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Just saying a "Stewart" or a "Draper" doesn't really narrow it down enough, unfortunately, since all the manufacturers have various models that are designed to do different things. FWIW, here are my comments on three screens that I have personally either owned, or have spent some time viewing:
Da-Lite 1.3 - good uniformity, no hot-spots. Big problem was the "sparkly" screen from the embedded particles. This was my first screen.
Draper 2500 - 2.5 gain, very dynamic. Had a fairly strong hot-spot, and color shift. Also some "streaks" from the backing (this was not mine, but a friend's who has since upgraded to a Stewart.)
Stewart Studiotek 130 - the one I own now. Perfect uniformity, no hot spots, no sparkles. I almost have to define the screen in terms of what it is "not", rather than what it is. There is just nothing there to detract from the viewing experience, unlike the others I've seen.