I just recieved my new 10HT from MVS yesterday. It looks good, with only 1 stuck pixel and no hotspotting or blobs. I can't wait to get it setup once my room is ready (a few weeks away). I'm still struggling over what screen to order and was hoping, I could get some help from the experts here. Following are the particulars of my installation:
- 106" diagonal, 16:9 screen
- Ceiling mounted 10HT
- Room has 9ft. ceilings, and the top of the image will be about 7.5 ft. above the floor.
- Must have an electric roll down screen. Screen must be opaque, as my wife will object to painting the white wall behind the screen a dark color.
- I have decent control over ambient light, but cannot get the room totally dark during the day. I do most of my critical viewing at night, so this isn't a big issue.
I have been considering the following screen materials:
Da-Lite High Power: still uncertain if this would be a good choice for me with my ceiling mount. I have a friend who has the High Power screen with a floor mounted 10HT and it looks good.
Da-Lite High Contrast Da-Mat: a new 0.8 gain gray screen that is said to improve black level. Da-Lite recommends running with Cinema Black "off" with this screen so the projector has full output for the low gain screen. Not wild about this due to the increased bulb costs and fan noise. I've seen a lot of positive reports of gray screens with digital projectors, however, so this could be an intriguing option. See this thread for more info on HC Da-Mat http://www.avsforum.com/ubb/Forum14/HTML/000788.html
Stewart UltraMatte 130: opaque version of StudioTek 130. Probably the best choice, but a lot more expensive than Da-Lite. Would probably provide better compatability with a future projector, should I choose to upgrade.
If anyone has suggestions on which material I should go with, I would greatly appreciate it!!