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post #1 of 6 Old 01-06-13, 02:44 PM Thread Starter
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DIY Screen from projector central

Hi all.

Happy New Year and all that.

Loooong time no see. Its called life I guess.

Anyways, I am still holding on to my trustworthy SONY VPL HS60 (soon going for lamp number three), but the other day I was checking out projector central of what new on the projector arena.

To my surprise they had a story about DIY screen.

http://www.projectorcentral.com/paint_perfect_screen_$100.htm

They claim that a specific paint "out of the can" surpasses STEWARD STUDIOTEK 100. A Sherwin-Williams ProClassic Smooth Enamel Satin Extra White, # B20 W 51.

Have you guys measured this paint and is there any merrit to the claim that the STEWARD STUDIOTEK 130 is "better" than the paint?

As I have my "bat-cave" total pitch black all walls and cielings and floors total black I am wondering if my 120" titanium white matte acryllic artist paint DIY screen is good enough?

Do you have any thoughts on the Projector-Central article otherwise?
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post #2 of 6 Old 01-06-13, 03:53 PM
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Re: DIY Screen from projector central

With all due respect to projector central site, after reading the article i have to say:

Guys, let it be....you do not have it!!
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post #3 of 6 Old 01-07-13, 09:24 AM
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Re: DIY Screen from projector central

Quote:
mechman wrote: View Post
I think it would probably be best of PJCentral stuck to just projectors.
+1.

To be honest, from a site of that calibre, i would expect a more scientific approach like:


http://www.hometheatershack.com/foru...#axzz2HDI8AOE2


instead of the use of catchy nouns such:

''Dull images, vibrant colors, If you want to get the best picture possible from a top quality projector, you want either the Stewart Studiotek 130, or a similar product...''



Not to mention ''wisdom'' like:

''As far as finishes go, conventional wisdom holds that flat latex is the best option for a home theater screen. This was not our experience. It is certainly true that any high gloss finish creates a bad glare that makes the picture unwatchable. But a flat or matte finish is almost as bad. It produces a dull image that does not have the contrast or color saturation of a professional projection screen.''


So, let it be (bis).....i 'll stick to conventional wisdom and let the guys of projector central to use satin finish!!!


What is a dull image? What's the opposite?

A workaholic image?
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post #4 of 6 Old 01-07-13, 12:19 PM Thread Starter
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Re: DIY Screen from projector central

Thx guys, glad to see I still have some know how left that you guys rubbed of on to me.

But Mech, whatever happened to the measurements done on Steward canvas? i am sure you did some years ago.
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post #5 of 6 Old 01-07-13, 12:31 PM Thread Starter
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Re: DIY Screen from projector central

Found it. Sorry about that.
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post #6 of 6 Old 01-07-13, 05:33 PM
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Re: DIY Screen from projector central

Hi Robert!!! Glad to have you back!

The Sherwin-Williams ProClassic series B20 used in that article is indeed a good paint in that it rolls on like a dream and flows out to a very smooth finish. However, as already stated by Yiannis the article was sadly lacking in objective details, and the 'Extra White' base is not as bright as some other white paints. The satin base hasn't hot spotted for me in the white color or in a N8 neutral gray, but others have complained of it doing so. Don't know what's up with that.

My guess is that you should stay with your current screen, the SW paint might even give you a worse image.

BTW, did you ever send Mech or myself a sample of your screen paint to measure?
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