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I'm considering these two screens a Carada Brilliant White and a Da Lite Cinema Vision. Any thoughts on these two? They are not to far in price range. I heard that Da Lite was the better screen. Both will work for me.
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Carada is uncoated PVC. Da-Lite has an optical coating.

No optical coating = no flaws. Optical coating can enhance image.

I'll bet you cant tell the difference in the image. Both make high quality frames. Just pick one. 1.3 gain is all the same.
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Carada is uncoated PVC. Da-Lite has an optical coating.

No optical coating = no flaws. Optical coating can enhance image.

I'll bet you cant tell the difference in the image. Both make high quality frames. Just pick one. 1.3 gain is all the same.

Thanks, guess ill just go with the cheaper screen. I think Carada may be cheaper by $150 for the screen that I want.
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I'm a happy customer of the Carada Brilliant White........

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choosing the right screen depends on the characteristics of the projector to be used (i.e. native brightness and contrast), the amount of ambient light that will typically be present, the color of the walls/ceilings/rugs, whether or not there are exposed reflective surfaces such as windows and mirrors, and the width of the viewing area. Since none of these conditions were stated, it would be difficult to respond meaningfully to the poster's question.
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choosing the right screen depends on the characteristics of the projector to be used (i.e. native brightness and contrast), the amount of ambient light that will typically be present, the color of the walls/ceilings/rugs, whether or not there are exposed reflective surfaces such as windows and mirrors, and the width of the viewing area. Since none of these conditions were stated, it would be difficult to respond meaningfully to the poster's question.

Everything is black, ceiling, walls, and carpet. Using the RS55
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Let me lengthen my sentence. "I'm a happy customer of the Carada Brilliant White with the JVC RS20 in a bat cave"........

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Let me lengthen my sentence. "I'm a happy customer of the Carada Brilliant White with the JVC RS20 in a bat cave"........

I'm leaning that way
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I'm leaning that way

you'll appreciate the extra gain, should you go with a bigger screen. You can always close down the lens aperture if it's too bright in normal lamp mode. Plus I'm sure the 55 will be awesome for black levels HAVE FUN!

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Are there budget reasons limiting you to those two manufacturers?

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Are there budget reasons limiting you to those two manufacturers?

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My budget is $1200 for a screen. I have a da lite HP 2.4 screen, but I watch more movies in general, so I didn't like how it raised black levels. I want a good screen for 2D that is between 1.2-1.4 gain basically. I'm getting the RS55, so I should have enough lumens. I want a fixed frame cinemascope screen between 112-115 inches or a 120in 16:9.
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I got my Carada BW 115" 2.40:1 screen for around $730....that was with free shipping for the summer....maybe they can honor the free shipping. This was the 'precision' frame, and not the criterion, although the black border on the precision is still very nice! I think that AVS sells Carada now...maybe give them a call???

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My budget is $1200 for a screen. I have a da lite HP 2.4 screen, but I watch more movies in general, so I didn't like how it raised black levels. I want a good screen for 2D that is between 1.2-1.4 gain basically. I'm getting the RS55, so I should have enough lumens. I want a fixed frame cinemascope screen between 112-115 inches or a 120in 16:9.

Given all the variables and goals and budgets stated, a Da-Snap with Cinema Vision material sounds like your best choice. The RS55 may start out at 1300ANSI, but calibrated it will be less and it will fall off at the rate of about 50% over the first 400 hours or so. Given this and given your desire for a large screen, you will definitely need to have some gain. Cinema Vision is 1.3. If you intend to watch much 3D, you may want to bump up to a higher gain material.
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Given all the variables and goals and budgets stated, a Da-Snap with Cinema Vision material sounds like your best choice. The RS55 may start out at 1300ANSI, but calibrated it will be less and it will fall off at the rate of about 50% over the first 400 hours or so. Given this and given your desire for a large screen, you will definitely need to have some gain. Cinema Vision is 1.3. If you intend to watch much 3D, you may want to bump up to a higher gain material.

I don't plan on watching a lot of 3D like last year. But they would the cinema vision be better than the Carada BW. I hear nothing but good things about the BW, but the cinema vision is supposed to be a better screen. Just want to know why
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Blee read reviews below to understand what makes a good screen
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I've had a 102" cinema vision for 7+ years. Recently I upgraded my PJ to an RS 40 and moved the seating closer to the screen at about 11 feet. When I moved closer to the screen (had been about 15 feet away) I began noticing texture in the screen in bright areas of the image that is very distracting.

I requested a sample of BW from Carada to see if it would resolve the "texture" issue. It did -- I no longer could see the grainy texture. Although it's hard to tell with a sample size of about 1 sf, it appeared the BW was slightly less bright than the CV.

I'm still evaluating other options and the BW sample but I can tell you that at least for the design of the CV from circa 2004, the Carada BW solved the one problem I had with it. Obviously, it is possible that DaLite has improved the CV screen material since 2004.
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