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Hi all,

I am planning to add a projector in my current home theater which currently has a 65" plasma that has been recessed in the wall along with in-wall 5.1 speakers.

Based on many reviews, I'm planning on getting the Epson 5020ub as it seems to be the best projector in the 2k-3k range.

My setup is in a basement, therefore light is controlled but we often keep some on (very little but enough to keep it soft).

So based on this, the following are the options I am looking at:

  • Wall mounted (or ceiling as I haven't decided the best approach)
  • Tension tab
  • Motorized retractable
  • Leaning toward gray for the material due to the potential light
  • Acoustically transparent material screen as my front speakers will be behind the screen
  • Weaved? Perforated?

So far, I am considering:

  • Seymour RMT-2 Enlightor 4k weaved
  • Draper Targa ClearSound Weaved
  • Steward Cabaret NanoPerf

I am looking for 114" diagonal screen and will be sitting about 12' away with a throw of 17'.

Any insight on which screen I should go with? Or maybe another model I should be considering. Any thoughts on weaved vs. perforated? Although I want quality, I don't want overkill as budget is always on my mind smile.gif

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How about a fixed frame AT screen that fits right over the recessed area where you have the TV? I only ask because with your seating distance the Seymour XD material would work fine. The only problem with the electric is: my buddy who bought my old 8500ub saw moire with the XD material (non-tilted), Seymour xd electrics aren't tilted. If you get a fixed frame they can tilt the fabric and you'll get no moire. Even if you have to go up to 130"+ to cover the hole, the 5020 can light that sized screen up. Just a thought.

My buddy bought the Enlighter 4K and said it works and looks great.....but pricey. Save the money on the screen and go for a fixed Seymour XD and use the extra money you save and upgrade to the Sony HW50???

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How about a fixed frame AT screen that fits right over the recessed area where you have the TV? I only ask because with your seating distance the Seymour XD material would work fine. The only problem with the electric is: my buddy who bought my old 8500ub saw moire with the XD material (non-tilted), Seymour xd electrics aren't tilted. If you get a fixed frame they can tilt the fabric and you'll get no moire. Even if you have to go up to 130"+ to cover the hole, the 5020 can light that sized screen up. Just a thought.

My buddy bought the Enlighter 4K and said it works and looks great.....but pricey. Save the money on the screen and go for a fixed Seymour XD and use the extra money you save and upgrade to the Sony HW50???

Good luck

I wish I could go with fixed but that was a compromise with my wife smile.gif so I can't push my luck.

The Sony does look very interesting and will have to get a demo.

As for the screens, having lens shift on the projector, do you still need to tilt the screen? I've read that the all of the screens I've listed have no moiré.
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I know with the Enlighter 4K you get no moire but not sure of the other 2 (I have no knowledge on those screens), but I'm sure you're correct.

I'm pretty sure with a Seymour XD electric screen and the HW50, because of the pixel structure, you'll get no moire. Worth looking into. That combo might save you some cash and the HW50 is a better projector, IMHO.

The 5020 is an excellent projector as well and you got to love Epson and their handling of warranty issues.
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