hey guys, been lurking forever and this place is always great to find my answer. truth is, this is the first time i haven't been able to find my answer just by searching.
anyway, i'm looking for a new electric screen with the following:
-grey screen material (0.8-1.2gain preferred)
-IR control or trigger input (i want it to roll down 'automatically'. so either by programming into my harmony one, or the trigger)
-bonus if it's AT, not necessary though, especially if it's 100"
-budget price, so far the screens i've been looking at have been under 400.
the screens i've been looking at(and none of which satisfy ALL my wants)
Elunevision luna pro cinema grey 106":http://www.eastporters.com/PDF/Luna/brocheur.pdf
-doesn't have drop adjustment
Antra electric 106": http://www.amazon.ca/Antra-Electric-Motorized-106-Projection/dp/B004ECN6U6/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1358619311&sr=8-4
-white screen, only RF.
Elite Screens ELECTRIC100H-A1080P2: http://www.amazon.ca/Elite-Screens-ELECTRIC100H-A1080P2-Spectrum-Projection/dp/B00934CQ1K/ref=sr_1_8?ie=UTF8&qid=1358580078&sr=8-8
Elite Screens ELECTRIC100H: http://www.amazon.ca/Elite-Screens-ELECTRIC100H-Spectrum-Projection/dp/B000YTRFEG/ref=sr_1_5?ie=UTF8&qid=1358619416&sr=8-5
Vision HD VHD-E100: http://www.visionhd.ca/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=37&products_id=934
-only RF. don't know if it has a trigger input, don't know if it has drop adjustment, don't know much about it really at all.
background on the use:
Projector: Epson HC720.
Room: about 15'x25'. first row seating is about 12ft from screen, second row about 20ft. The av gear is all located behind the screen, speakers are as well, but can be placed just off to the side if needed. It's in the basement, with good light control, dark carpet, medium dark brown walls, but a white ceiling. excuse the mess, there's still some things 'under construction' but here's a quick pic to give you the idea. the screen will be location just in front of the tv, mounted under the 'drop section'.
i've been using a manual 1.0gain white 120" screen for a few years and i'm not very happy at all with the blacks. VERY bright imo. i've messed around with hanging up a grey sheet and honestly prefer the picture on the sheet than the screen without even doing any more calibration. so based on this, i'm pretty confident that i do want a grey screen. right now this pushes me towards the elunevision if i have to make a compromise. i figure it's at least a well known budget screen, and the only thing i'm giving up is the 'one touch' operation. but before i order, i want to make sure i haven't overlooked something. all of the screens i listed beat the elunevision in at least one way(better price, drop adjustment, etc). starting to think i waited too long to replaced my old white screen, the grey screens used to be so much easier to find. and elunevisions USED to have the drop adjustment as well. grr
anyway, any help you can offer is greatly appreciated