First off, thank you to the mods and managers of this site, such a wealth of valuable information that I've learned a lot from in the last few days.
My main question is, What type of screen should I buy?
I just recently received a brand new, JVC DLA-X55R projector. From the reviews I've read, this thing is a monster! I don't want to ruin this opportunity by going cheap on a screen, so my local home theater professional has recommended a SI Black Diamond screen.
Here is what I want to accomplish, I want to have a great picture, 100" 16;9. But I don't want to have to turn my lights off every time I use it. I've been told the Black Diamond reduces ambient light and I will receive a bright fantastic image if I go this route.
I've had a heck of a time trying to find a second opinion in the city I live in, went to 3 different A\V stores today and not one of them have heard of Black Diamond screens.
The unit will be used in the basement, there are two windows, both covered with blinds. All the walls are white, including the ceiling. The height of the ceiling where I'm mounting the projector and wanting to put the screen is only 6'6", so it's somewhat low.
I'm hoping I can get some more experienced opinions and help, thank you for taking the time to read this and hopefully provide me some insight.
Also if it's possible you may want to paint the walls and ceiling a darker color. That will help with keeping light from reflecting back to the screen.
Thanks for the helpful advice. I also posted in the screen forum but I've received more responses here!
I went with the Black Diamond 1.4 gain 100" screen. Had a technician come by to analyze what I want to accomplish, it was well worth the 1 hour of labor it cost me.
Next decision now is the 40' HMDI cable I need, lol. I've been told UltraLink is the way to go, but wow, $200 bucks! That wasn't in much budget.
Do I really need to spend that much or can I go with a regular HDMI for $80.
My gear: Epson 6030 with a Carada screen, Oppo 103D, Marantz 8802A, JTR Triple 12 LCR, JBL 8340 sides and surrounds and Totem Mask6.5s overhead for Atmos. Dual sealed SI HT18D2 subs driven by a Peavey IPR7500 and some aura shakers underneath. Experimenting with Roomie Remote to make it all work.
Redmere as mentioned above for $50:
If you let your installer make the recs you will almost certainly be bankrupt by the time they are done with you.
Most likely you are referring to the Stewart Firehawk screen !
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