Originally Posted by sn1ffb0
Would you recommend the Reference 4K over the Carada? Is it worth double the price of the Carada?
Not really a fair question ...especially since my reason for switching was driven by a Panny Plasma purchase and the need to switch to motorized.
So what you are really asking is, if I had to choose between the 2 materials (non-retractable screens) and they were the same price, which would I choose.
I would choose the 4K.
For what the 4K gives up in ambient light rejection over the 1.4 Gain Carada, it gives back with greater detail.
My room is light-controlled, dark paneling around screen area, screen is slightly recessed and shielded from adjacent accent lighting.
But it is a joint use room and not a bat-cave, so wall scones and narrow spots were carefully chosen to minimize affecting the viewing experience when they are required.
If your room's lighting is not as flexible, and an extra wide viewing area is not required, then a 1.4 Gain screen may be just the ticket..
It all comes down to assessing your viewing environment, and projector, then pick your screen.
Never under-estimate the power of a proper calibration either.
Correct Gamma settings, a little black velvet masking, and some lighting adjustments can make a big difference in your viewing experience.