Originally Posted by aoaaron
Sadly my budget is no where near Black Diamond et al. Could you recommend me a paint mix which I could apply which I’d be able to get + make in the UK?
Your 25 dollar mix in your signature sounds amazing!! I’m either using a JVC X30 or HW40ES projected to 85-90 inches.
The FolkArt mixes here:
Can be found in the UK (the FolkArt metallic is common in art/craft shops and department stores and online such as PlaidOnline.com) and the only other ingredients are Matte-finish water-based polyurethane/varnish..and water.
The mix still needs to be sprayed using an appropriate HVLP spray gun like the SilverFire mix mentioned above by MississippiMan, but this is the most common way to apply paint onto an electric screen anyway..so you're kind of stuck with spraying no matter what mix you're looking at.
The very dark-colored version using FolkArt metallic Gunmetal is great for 2D, but I've heard that JVC can be particularly dim for 3D, so a slightly lighter and brighter version of the FolkArt mix might be a better option if you're a huge 3D fan.
Between those projectors, the JVC will have significantly better black-levels than the Sony, but the Sony is noticeably brighter and has much less input-lag for gaming.
If you're a gamer and/or a huge 3D fan, then I think the Sony is a much better option...the JVC is too slow for any competitive gaming and the ProjectorCentral review mentioned it has annoying levels of flickering during 3D.
If you're mostly watching movies (particularly in the evening like you mentioned) and you want the deepest blacks possible, then the JVC is really hard to beat.
Are you going to be gaming on the projector?
Are you a big 3D fan or someone who can live mostly without it?