I bought the 106" grey, manual pull down screen about 1-2 weeks ago. They told me it just came in the day I was enquiring, so I decided to give it a whirl.
Eastporters told me that it was from the same factory, and was the same model as the GWII. So far, my projector has not been hung from the ceiling, which is where it will live, so my experience has not been as refelective (no pun intended), as it will be once I have it set up correctly.
My comments so far, based on using my PT-AX100 sitting oin a raised platform, about 48" from the floor....pretty good. Unfortunately, I have noting to compare it to, and am not 100% sure about the performance. The image seems to be quite nice on the blacks, but when white scenes come up, the sparkly glass beads make me a little crazy.
I am also having a difficult time with the retracting system....I have to pull and retract up to 10 times to get it to fully retract into the case. I can;t see this being normal....it's a real pain in the you know what.
I was told by Eastpoters that it was not a retro-reflective screen, and that my ceiling mounted projector was not going to suffer any performance issues....I'm second guessing that advice, as everything I have read about the GWII screens, suggest the opposite.
I purchased this screen based on reviews on the net, as well as the prpmise of increased blacks, and better performance in a less than 100% light controlled room.....I'm starting to wonder if I made the wrong choice? They advertise a 30 day money back gurantee (including shipping), and I'm starting to feel I may have to excercise that service.
So far, my dealings with the have been preety decent, and I have no inclination that they will give me any problems. I really wish they had a high gain white manual pull down, or even a light grey, non beaded screen.