Originally Posted by skylarlove1999
LOL. People who can support their own opinion don't try to prop up their opinion by tagging another person.
You know he doesn't appreciate all the pointless arguments you try dragging him into.
Originally Posted by skylarlove1999
You did a great job with the budget you had for your theater but pairing a $9K projector with spandex screen makes zero sense to everyone but you.
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Well after soothing the scrapes garnered from all the draggin' goin' on, I'll say these two things:
- If the Screen Size can accommodate Spandex's lower 0.7 gain, it's visual qualities easily can augment the performance of a NX7....as it's performance visually and aurally can easily be compared to the DS-V6 the latter being adjudged as superior "Visually" and "Aurally" to the Stewart. However in this case it does not.
- I personally have pared Painted DIY Screens with no fewer than 4- NX9s....a Projector that is quite a bit more expensive than the NX7. And...it was the surface of choice, not a make-do as all those applications involved Theaters whose big-ticket Owners could easily have afforded extortionately more expensive Mfg Screens.
What really is the case is that such mention of a truly DIY-oriented Material on this Forum dedicated to Mfg Screen materials should be brief at most, and then carried over onto DIY Screens and/or PMs so as not to antagonize those who feel cost is the primary consideration as to quality.
Originally Posted by genaccmiller
Again we will let the OP decide what he wants. He will need to compare the pros and cons. You posted an image and I posted mine. And both of them look good. It's up to the OP to figure out what's the greatest bang for his buck. The downside (No, the UPSIDE...the Downside is it's lower gain) with spandex is it is cheap. If he decides he is not happy, then replacing it with a more expensive material is a non brainer but he is happy he may have ended up saving quite a bit of money.
I appreciate your confidence and your own appreciation as to my involvement in your Project. Using me to nail down a point of order is OK with me....as long as that point is well taken.
Your advocacy to Spandex applications is commendable and well earned / deserved....and with you lack of understanding/experience concerning the separation of Forum-related "Church & State" as far as Mfg & DIY Screen applications, it is also understandable and commendable that you want to express your own satisfaction by referring others. But there is a valid reason for the separation of DIY fromMfg......the responses you received here kinda shows why. Best to contact a member via PM if he responds to a simple suggestion, not elaborate on a Forum where most will look askance on such advice....or even take some offense.
All of the above said....a 1900 lumen NX7 setting at 15'-8" and hitting a 0.7 gain Spandex screen would only provide 18 foot lambert, and that is just not enough to allow for consistently great HDR performance. That figure must be at / above 28-30 fl these days (...w/better HDR content...) While a DIY painted screen app can easily provide that much or more FLs, Spandex will not as the Lumen required with most Projectors is more in the range of 2500 minimum....and more would be even better.
But...and I gotta add to that...if the PJ was a NX9 (w /2200 lumen and a top-notch Lens) then the premise would be valid. For some the pleasure of both saving money and getting exceptional performance constitutes a double dose of satisfaction. That is and will always remain a personal decision for the end use to make so your last statement does in fact hold much truth.