I snagged a steal on a 9" AmPro Elite 4200/9" CRT FP with 200 hours on it. I know, I know AmPro is long gone. At this price it's nearly disposable though. Time to select the best possible screen for the money.
I have narrowed it down to a Stewart Filmscreen StudioTek 130 in either 54" x 96" or 45" x 80", both are 16:9 AR.
The smaller screen that may work better in my room. Rather than going for a new 54" x 96" 16:9
motorized version for almost $3K, the "little" one is a one month old 45" x 80" 16:9 manual pull down for far less cash.
Aside from sheer size, am I really losing that much by going to a smaller screen? I would expect a somewhat better picture yet is
this actually the case in the real world? Impact is what I want. The bargain screen is only 15" wider than my current 65" 16:9 RP yet it'll be a
great deal larger than the 34" Sampo 16:9 used for daytime viewing (a massive 30' floor to ceiling glass wall in my room means no FP in the day for now).
Plan B is to project onto the opposite wall with the big 110" diagonal 16:9 screen. What is the diagonal measurement of a 45" x
80" 16:9 screen?
TIA for any tips. Any Bay Area members feel like getting a good workout helping me ceiling mount this monster? I didn't think so.