Great thread here folks.
I'm on the edge of making some purchases. The Epson 8350 is on the top of my list and I've determined I want one of the Monoprice 106" screens. The room is for TV, Gaming, and movies, DVD and BRay. Room will be dedicated, no windows, with first seating row of 2 at 10 feet and row of 4 seats 6 inches up and behind. Relatively small room with only 8' ceiling.
I'll have the projector ceiling mounted at the exact "no-zoom" throw distance for the projector to produce a full 106" diagonal picture, no left-right shift. The top of the screen will be 9" below the lowest point of the projector (inverted top) so there will be up-down shift.
I've gone back and forth on gray versus white and NOW I've read ALL this information on the screens with the built in mask for 2:35:1 viewing. Is the reflection from the top/bottom black bars for 2:35 format really worth the roughly $150 in price? I know, worth is relative!!!!
So, gray, white, mask, no mask ??????? THANKS in advance