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A friend of mine just moved into a new house and he's getting a projector and screen to go with his sound system. He's stuck between a JVC RS4810 and the Epson 6020. He wants to be able to watch sports and TV with SOME ambient light in the room. The room IS light controlled, but he doesn't always want it dark as a cave in the room to watch TV shows and such with his family. He's leaning more towards the JVC but he's isn't sure if it's bright enough. He wants a 120 inch, 16:9 screen. I suggested a black diamond screen. He likes the borderless or "Zero Edge" look as Screen Innovations calls it. Any other screens like the black diamond zero edge screen? What do you suggest?

Also on SI's website, the screen size for the zero edge black diamond screen only goes up to 115 inches in the 16.9 form. Is that the maximum size for the screen? Any other similar screens that don't scatter light throughout the room and reject ambient light like the black diamond that you guys may suggest?
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Similar screens you may want to also look at include the DNP Supernova Blade and Firehawk G4
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Similar screens you may want to also look at include the DNP Supernova Blade and Firehawk G4

Thank you. The DNP Supernova Blade has my attention. I posted in another thread about it. Do you know if it does as well with not scattering light as the BD? I saw a video demonstration where a BD screen was moved in front of a conventional screen that was lighting up the dark room, ceilings etc. The BD screen didn't light up the ceiling or room nearly as much with reflected light. That's one of the biggest things he's looking for.
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A JVC and and a Stewart G4 are a match made in Heaven...especially for not wanting a dark cave all of the time.

I have a JVC RS56 and Stewart G3 and I have no problem watching the big screen in daylight situations in my living room! Definitely not a dark cave.
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AFAIK the dnp screens are the best high contrast screens with good light rejecting properties and least screen artifacts, but also the priciest. The BD screens have a quite course grainy texture that some find bothersome. I would suggest to try to see the screens or at least screen samples before buying. High contrast screens are not for everyone due to their inherent artifacts.
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A JVC and and a Stewart G4 are a match made in Heaven...especially for not wanting a dark cave all of the time.

I have a JVC RS56 and Stewart G3 and I have no problem watching the big screen in daylight situations in my living room! Definitely not a dark cave.

Does the Stewart G4 screen come in 16:9 at 120 inches and does it have a "borderless" option?
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AFAIK the dnp screens are the best high contrast screens with good light rejecting properties and least screen artifacts, but also the priciest. The BD screens have a quite course grainy texture that some find bothersome. I would suggest to try to see the screens or at least screen samples before buying. High contrast screens are not for everyone due to their inherent artifacts.

Yeah, that's the trade off I'm reading. 2 things I personally am not fond of with the DNP screen is how you have to drill holes in it to mount it, and it only comes in a .8 gain and 2.7 or whatever it is. No 1.3 gain material or anything. That would have been perfect.
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Does the Stewart G4 screen come in 16:9 at 120 inches and does it have a "borderless" option?

Yes and sort of...looks like a 1-1/2" border versus their larger deluxe border:
http://www.stewartfilmscreen.com/residential/products/fixed_screens/luxus_screenwall/luxus_screenwall_residential.html

And I stand corrected by Mark Robinson here in the forums. He said it can be ordered in a wrap-around style in that size. smile.gif
Thanks Mark!
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JVC RS56 and a Stewart FireHawk G3 (G3 has about a 1.25 gain) The G4 is stated to have 1.1 gain I believe.

Living Room drapes closed but ambient light coming from everywhere else!!

about 10:30am - commercials in-between 2014 Tournament of Roses parade:





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In your screen shots with the RS56 and Firehawk G3, is the lamp in High or Low mode?
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Low. Only put it in high for 3D (active) movies.
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What is your screen diagonal size and your throw distance?
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120" diagonal

Throw distance is 13.5 feet max
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Very cool. How is the Stewart Firehawk screen at reflecting light back into the room? Does it keep the room dark or does it reflect light back into the room? Hard to tell from the pics since the screen isn't adjacent to walls or the ceiling.
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It does reflect light back but I never really noticed how much or measured it. Seems fine to me.
Is that a concern? All the walls and floor are white. It is a super tall ceiling that is sloped.
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