Originally Posted by Quick Hands
Geoff240ti I look forward to hearing your opinions on the screen and congratulations!! In your research did you find out what type of screen material is used.
The only real information I know of is what he has told me (and now lists on his newer auctions)
Originally Posted by Jamestown
Our High Definition Cinema Quality High Contrast Gray Screen Material:
-Multi-layer PVC based material for strength and HD image quality
-Microtextured for image clarity and 60 degree wide viewing angle
-0.8 gain for high contrast and excellent blacks
Now, why did I decide on Jamestown? I considered everything from wilsonart laminate DIY, elite, all the way to a SI Black Diamond. Everyday I'd have myself talked into a different screen, wake up the next day with second thoughts.
I was ready to pull the trigger on a DIY Wilsonart. I backed out because of cost, to get the stuff locally would cost hardly much less then the jamestown (I wouldn't even save $100), but more important it would cost me time which I don't have alot of!
Then I decided against white screens all together (for now). 3 reasons why, my projector, theater room and screen use.
My projector, Optoma HD180 is said to be plenty bright, but lack blacks. High gain screens are great if your viewing distance is far, which is an option for me but I'd rather sit closer. I picked a 100" Screen and with my throw distance for my projector it should put it in the optimal spot for brightness. Gray screens are known to be dark, but with my combination I don't feel worried. I've looked at alot of screenshots with gray vs white vs silver. If done right the gray can look awesome!
The theater (section of basement) has light colored walls and roof, and for now that's how it stays. I am open to changing wall or ceiling colors.
How I'll use the screen, hopefully with some background lights on. Not always, but I don't always want to sit in the dark.
I was tempted to spend a couple thousand on a screen, but I'm going to try the cheaper alternative first until I figure out exactly what I want. If a black diamond was less I probably would of started with that route. I will consider an upgrade if I'm not happy, but I'm very hopeful about the jamestown. Google results, ebay feedback shows very very happy customers who have switched from name brand screens to jamestown.
I've got 649 (refurb projector, thanks woot) + 270(screen shipped) = $919 If I get decent results with this setup I'll be thrilled. If I spend $2500+ on a screen and wasn't totally impressed I would be pretty bummed.
It'll be late january before I get my screen.. but I'll have my monoprice and accessories4less order (can you tell I have been reading here?) in and installed by that time. Hopefully the day the screen arrives everything is up and running and i'll be posting results shortly after.