I went to see their showroom and have to say this - I finally found my screen!
For the past several years, I've searched and contemplated which screen to own. I knew what I wanted but just couldn't find it. With white walls and little ambient lighting in my room, I wanted some sort of combination or mix of gray material, high gain in nature, similar to an old Optoma graywolf screen I used before, but without the visible sheen, sparkles, and grainy texture. I've seen plenty of screens - from Firehawk to Black Diamond to DNP; as a matter of fact, I almost settled with a DNP purchase recently.
A couple of months back, I bought this nice cool toy, called LG PF1500. It's portable, feature-rich, and best part of all, it's LED and inexpensive. I couldn't complain much, except for that below average native CR, similar to that of yesteryear dlp/lcd projectors. Although it's really much more than that, and I thought this would make a nice placeholder for TV/movie streaming while I wait for that next big purchase - a 4K, high lumen and CR one...well, you got the picture
I know this pj would match well with a gray screen. I visited the DNP showroom a month ago and was determined to buy their 08-85 screen. I was 90% convinced by this, even if it were to cost me more than 2.5 times the price of what I paid for with the LG. I figured anyway that it'll go for the long term...plus, it works for 4k-images as well.
Just as I was about to pull the trigger for that screen, I stumbled by Micro-lite and found out later that it was nearby my place. I called Michael, who I found extremely pleasant and accommodating, and spent roughly an hour to see his products.
He had two samples displayed on the wall - a 3.0 gain 65% ambient light-rejecting screen and 85% one (forgot the gain). He says the former is suited for hometheater, while the latter more towards commercial use. While we spent more time with the 65% version, I couldn't help but stare at the other screen coz it looked like plasma on a wall, even with fluorescent lights on.
With the 65% version, the one major attribute that captured my attention was how colors were rendered beautifully on this screen. There was such clarity and color vibrancy in those images especially when lights were turned off. Brightness was quite uniform across the area and there were no hints of sheens and sparkles. Side to side viewing didn't seem to exhibit any light drop off as well. When asked if I could use my LG on the 110" screen, I was stunned by the overall result which left me that plasma impression. Eh, all of a sudden my pj looked like twice and a half the price I paid for, it turned out. It was that impressive. In fact, the DNP seemed so dull-looking now, by comparison, from visual memory. Although, I think both didn't exemplify the kind of bluish tint that I got so used to seeing in most gray screens, they both deserve another look.
Anyway, it's my initial impression but I anticipate someone to give a more thorough and in-depth review soon. Once I attempt another visit, I hope to spend more time and have a much closer look into their texture, viewing angle, placement, and whatnot. But for now, I believe Michael has a gem right here that's worth a look.