I'm planning on purchasing the new Optoma HD20 in the near future, but want to wait until end of Sep to see if any other 1080p projectors come out around that same price-point. However, I'm having a hard time figuring out what to look for in a screen and was hoping for some guidance.
My room is roughly 12x15 (8ft ceilings) and I am thinking of going with a screen somewhere around 100" diag. I'm planning on testing that size out on the wall to make sure I like the size before purchasing the screen.
The room has no windows / full light control. I'll be painting the room/ceiling soon, planning on a darker color (dark brown is the leading candidate for paint atm).
This room will be used for movies, video-gaming, and some sports viewing. Since the room isn't used for anything else I'm planning on a permanent screen.
Lastly, I need to do this on a bit of a budget. So with all this in mind, what sort of screen should I be looking at? I'm pretty new to this, and not even sure where to start. Does the projector dictate white or grey screen, room color, etc? Just hoping for any info, links, specific suggestions, etc etc. Thanks all
EDIT: Did some more investigating, and I'm wondering if a gray screen would be better for me (assuming I stick with the HD20). Based on Balagee's review, "with black levels not so good" (in the uner $3000 forum) with this projector it sounds like gray screen will help with that? Am I correct in thinking this?