Originally Posted by bdht
If you read through the xy thread in the screens section people talk about issues with shipping larger screens, I believe air freight is limited to 100", whereas sea freight takes a very long time, and there seemed to be issues with extra shipping fees. https://www.avsforum.com/forum/23-sc...l#post59160926
If the BC HG is ~2.0 gain I wonder why it would be too dark?
That throw will help the higher gain screens. Money no object? https://www.projectorscreen.com/da-l...22-2-35-1.html
For the shroud, hmm... 2 poles with weighted bases and a right angle bar at the top. A peice of fabric hanging off the bars on either side, and a peice of fabric stretched between the two bars.
Grey screens don't have a "true" gain of 2.0, because they also darken the black level.
Like the Elite Screens Cinegrey 5D with a rated gain of 1.5 is really a negative gain screen of ~0.66 gain with polarizing layer of 1.5 gain, so the net overall gain is pretty much unity 1.0 gain. Another example is the Stewart Firehawk G4 with a rated gain of 1.1, but the grey screen part is 0.83 gain, so the net gain is 0.91. Yeah I know, it's weird how screen companies rate grey screens as if they're white.
Whereas silver screens like the Vutec Silverstar or Dalite High Power, are very close to their rated gain.
That sounds like a good idea. I think I'll get some Sy-Fabrics triple black velvet, about two yards. Then I'll have a seamstress rip the fabric into fourths, and put four pockets for a dowel. That'll give an ~10 inch "shadow box."
So yeah, I kind of knew before my inquiry the grey screen probably wouldn't cut it. I'm sure it's a great screen if you got the lumens though. But their silver screen is actually a really good price. Which are usually VERY expensive for that size. Their Silver Crystal HG 2.4 gain is no where near as expensive as the Da-lite one you posted.
Planning out a projector in a non-dedicated room has been much harder than I thought!
I read that post, they used a door to door quote. That guy looks like he just got unlucky. Customs doesn't mess around, if you got illegal goods in a container, they confiscate the whole container, and good luck getting back what they effectively stole. It seems XY figured out their problem.