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post #1 of 4 Old 12-30-2005, 11:13 PM - Thread Starter
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which screen would be best for infocus 7200 if
a) i intend to use it half the time with some ambient lights
b) viewing angle doesn't have to be greater then 40
c) i want 106"
d) can't pay anymore then $300
e) i prefer brightness and lively color over black level

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post #2 of 4 Old 12-31-2005, 12:08 PM
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I would recommend the Da Lite High Contrast Cinema Vision if you cost of $300 wasn't so low. $300 is not much to work with. The screen I'm talking about is closer to a grand. For 300 you are looking more at a DIY screen. Go check that forum it has a lot of great info in it.

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That's a pretty tight budget for a difference making screen. I built my own for around $80, of which 1/2 was for the black velvet material for the border. It's not distinguishable from matte white screen material samples I have (I used black out cloth). Now that it's been 18 months I'm looking at ordering some firehawk material to replace the blackout cloth (about $600 last I checked). I'd suggest a similar route for you if at all possible. Keep saving and build your budget. I don't think a $300 screen will get you much better quality than anything you can do yourself. It sounds like you want a screen with some gain, and that's going to cost a bit. If you can build a frame yourself you'll save some money by just ordering material, but it'll still be more than $300.

Budget aside, I also have a 7200 and have evaluated a lot of screen materials for similar criteria you listed. The only two that made a significant improvement over my blackout cloth (IMHO) was the Firehawk and Dalite High Power. However, I have a ceiling mounted projector which eliminated the High Power for me. Good Luck!

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Two years ago when I was about to purchase my IF 7200, I E-mailed Evan Powell at Projector Central and asked what Screen would be best for my dedicated Home Theater. I wanted a Screen that was 16:9 with a 120" diagional. He gave me two choices:1.Stewart GreyHawk 2. Draper HiDef Grey . I chose the Draper HiDef Grey because it was less expensive than the Stewart GreyHawk and according to Evan the picture quality between them was not that significant. I have found that the Draper HiDef Grey enhances the colours and makes blacker blacks without compromising the whites.

In the past, I have used a Flat white painted wall, with the area around the white painted Flat black and yes the picture was good. I thought that it could not get much better than this, until I received my HiDef Grey Screen. Seeing is believing, the quality was that much better.

A budget of $300 will not purchase a good quality screen. If you want to have a quality picture, which the IF 7200 can give you, it would be worth spending a little more.
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