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post #1 of 7 Old 03-18-2012, 01:21 AM - Thread Starter
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is anyone happy with there new hp 2.4 gain white screen? is it as good as the 2.8? because i got a sample of the 2.4 and put it on my 2.8 and there was not that much of a difference....

p.s what projector are you using
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is anyone happy with there new hp 2.4 gain white screen? is it as good as the 2.8? because i got a sample of the 2.4 and put it on my 2.8 and there was not that much of a difference....

p.s what projector are you using

I like mines and I'm using a JVC RS55
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Is't the only game in town. I bought my HP when they were phasing out the 2.8 and they sent me 2.4 I realized rather quickly that something was wrong, the screen did not act exactly the way tyrg explained in his review. It did not work very well in ambient light. The surface was not smooth like he said, and it was rather thin feeling.. After a looks at the surface with a microscope it was very obvious that the screen I had been sent was not the same as my 2.8 sample. At this point the website still said 2.8 but they were shipping 2.4 and as 2.8
There is a thread on this subject with pictures.
In the end, they sent me the 2.8 and I had both side by side, the 2.4 went back. Of late there have been several complaints about 2.4 screens being blotchy or having dark lines. There were also complaint about the 2.8 on occasion.

Other than the lower gain the 2.4 has less of a drop off of gain at then end and a little less red sift off axis (less micro beads and more white emulsifier).

It is an inexpensive screen that works really well if all caveats are met proper. So as a 2.8 owner, you should be good to go.
If there is nothing wrong with you 2.8 why are you thinking of replacing it?
If yo have not washed you 2.8 you may want to do that, it will be some work but with a fantastic payoff you won't get with a new 2.4 screen.. it will be like new again!

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i ordered a 2.8, got a 2.4. I can not say I am totally happy with it. But it is the only game in town for its price. Da lite really messed up here.
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I had a 2.8 which got damaged. I had to replace it with a 2.4 and in my case I like the 2.4 better. I have 3 rows of couches and I get some gain in every seat. Some of th outer seats had no gain with the 2.8. When you consider there is a way to get the material cheaper than a piece of laminate then it becomes a no brainer.
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i have a 14 foot wide 2.4 and a 2.8 behind it. if i roll it up half way i really don't see any noticeable diff between them..image or brightness... no blotches..great screens.... fwiw
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the reason im getting a new screen is because i need a larger screen going from 92" with a sanyo z2000 to a 133" with the epson 5010
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