Screen Material/Perf Recommendations
Currently in the throws of a remodel where my DIY home theater is being gutted and renovated by a local A/V Professional. For years we have loved the quality on our DIY painted concoction which was provided on AVS. Thank you! I believe it was SilverFire 2.5 directly on a sheetrock wall.
But I've always dreamed of replacing my DIY with a Stewart, and that day has finally come! With so many material options and I'm concerned about viewing angles, what to do? It appears ambient light rejection and half gain angle are direct tradeoffs. I also would like audio perforations which appear to have light loss from 8-10%. I assume that will affect how gray I can go?
Not sure if it's splitting hairs when comparing screen materials, below is some of the relevant info.
Thanks in advance for your help!
Projector: Epson 5020ub (2400 Lumens)
Screen Size: 120"
Throw Distance: 18 ft
Viewing distance: 18 - 25 ft.
Ambient light: 6 small basement windows with room darkening shades, open stairwell (no doors) off to side, bar lighting on side
Seating: Theater seating is direct, but bar seating and restaurant booth type seating on either side. (roughly 50 degree off center).
Screen budget: $4k
Home Theatre Component Budget: $20k