While I'm still evaluating the Draper screen some observations.
viewing angle: very wide. You can watch the screen from across the room from the side with no problem at all.
brightness: Definitely takes a little hit, even with the epson bulb cranked up.
black level: Certainly improved, but this is a weak projector for black levels anyway.
clarity: There definitely seems to be a noticeable film or pattern on this screen. Still evaluating this.
construction: Seems well made although the screen is a little wavy at the bottom. Fairly common for this size and type. It should get a little better over time.
initial verdict: It does what it says i does in a nice package. Vey smooth operation and good construction quality and uniformity. It has its drawbacks, but the benefits are worth it in this environment. Carl's ALR is definitely a better product in this respect, but I needed a pulldown screen.
I'm thinking of painting the case flat black as the light reflection off the mate white case on top can be annoying. I am also going to spray the immediate ceiling tiles above it flat black. This should improve the picture.
If anyone has any tips for making some adjustments for a grey screen let me know. I did'nt change anything outside of going from eco to full power. There are not enough hours on it to do a calibration yet.
Last edited by roccol; 03-21-2016 at 09:34 AM.