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Choosing the right screen and receiver

Discussion in 'Displays' started by cole77, Feb 10, 2013.

  1. cole77

    cole77 Auditioning

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    Guys, Thank you so much for all the previous input and help. After going back and forth between epson 3020 and benq 1070. I settled on Benq w1070. My room is 21 feet deep and the throw distance is 11 feet, my screen size is 120 and all thesennumbers come in line based on the projextor central calculator According to the calculator if i set the projector at 12'3" throw (which i can) i can go as high as 135 diagonal screen So my questions is would going for 135 be better, it looks fine from a seat at 19 feet distance which is within the recommended seating distance (14 to 21 feet) And whether 120 or 135 what brand would you recommend if i want to stay under $300 I saw a mustang and elite brand but not familiar with either (first time setting a home theater) I was able to get a good blackout inside the room with suede curtains Thankmyou in advance
     
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    Mustang and Elite are the same screen material. Just two different company/distribution channels.
     
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    Would you recommend a different brand
     
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    I have no knowledge of Elite screens. There are a bunch of brands out there. I typically deal with AT screens...and most of the time I could care less which brand I get for a client as long as I get it when I'm supposed to. But electric AT screens aren't cheap...and nobody makes a crappy one. I see rave reviews for the Favi(Ebay) screens. It is kinda like buying house paint. Are you comfortable with a paint that sells for $18/gallon...or do you buy the paint at $35/gallon...
     
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    Very happy with my Elite: [​IMG] Center speaker stand by Kadath, on Flickr Jason Chareton and I installed it in a little over an hour.
     
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    Thanks Sam, I see thait there are different kinds with elite, max matte, max white, spectrum, vmax2 etc. any one in particular that would work the best with 3d projector?
     
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    I went with basic grey, 1.0 gain. I don't have a lot of experience with direct comparisons between materials. I matched up with what has worked well for me before (I had a greywolf rollup). Personally I think people put too much stock in trying to get the best or perfect screens and can pay 3x what I paid to do it. I'm happy with the results and that's really all that matters to me. YMMV!!!! http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000GEAD8O/ref=oh_details_o00_s00_i00
     
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    Screens are very much a personal preference type thing. For my 3D setups I sure like basic Matte White best. But I admit Grey screens sem to eek out a a litle better blacks for sure. What color are your walls and cieling?
     
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    Walls and ceilings are white
     
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    With white walls and cielings? Lumens are your best friend...... Becareful, higher gain screens have a sort of sheen effect that tends to hot spot. If you can darken the walls and cielings just 3' out from the screen, it gives 95+ Percent performance of a completely black room. No great answers on this, screen preferences come with experiences with different screen materials.
     

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