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Join Date: Jul 1999
Location: Carmel Valley, CA USA
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52" x 92" 106" diagnal Cineperm screen attached to wall studs
Room dimensions--14 1/2' x 27'
Bottom of screen--50" above floor (high mount to fit above wooden wainscote
Sony VW10HT ceiling mount
My first M2500 screen fabric was returned due to excessive imprinting (it looked like there were bicycle tire tread marks all over. My wife said it looked like the quilt pattern on some toilet tissue rolls. It also had a puffy crease.) It also had some vetical white lines in bright sceens.
My second M2500 had a consistant surface and was used for about 75 hours. It showed many green or magenta splotches across a white field (could be the projector) and a 3' wide oval hot spot on dark screen (this extended about 1/3 of the way down from the top and moved to the left when I went to the left side of the room, and moved to the right when I went to the right side of the room--could be the projector.)
Picture always looked a bit grainy with this M2500. Walking up to screen showed blurred pixels (but projector was well focused and picture looked sharp from viewing distance.)
On very bright white or light blue sky sceens, I always saw a darker pattern behind the picture. It always looked like the picture was on a screen surface. This was an inner texture of the screen. If you were projecting on a white wall that had some off white stucco patches--it was similar to this patchwork showing through beneath the picture. This was the most annoying feature of this screen material.
The M1300: arrived rolled on a tube because I had to request it that way. Otherwise it comes folded in a box.
The many green and magenta blotches on the white field--gone.
The oval hot spot--gone.
Walking up to screen reveals thousands of perfectly spaced tiny square pixels.
The picture is smoother lending it a more focused or sharper, in fact, razor sharp, look.
The screen texture behind the piucture of bright sceens--gone. I now have a perfectly involving and smooth picture.
Advantages of M2500. When I watch from about 4pm to 8 pm in my not light controlled California light filled room, the picture is veary watchable due to the increased color satuaration. (But in the dark of night, the colors were often too much and not natural.)
That's about the only advantage I awas able to find with the M2500.
The M1300 does not have the bounce off the screen colors and presents a less watchable picture during the day. But at night, the colors are vibrant and more natural.
The M2500 seemed to magnify whatever imperfections were in the projector or movie source.
The M1300 has helped my Sony VW10HT live up to its most positive reviews. My blotchy skin tones are gone. My picture is now razor sharp. My hot spot is gone. My colors are wonderful and natural.
I'm sorry that I had ever heard of the M2500 high gain screen surface. Long live the M1300.
Farewell Voom. Farewell Directv. Farewell Bell Express Vu. Farewell Dish, Farewell Comcast.
Had 6 dishes, now none. Just streaming.
Back in the early days, there were just HD demo loops, no programming. Now HD 3D and 4k.