Hi all... I'm finally about to pull the trigger on a VERY long awaited upgrade.
First off, details of my 'theater room'... My current projector is a very dated Sanyo PLC-XP41.
It's a light cannon at 3300 Lumens. Only does 1024x768. (I said it was dated!)
My current screen size is 98" measured horizontally, 16' throw.
Black out material for screen, with a 3" black velvet border.
My home is of the 'open-concept' design, and the family room is open to the kitchen, so it receives
a good amount of ambient light. Walls are tan, ceiling is flat white.
During daylight hours, the room is fairly dark, and movies are very watchable.
All that said, I'm not terribly unhappy with what I have, but it's way past time to upgrade to
1080p with 3D thrown in for good measure. Since I have a decent budget, I'm leaning towards
the Epson 5020UB. I considered the JVC RS45, but I just don't think it's got the output I'll need during
the day. Main thing I'd really like to get is decent blacks. With the ambient light I have, and the reading I've
done, it seems that a gray screen is in order. Can anyone recommend a good gray screen that won't break
the bank... say around $300-$500?? I'm also open to any other suggestions.
I did search around, but everyone has a different setup, requirements, and needs, so I thought I'd
start my own thread...