I think I've narrowed down my choice now to the Elite VMAX120XWH2 which I can find for under $500 or the Visual Apex VAPEX9120SE which I can find for about $350. I'm leaning toward the Elite as it looks to have a better viewing angle and I've read more positive reviews on it as well. Does anyone have any experience with either of these screens?
I'm really hoping that I can find a screen that works fairly well with ambient light in the room. I have a couple windows behind my seating as well as a handful of lights in the room and one will usually be on when watching TV or sports.
I received my W1070 yesterday and got it quickly setup in a temporary location so I could test it out. I'm currently throwing it onto a light gray wall and it's around the 120" size maybe a little bigger. I threw on Iron Man 2 and then watched a couple shows last night. The picture is definitely gorgeous, this PJ looks pretty good right out of the box, but the lighting is affecting the picture. Primarily the dark scenes are the problem when light is coming through the windows, even with the blinds drawn. Now I will be putting new shades in with a pull down blackout screen behind them, but I still will want to use my PJ with the windows open from time to time. I know the picture is always going to look best with the shades drawn, but I'm hoping to find a screen that will help my viewing ability when they are open.
Current HT components:
Yamaha Aventage RX-A2000
Elite Screens VMAX2 106" electric 16:9 1.1 gain
PSB Imagine B fronts, PSB Imagine C center, Boston Acoustic surrounds
Logitech Harmony Ultimate