I'm looking for some help with screen material selection.
I've just purchased my first projector, a Panasonic PT-AE4000, and am looking for a screen.
My environment is as follows;
- fully light controlled
- walls/ceiling/floor are a dark palette (dedicated room)
- because of a width restriction and me wanting to go scope, my screen will be roughly 103 diagonal @ 2.35:1
- room is roughly 11'6 by 16' by 9' tall
- projector will be ceiling mounted
I'm getting confused in my reading and in talking to some local dealers. The dealers all recommend a high contrast grey screen but given my environment, I've read that matte white is probably better suited. I've read some material from ~2004-2005 era that suggests high contrast grey is the better option to help the projector with contrast/black levels, however, then I wonder if that's because back in that time period, LCD projectors were not as good as they are today in things like black level/contrast, etc. Maybe the dealers I'm speaking with haven't taken the time to update their knowledge base on today's higher contrast projectors?
I saw the Panny 4k on a matte white screen at the dealer I bought from and black levels were impressive to me so I don't know if I need it better, but maybe if I saw it better, I'd like it? But at what cost to other attributes of image quality?
I'm considering Draper right now but haven't read great things about their high contrast grey screen (hot spotting and colour uniformity not being that great). Their M1300 material seems to get better reviews.
Looking forward to any help/information you can provide. If you've got a Panny projector, that would be even better, as we'll have a closer comparison from a projector/screen point of view.