And the weird thing is...Chris is a police officer. Have you ever met a cop who tries to be funny? A pitiful thing indeed.
I have not bought any PlasTex material, but helped Nils and Colin build their screens. Nils special ordered some 5' x 10' pieces direct from the mfgr. I believe that either Home Depot or Lowe's carries the regular 4' x 8' size. I just checked their web sites and can't find a listing for it. Here is the manufacturer's (Parkland Plastics) web site: http://www.parklandplastics.com/residential.htm Note that it says some Lowe's stores have it. Call your local Lowes and ask.
"Catch Me If You Can" got a 96 rating on RottenTomatoes.com which is one of the highest I've ever seen there. Granted, it's not the ultimate say of a movies worth but I enjoyed it. I just hope Hank is wrong and you do have a sense of humor.
Did the PlasTex material have the pebble finish on one side and flat on the other? If so, I used some of this material several years ago to paint a business sign. I recall that the reverse side (on which I painted) was very inconsistent... not very smoot/flat. For my purposes it worked fine. But I'm wondering if that's the same material that you guys used. If so, I'd hesitate in using it for FPTV-- I just didn't think the surface was very even.
NIck_h-- if this is the same stuff, my Home Depot or Lowes had it in their shower enclosures area.
I may have just answered my own question-- some of the posts over at AVSForum indicate that the sheets may be VERY thin... there is talk about it being rolled/bent and needing a substrate support and that one side is glossy. The Parkland "pebble front" plastic I bought is thick enough to not need additional support, and it couldn't possibly be rolled. I think the pebble front material is Plas-Tex. The stuff people are using for screens is called (Plas-Tex) Poly-Wall. That sound right?
Here's a quote from AVScience forum a PlasTex thread:
"Yes, its white, bright white, not any detectible shade of gray. Its probably pretty close to 6500 degrees K. I suppose it might subjectively appear somewhat gray or red if something around 10,000 degrees K white were compared directly to it. I use the textured glossy side myself, but, apparently others use the non-textured matte side. Compared to blackout cloth I find the image brighter and more focused with more vivid color. I previously used a Draper M2500 material Clarion screen and I prefer the PP because there is no hotspotting. (lower gain though)"
and another post:
Parkland Plastics UPC #: 637553000012 Home Depot SKU is: #179-646 Lowes SKU is: #72405