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For those curious about polar star, vs darkstar 1.4 vs darkstar 0.9 I have ordered screens in all flavor, they will be here in one week for comparison.

I have tested the smaller samples of the ds 0.9 against a DNP blade 85-80 material and i nearly couldn't believe what i was seeing ,they were identical in color reproduction,angles,falloff etc.. (with the small sample from what i could see)

Ill get some pics taken soon to show if anyone interested
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For those curious about polar star, vs darkstar 1.4 vs darkstar 0.9 I have ordered screens in all flavor, they will be here in one week for comparison.

I have tested the smaller samples of the ds 0.9 against a DNP blade 85-80 material and i nearly couldn't believe what i was seeing ,they were identical in color reproduction,angles,falloff etc.. (with the small sample from what i could see)

Ill get some pics taken soon to show if anyone interested
I'm definitely interested! I have samples of both the Darkstar .9 and 1.4, and I saw them both in person at the Elite Screens facility. I also have a sample of the DNP 08-85 material. To me, the .9 and the 08-85 are very similar, except the Darkstar .9 gets just a tad better blacks. The blacks on the Darkstar 1.4 are close to the 08-85 material, which makes for some nice pop on the 1.4 material.

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I'm looking for potentially some help from someone who owns a CineTension 2 120" screen. I'm looking at ceiling mounting in my basement which only has 7.5' ceilings. I am measuring from the ceiling down but I have a low, wide equipment cabinet like bluer101 just posted (mine is not quite that tall). But I'm worried the screen is going to drop so far it will be at or below the top of my equipment shelving. From shelf to ceiling I think I have 68". Elite does an "overall height" spec on their site and it says 73". Which means it WOULD drop below the top of my shelf. However, I'm wondering how much drop they have at the top when they do that measurement. Could I raise the drop and only leave like 1" of black at the top.

In other words, my real question is, what is the absolute shortest possible drop I could have from this screen from the ceiling to the very bottom of the screen, meaning to the bottom weight bar thingy. If anyone who owns this screen could help me out, I would greatly appreciate it.
I have this very same screen mtd. to the ceiling with the standard brackets. It indeed measures 73" from ceiling to bottom of weighted bar. The lowering limit is as factory set (giving the 73") and there is 4 1/2" of black at top of screen. So the max you could raise the limit would be 4", leaving 69". So if you ceiling mount, I don't think you can use it (unless you move it out far enough to clear the cabinet top.
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would anyone reccomened these screens for the w1070?
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would anyone reccomened these screens for the w1070?
Any screen will work with anything but its relative to surrounding materials, ambiant light level/ control of light and personal preference.

When choosing a screen there are 3 things that need to be taken into account

1)room color/light etc..
2)projector (distance, lumens)
3)screen (size,gain)

There is a relatively decent calculator on here you can use to input the distance youll be using your stuff at http://www.projectorcentral.com/proj...ulator-pro.cfm
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Here are some screen comparisons of the Polarstar 1.3 and Darkstar 1.4 materials (I do sell these)
I took these with an Android phone, max res... You can see the amount of daylight that is flooding into the room so I took one with dark images on and some color on. you can see daytime on one of pics for reference

Projector is a Sony vpl40 from nearly 210" away 17.5 feet, so that's some pretty impressive punch to what is an otherwise washed out crappy image in the day.

Let me know if anyone wants more different shots.
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Here are some screen comparisons of the Polarstar 1.3 and Darkstar 1.4 materials (I do sell these)
I took these with an Android phone, max res... You can see the amount of daylight that is flooding into the room so I took one with dark images on and some color on. you can see daytime on one of pics for reference

Projector is a Sony vpl40 from nearly 210" away 17.5 feet, so that's some pretty impressive punch to what is an otherwise washed out crappy image in the day.

Let me know if anyone wants more different shots.
Hi,

So that's what the 40" samples look like (I've been trying to get one of those for months now) A few questions, plus a request:

1) Sony vpl40 - is that a VPL-HW40ES?
2) Assuming ps 1.3 on left and ds 1.4 on right?
3) What is your subjective opinion on the pros/cons of the two screens - both for daylight viewing and night viewing?
4) For a dark scene, it would be nice to get a comparison with a more consistent image on both screens. Perhaps a star scene or something?


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