DIY Granddad (w/help)
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: Byhalia, Mississippi. Waaaay down in the Bottoms
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A great many have, I'm sure...we just don't feel that BOC alone can measure up under any comparison to a well coated Light reflective gray surface. BOC comes in at .85 gain, and while that actually helps to keep contrast (black levels) at a decent point, it does nothing to maintain the dynamics of Colors or white levels.
Many people construct BOC screens then paint them. Still others purchase a 'el Cheapo retractable and paint them as well. Simply put, you'll not find a high performance Mfg Screen that employs High Contrast material at the price point that Elite is coming in at, and certainly the BOC screen falls pretty short "as is".
Obviously your budget is a real consideration, and if going DIY as we advocate isn't in your cards, I'd steer you away from the BOC version and tell you to get the Elite. If it falls a bit short, then later all you'd have to consider is applying a DIY coating.
BTW, for as long as that vendor has been on the big "A"....to only have 2 reviews seems a little anemic. Wouldn't surprise me if those "reviews" are self-provided. That's quite common on "A" ya know. On here we rely on real reviews from actual end users who have accomplished something special.
I'm just sayin'.