Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Brooklyn, New York
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If you're 12 feet away, you should probably go a little bigger than 100 inches. 120 maybe. Your projector can light up a 120 with no problems.
I have the Cinegrey5D in my living room. It's a great screen in a room with ambient light and light walls. Since i moved and now have to contend with ambient light, light colored walls, and a white ceiling, the Cinegrey5D is the perfect screen for my needs.
On the pros side, the screen will help your projector with contrast better than any white screen. When everything is dialed in correctly, the resulting picture looks like a very large LCD panel.
On the cons side, the projector must be placed in the exact right spot in relation to the screen and your seating position. If placed improperly, the angle of reflectivity will be wrong, and result in a strong hotspot in the middle of the screen and noticably less brightness when viewed from a side seating position. It is an angular reflective screen, and absolutely depends on you getting the right angle of projection. I posted a number of you tube videos of the Cinegrey 5D in my living room.
Since you'll have your projector in a light controlled room, I really don't see any need for you to get a specialty screen.