Originally Posted by bdht
Can't buy a blacker screen anyway so paintings the only option. But idk... the screens 50% of the display and impacts image quality in several areas. If you're not spending much on the projector I wouldnt expect you to be interested in a 4k screen, but if you're spending 3k+, it should be an attractive option. I would be suprised if any painted material performs as well as an ST100, alot of engineering went into that material and advanced manufacturing is needed to make it. They're generally 3k for typical screen sizes and there's a used market as well. The parallax at 4k provides a similarly matte and artifact free surface with the added bonus of above/below light rejection and shifting contrast for improved black levels, well worth the price. The screens invisible with these materials, I think alot of people dont realize how grainy and flat the cheaper materials make the image look, a pixel should look solid and uniform, not like a little pile of sand.
Yes...maybe a lot do not know....until someone lets them know. Gosh Dude.....I was painting "Invisible" screen surfaces back in 2003, and getting them compared to Stewart 130s on all aspects....and guess what...the ST130 was NOT as smooth a surface back then. The proper painting of a screen delivered smoother, more superior images than virtually ANY Mfg screen, making 720p and 1080i & 1080p images look like they came from a CRT. Believe it! It's all of it AVS history.
All the nice things you say about the Stewart I've been helping Members achieve for over 17 years. And I betcha a bunch were even less confident that you at first.
One needs only to want it, listen to, and accept my advice and help and they WILL succeed. Otherwise...I'd'a been forgotten History long before the last Decade was out...the one before this last one. And I'm not alone. There are several others on the Forum who have stayed the course...with varied and various approaches. Some advanced...some simple.
Lemmie put it this way....I've been eating the Lunch of $3-$5K Mfg Screens for years...and showing other totally inept NOOBs how to do likewise, with such screens achieving surfaces that were "HD" and "4K Ready" long before any of the Screen Mfg took up those ideals. And it's not made me popular with the Mfg Screen advocates on here...or the Mfg. But those who go into DIY with a open mind and a willingness to try virtually always come away happier than they ever thought possible.
That has been...is...and always will be the only thing that matters.