Originally Posted by Bigotis
I'm new to this area of home theater and need some advice. I am going to be purchasing a lightly used Optima HD180 for about 400-500 dollars, I think this is a good deal. What would be a good inexpensive screen for this projector? Any advice is appreciated, it will be in a room that the light can be controlled.
Please do note: When one says the light can be controlled, this also means the walls, ceiling, and floor within at least 5ft of the screen are a dark color, preferably Black..
When you shine a projector on a white screen, the screen becomes the light source. That light then reflects off the light walls and ceiling back on to the screen washing out the image.
For folks to help you with your choice they need to know.
Diag size of screen your are looking for.
Fixed frame, electric or manual pull down
Type of content .. sport, gaming, movies, HD TV..etc
Color of room as per above and if it can or can not be corrected.
Acoustic transparent (will the speakers be behind the screen) or not.