Hate to bring back an older thread, but apperantly eastporters has new screens I will be posting a review here hopefully tomorrow.
I heard good and bad things about there grey screen, while generally everyone was more happy with the 2.4.
I am currently using the 2.4, I dont know if the grey was that different for mikeinfinity, but one things for sure, I cannot see texture at all. Their are alot of reports of people being able to see it with the grey screen, but I cannot see it at all with the 2.4 screen, the greyscreen mike got i am guessing was the optoma greywolf which received similar complaints mike mentions. The beads on the 2.4 are also much smaller, so by the sound of it, the grey screen must have larger beads. The beads on the 2.4 are like very fine saw dust, they are very fine, i seen maybe a handful of sparkles in over a year viewing, so hardly any. But as far as texture, I cannot see it, on some amazing hd I sometimes sit very close, and look for texture or artifacts on the screen, and i cant see it, it was crystal clear. ANd again as tryg mentioned in his highpower review, retroreflective high gain screens like the 2.4 elunevision one, should eliminate being able to see screen material, thats one of the good things about high gain retroreflective screens, the material disappears. Again I heard a different story for the 1.8, which is more in line with mikes complaints.
My screen coating got messed up though, so I thought i would replace my screen. Today I found out they have new screens they sell now. I will see how these ones are.
Elunevision themselves claim they are optoma made. I did find some, but very little info on the optoma 2.4 gain, i thought the greywolf was all they sold. But their is even one post on here someone asked about the optoma 2.4 gain screen.
Now i dont know if the change in the eastporters screens over the last few months are just a change in greywolf, to greywolf 2. Or a new build and new company altogether. He claimed i would notice new material, larger black boarder. Better quality.
However he told me that this one has no 12 volt trigger, or stopping position. Which sucks.
If the screen is better quality i wont be sending it back. If its similar, or god forbid worse, I just cant see me being happy with it, same screen, but no height adjustment and 12 volt trigger are huge drawbacks.
I will say though I was again very happy with the 2.4 gain, not many have the 2.4 and as mike infinity did, he compared the grey 1.8 gain and made assumptions about the 2.4. With the 2.4 glass beads are very fine, and the material dissappears completely when the projector is on. It looks very clear, again thanks to the high gain retroreflective screen attributes.
And again it also needs to be set up reasonably close to eye level, i am within about 2 and a half feet of it, any closer and i just felt it to bright. As tryg mentioned in his highpower review, projector needs to be near eye level, or else you simply get an off axis darker looking screen.
Once again with my 2.4 i cannot see screen texture at all, especially if the projector is positioned proper for a high gain screen. I also rarely notice a sparkly, maybe 9 times in a half an half i seen one, you have to be looking just at the right angle, on the right scene at the right time, the beads on mine from last year are very fine, not big like mikes 1.8 gain screen.