Originally Posted by ThomasAquinas /forum/post/16991267
I'm not a home theater guru or anything of the sort. However, i do want the best image for my epson 6500ub. I've been using just a white paint but i know this is like a big no no. Anyway i want something that isnt going to wash out my image and ruin color saturation. I've been reading a little about screen goo, but i don't know how it stacks up against a mixed paint like black widow. Anyway i was hoping you guys could help as a lot of you ARE home theater gurus. Should i order screen goo? Or mix some paint myself. Thanks for the help.
You don't mention a few important facts that helps all of our esteemed selves conjure up something for you to consider that is a bit more impressive than the status goo....er, quo.
Goo is expensive....and works best if sprayed. There is that to consider..... Take heed of a good DIY solution, and you can buy a great Spray Rig and still save money over the original cost of Goo.
DIY applications just as good or better than GOO have existed before, during, and after that product's inception, and the most expensive of those still falls far short of Goo's expense. The majority of them will be above reproach if sprayed, some are excellent even if simply rolled.
You "could mix" some paint yourself....but unless your considering getting into "developer mode", I might suggest you take a few suggestions.
Let's narrow down the field.
You have a 6500ub. Good PJ. Above average native contrast. Exceptional Dynamic contrast. Offers it's most detail rendering when minimum implementation of the Iris is practiced. Brightness is higher though, so the use of a appropriate shade of Gray is advisable to achieve pleasing Black levels without undue/virtually any crushing of Whites.
You been using a white wall. Your already used to a contrasty image, one whose white are undoubtedly almost "too bright" unless your running in Low Lamp Economy mode.
"Washing out" isn't what you really mean...that pertains to a screen's image losing contrast, with blacks going to a light gray and colors looking almost "Pastel-like" because the level of ambient...or the presence of directed lighting is overpowering the projected lumens coming from the PJ.
Your used to a brilliant image, and desire better blacks, but you do not want your image to take on a "Dull, grayish looking Whites and crushed, non saturated looking Colors"
So tell us more about your room.
Desired size of Screen
PJ Throw distance
Light Controlled? (...no windows or adequate shades?)
Area lighting (lamps-Cans)to be employed during showtime?
Ceiling color directly over the screen?
With all those answers, virtually any regular on DIY Screens can suggest a solution "as good or better" than Goo "performance" wise. ALL of 'em would be 1/2 as expensive or less...some....ridiculously less.
Give DIY the chance it deserves...save money....take more credit..
...and get exceptional results.
Sound great? Then answer those questions already!!!
You've got a great PJ. Let get you settled into a great screen before next weekend. (22nd-23rd) or sooner !