Upgrading to Fixed Frame
I have had a projector for about a year now. I originally purchased a FAVI 100" electric, and it has developed some nasty waves and I really just leave it down all the time anyways, so I want to replace it with a fixed frame unit.
I'd rather not spend a TON of cash and was looking at the Elite SableFrame units. My concern was the FAVI is listed at a gain of 1.3, and the cinewhite is listed as a gain of 1.1, is this something I'm going to notice? I'm worried i will buy this and have it look like a downgrade (which would be very disappointing, obviously).
I'd be willing to spend a little more if it necessary, but I'm not sure what brands or models to look at, or if its even necessary. The Elites seem to get good reviews, I'm just concerned that since I already know what the FAVI image looks like, I'm going to be comparing them in my mind as soon as the new screen is up, and I don't want to find that (even though it shouldn't have the waves the FAVI does) the image quality has taken a step backward.
Ambient light can be mostly eliminated. There are only 2 small windows in the room, currently we can throw blankets over them to get nearly all of the light stopped, and I'm looking at building something to go over them that can be put up and taken back off to completely block them out. The walls are grey and ceiling are grey, the floors a deep blue, and i dont see to get too much reflection off of anything when watching.
I would appreciate any advise anyone can provide, or if anyone has first hand experience with both brands... or if anyone can suggest an alternative fixed frame option that won't break the bank.
EDIT: I see Screen Innovations has a lower priced 100" model for around $450. It is also a 1.1 gain. That is leading me to believe I'm putting too much stock in the FAVI having a 1.3 gain. But now I'm also wondering if it would be worth the extra $200 to get the Screen Innovations unit...
Last edited by mattbooty; 07-07-2014 at 06:26 AM.