Do I need to upgrade 2005 Da-Lite screen for HW30ES?
Believe it or not, I am still using the screen I bought in 2005. I've upgraded the projector 3 times (starting with a Sony HS51 and now have an HW30ES), but it never occurred to me to even think about upgrading screens.
The screen I have is a Da-Lite Cinema Contour 106" (52x92) frame with a "High Contrast Cinema Vision" screen which is light gray with a 1.1 gain. The screen was $1360 in 2005 dollars, so I guess it was pretty good quality, but I'm wondering if it is obsolete now. The picture looks pretty good, but I do see a little graininess that I feel the current screen might be contributing to. The screen surface isn't that smooth and my very uninformed mind makes me think it might have a better picture with a smoother surface.
I know absolutely nothing about screens, so I would appreciate any advice. If I upgrade screens, I will want to use a new Da-Lite screen to snap into the existing frame. I just bought a new projector, so I don't have a large budget for a new screen. When I look at Da-Lite screen choices on Projector Central there seem to be a ton of different models, so it's hard to know what's what. I would appreciate help in the following:
1. Is my current screen so completely obsolete that I need to upgrade it?
2. Which Da-Lite screen I choose?
The throw distance is 12ft. We mostly use it with lights overhead dimly lit, but sometimes we use it with lights on medium level.