I purchased both the Elite Silverscreen 1.8 in 120" and a Elite 0white screen pull down 120" for use on my Mit 5500. I chose the 1.8 and sold my white screen. Since I am only a beginner I can't make much of a comment about the performance other than I liked the 1.8 better, side by side. I have dark walls, ceiling, carpet, and the projector about 13' from the screen. Viewing distance is about 12'. Love the big screen. We typically watch movies and some sports. Only problem is the room is too small. Some light spills over on one side wall and it bugs me a little. The wife doesn't notice it... I also compared 1' Da-Lite samples, HP, HCMW, HCCV, matte white, and Video Spectra. My second choice was HCCV. Heck I kept changing my mind, they were close....Elite support suggested i would get better blacks, over white, with the 1.8 because of the slight gray in the screen. I don't notice any hot spotting or grain on the screen. Maybe my eyes are just bad, but I can say I chose this screen because I liked it better than the others. Good luck.