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I'm going back and forth between these two materials. The room has white ceilings(7'6") and the walls are a sand color. This is in the basement, so I can control the ambient light. But I don’t want to always have all the lights off just to use the projector. Any suggestions? Thanks

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Could be wrong but I thought the grey screens are for DLP projectors - to help their contrast out as they tend to have plenty of brightness.

Outside of that, if that PJ is contrast challenged, then go for the grey and you'll also get a drop in brightness (neg gain). In most cases folks prefer positive gain screens.

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Get the Cinegrey 5D. I fell for all that talk that grey screens are no longer needed because modern projectors have such great contrast. Don't fall for it the way i did. Unless you have dark walls and a dark ceiling, the room will compromise your contrast. The Epson 3020 has good, not great, contrast. It needs help from a good screen to perform its best. The Cinegrey 5D will help preserve the 3020's contrast even with some ambient light, and will give you greater brightness with its 1.5 gain.
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