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I have a G1000 D-ILA FPTV with the same 1000 lumen(+/-) output of the VW10HT, and I thought it looked great with my previous Draper M2500 screen (2.3 gain). Even at 120" wide, the picture was bright and colorful, with good contrast and you could easily watch it with full room lights on.
I have since changed over to a 156" wide DaLite AudioVision (1.0 gain) screen.
It does lack the "punch" of the high gain screen, but it does reveal a bit more detail.
With the high light output of the VW10HT even in Cinema Black mode, you don't need a high gain screen, but personally I liked the look of my M2500 screen, and would have chosen it if the material was available in perforated form at a decent price.
Screen size does have an effect here though, and I'm not sure that I would have considered a high gain screen if the size was less than 110", because you would really have to crank down the brightness. This will help a bit with black level, but I would be choosing a standard 1.3 gain screen if I had selected a 84" screen for instance.