Originally Posted by Flatnate
Will you be placing your speakers directly behind the screen is the big question here? If you are placing speakers behind the screen then the AcousticPro may make sense for you. Otherwise I'd go with a standard non acoustically transparent screen which reduces the visible weave of the fabric. I'm still waiting to hear from some others on their experience using that material and if it has bad visible weave or moire issues. On a different site the screen was reviewed and said to not exhibit any visible weave if your not viewing at close distances. Perfectionists may disagree, I don't know. If you do go with a non acoustic screen then going grey or matte white is probably a question best answered by your viewing preferences and if your a day time user with descent light control or a night time only viewer.
The screen will be covering my fireplace and mantle piece. My center channel speaker will go on my mantle, which I'd expect to be somewhere smack dab in the middle of the screen. My two front speakers are not tall so they will be lower than the screen. The alternative would be to have the center channel speaker really low , which I think would be too low, not to mention I'd have to build a stand for it, and it would look a bit odd.
My couch will be approximately 20' away, and I have heard about the visible weave too, but my hope is that at that distance, it won't be visible.
As far as ambient light, if I were to guess my living room is approximately 65% dark during the day time.
I will use it during the daytime on weekends, and the back of my house(which is where my living room is) faces ne, and have tall pines behind the deck. Point is, theres no direct blast of sunlight when I'm watching it.
The other screen I was looking at is Elites Lunette series, which is a curved screen...does anyone have any info on these? pros and cons of a curved screen, I really don't know anything about them.