Originally Posted by danielrg
I like resurrecting threads on the exact topic rather than starting another. You get the backstory, other opinions, etc.
I'm comparing Carada and Screen Innovations. I can get the SI screen from a local A/V dealer, from whom I am getting a lot of other gear for my theater.
I'd be willing to spend a couple hundred more for about the same thing with the local dealer to get local support.
-Carada BW criterion 110" 16:9 screen (1.4 gain but really 1.1 to 1.2 from what most say) - $901
-Screen Innovations Performance 16:9 Solar 4K 1.3 gain ($1299 + tax)
-Screen Innovations 16:9 Pure 4K 1.3 gain (haven't priced - I think this is wayyy out of my price range but I'm not sure- think it only comes with their zero edge frames)
So - what does it come down to? The EXACT same question the original poster (OP) had. Except before any arguments he said he was going with the SI screen.
Dr Zaus - Why did you pick the SI over the Carada? Was it performance, or something else? Sounds like you decided from the screen samples. What set them apart?
At this point if they were the same performance, I'd pick Carada. I won't pay $400 more to get it locally.
How about the Carada Criterion frame versus the SI Performance frame? How do they compare?
Funny - I'm actually ready to buy my screen... 1.5 years later. And I am having the same dilemma. Then I find my own attempt to "resurrect" this thread... I'll try again, still think it's better than a new thread. But I'll try that next.
I have samples of the Carada CCW, and the Carada BW. I like the pop of the BW, but I don't like the red/yellow color casting. That turned me off from it. I suppose calibration could compensate but... I much preferred the color balance of the Carada CCW.
I also have a sample from SI of the Pure White 1.3. THAT is a a beautiful screen material. Great pop, but maintains excellent color accuracy, from what I can see. Just like the CCW color accuracy, but just brighter, no color cast.
I don't have a sample of the Solar 4K 1.3 gain material. I'm hoping the performance is similar to the Pure White 1.3. If it was, I'd get it.
1-I can get the CCW is about $700
2-Solar 4K screen is about $1300
3-Pure White 1.3 is about $2000
4-Stewart Studiotek 130 is about $2700
Anyone compared all these? Again I have #1
. Anyone compared #1
is the sweet spot in price if I want the extra pop of 1.3 gain (which I think I do... but then there's the sparkles...)