I'll limit this question to the Draper M2500 unless someone objects. The widespread enthusiasm for that material has me wondering just what drawbacks it may have for CRT projection.
Tim in another post said:
"...I use the M2500 screen. Since I got the Crystalimage processor I lowered the brightness and contrast somewhat over what I had it set at with the DVDO iScan...
I like the lower brightness/contrast, blacks are black and there is better detail.
Too much brightness in a video image tends to give me headache after a short while in a totally dark room..."http://www.avsforum.com/ubb/Forum9/HTML/000166.html
Is the High gain (now 2.1?) Draper M2500 screen prone to reduce detail in a trade-off for brighter colors and higher contrast?
Does it have other flukes or drawbacks or is this really the stuff Dreams are spun with?
High gain screens are also said to increase the visibility of hot spotting - presumably not by adding this effect but by revealing any existing projected hot spots due to their greater reflectivity.
But can one not use high gain and compensate with lower projector (CRT) settings - thus increasing all at once screen size, tube longevity, and maybe even image quality?
Thanks for your feedback...our former losses contribute to our future high gains!
[This message has been edited by Brett (edited January 17, 2000).]