i'm looking to upgrade my projector (benq w7000) and screen (monoprice white 106" 16x9) screen later this year. the projector will most likely be either the jvc rs4910u or the rs57u. i'm looking to move into an acoustically transparent screen, scope format, at about 140". the method to fill the scope will most likely start off as lens memory zooming, but i'm not opposed to adding a lens later if needed. i'd just like to avoid the extra cost if possible. the room has very little to no ambient light, the little bit that might come in now and then is from the projector end of the room. 2/3 of the room from the screen out is black/darkened. i'll be rearranging the seating from 3 rows down to 2, with the first at 8' and the second (most likely main) at about 12'.
so far, i've received and tested 3 samples. i have the elune vision 4K AT, falcon screens AT, and seymour center stage XD. i have all 3 samples side by side attached to my screen with magnets and backed with black construction paper. to my eyes, all 3 seem noticeably sharper than my screen. elune is quite a bit dimmer than mine, the falcon seems about on par, and the xd is ever so slightly brighter. colors looks best on the falcon and the xd, probably since they don't suffer so much in the brightness area. i can't see weave texture on any of them, but it might be hard to on such small samples.
so i'm looking for any advice/tips/suggestions/anything else on what i should be looking at, avoiding, or thinking about. i'd probably like something that'll let me keep as much brightness as possible, since the jvc's don't seem to be among the brightest out there, but i've not seen one in person. avoiding visible texture is also important. i realize 8' is probably close for such a large size and i could probably bump each row back about another 2', but i'd like to keep them at those distances if possible. i'm open to hearing anything you guys/gals might have for me, thanks!