing pretty soon?
If you can get that screen as you've envisioned around 3.5 or 4metres from the projector (aiming for a 135inch diagonal image) I think the closer screen will easily make up for the smaller size (smaller but closer to your eyes will still appear about as immersive) AND the smaller size will give a great boost to 3D and the projectors ability to cut through whatever bit of light leaks into the room during viewing.
With that extra brightness you'll be much better suited for a light-rejection screen if you still even want one after the boost in brightness and natural light-fighting that comes with it.
I played around with positioning of projector and furniture today (as much as the boss would allow) and can get the placement to 4.5 metres, that's it. A marginal and just noticeable improvement on brightness but not quite there. The screen size (approximate) has gone from 163" to 150-ish". I'm not sure I'd need a full black screen but I think the silver/grey would definitely be an advantage depending on your thoughts.
I messages AZ and noticed on his YouTube vid there was a Nick S in Australia that sourced the Silver Grey paints, hopefully he'll get back to me. The wife is pretty keen to get it going for day use, currently pretty average, hate to disappoint
In the meantime I found this mix on *cough* Wikipedia:
Black Widow AU - Formula for Auto-Air Aluminium Base Edit
(960ml) of Dulux Wash & Wear Kitchen & Bathroom 1L White Ceiling Paint” paint tinted to 'PN2G5 Milton Moon' (this is a DULUX colour) from Bunnings. (http://www.bunnings.com.au/dulux-was...paint_p1400381
(240ml) of “Auto-Air Aluminium Base Fine” (code: 4101) paint from Airbrush Megastore: http://www.airbrushmegastore.com/ind...=1118&Itemid=1
This new formula produces a reasonably dark end result (approx N7.4 based on the Hometheatreshack forums neutral grey scale). Alternatively, substitute 'Tranquil Retreat' or 'Ashville' for 'Milton Moon' (these are all DULUX colours), to end up with an approximately N7.9 or N8.1 result, depending on the screen darkness you desire. For a darker range approximately N5.5 use Dulux Colour PN2A4 'Timeless Grey'
Is this close to what I need?
Thanks for your help mate.