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I'm looking for a "medium" priced 109" wide screen for a JVC RS-4810. This will be a dedicated room painted in Rosco black velour with flat black carpeting, no ambient lighting. Ceiling about 8 feet high, wall about 119" wide. Will be seated about 11 feet back (I know it's closer than recommended, but I want a cinematic, immersive experience). I am going either 2:35 or 2:05. I do watch plenty of 16:9 movies and sometimes it just looks a bit small at 2:35 despite CIH as I have been projecting against a white wall since getting the projector last week.
On any rate, I have been looking hard at the Carada screens the last couple of days. Not sure if Brilliant White or Cinema White would be best here. Not ruling out the Seymour Glacier White either although I have heard little about that screen but it is a 1.3 gain and I am not sure if that is a bit too high. From what I have been reading, I probably want to stick to 1.0 to 1.2 tops.
For me, deep blacks are important as I coming from Panasonic VT60 plasma. But I still want nice contrast. I've heard lower gain helps with blacks, but I've seen others disagree too. One concern of going with a 1.0 gain is that as the bulb fades, it might be a bit too dim, but given how dark the room will be, not sure if that is a big deal.
The projector will also be calibrated by Chad B.