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Hi All,

I have been reading and reading from Mono-Price to Da-Lite from Jamestown to Epic.....I am in the process of buliding out a home theater. Quick breakdown - 12 x Open to the back, 9' ceilings, 15-16' throw,(could adjust) Sony HW50, 2 rows of seats (1st at about 11-12'), 1 window that can blackout, a 2.35:1 sounds like what I want (99% movies). I would like the biggest screen possible (at least 120"). What am I missing?? I guess my bugdet is a bit flexible but would like to stay under $1500 or so.

Thanks in advance
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http://www.seymourav.com/store.asp (their non AT stuff is under $1,500...I haven't seen one in person)

http://www.carada.com/LCD-Home-Cinema-Screen-Criterion-Projector-Screen-2-35.aspx (I've seen two of these and they are nice)

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http://www.seymourav.com/store.asp (their non AT stuff is under $1,500...I haven't seen one in person)

http://www.carada.com/LCD-Home-Cinema-Screen-Criterion-Projector-Screen-2-35.aspx (I've seen two of these and they are nice)

I was in the same boat, The Carada offers the best option, I just order the 144" 2.35:1 under $1200 shipped.. to go with my Sony HW50ES anything bigger than 144" , you may loose some brightness.. Good luck
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Does the 2.35:1 on the Sony look awsome?? Any regrets on not going 16x9??

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Hi

I auditioned screen samples from da lite and other companies and decided on what was the best for me at the time.
Many projectors later I still have the same screen.

I auditioned the Dalite high power, da mat, cinema vision, Pearlescent, mat white and maybe a few others.
I auditioned from a few other companies as well but they either were more costly or did not look as good to my eyes.

Get the screen companies to send you samples and then try them out.
You can watch on a white wall for a while while you decide.

I went with the widest viewing angle and truest colors which was the cinema vision.
Joe Kane now promotes a line for Da lite I would be interested in if I was to upgrade my screen material.

If you go over 90 inches then 3D will not be a viable option for you if you were even considering it.

Grey screens made of high contrast material make whites on the screen look grey for the sake of blocking out ambient light.
You can do better by removing sources of light yourself.

If I could do it again I would definitely go 235:1 ratio.
You get the bars on 235 material anyway with a 16:9 screen so bars on the side when watching 16:9 is about the same.

Going over a 1:1 ratio means you might get spark-lies and poor screen uniformity.
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Hi All,

I have been reading and reading from Mono-Price to Da-Lite from Jamestown to Epic.....I am in the process of buliding out a home theater. Quick breakdown - 12 x Open to the back, 9' ceilings, 15-16' throw,(could adjust) Sony HW50, 2 rows of seats (1st at about 11-12'), 1 window that can blackout, a 2.35:1 sounds like what I want (99% movies). I would like the biggest screen possible (at least 120"). What am I missing?? I guess my bugdet is a bit flexible but would like to stay under $1500 or so.

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