Originally Posted by 8bigman22
Thanks for the info. What are your thoughts about replacing the white milliskin with ivory milliskin? I've seen a couple of folks that have done that online and they swear the results are better.
I don't know where you read that....but it wasn't on here, the place where more Spandex screens have been built (...and vetted...) than anywhere else.
IMO, a Ivory tint would shift the Colors, especially Whites. But I'd also note that because of that distinct probability, since no one on here...myself included have used it, that is subjective reasoning. You must decide whose advice to follow on that one.........
I also found a Black Diamond .8 SI Screen on craigslist last night for super cheap. It is 16:9 and only 100 in. though. I think it is at least worth taking a look at to see the picture quality in person. I have never seen one live.
You almost assuredly would not like it, as it has too many caveats. Just two of them...Color Shifts...reduced viewing cone (not so much an issue in that "hole"), are bad enough to warrant running the other direction, and it is not Acoustically Transparent. And small.(biggest issue?) Depending on how "super cheap" it is you have to ask yourself two questions: Why so cheap?....and Why is it being sold?
But hey.....do you need A Spandex's AT performance? You don't state such....just a desire to use Spandex. No mention of what Speakers are being considered. If not....well my goodness, we have a myriad of other options that would be better to consider and pretty easy to make.
Chief among them would be to paint out that recess in a great DIY Screen paint and go "Format Free" where you could use the PJ zoom to let the 16:9 be as big as you want (height-wise) and the 2.39:1 be as big as possible (width-wise)
I specialize in budget-oriented Theaters that brook no compromise....but selecting the right components makes a 'bigly' difference in all that.
do you have those outlets on the Screen Wall? TV? Man....they need to get lost. At this stage in construction that is easy to do. They are essentially superfluous.