Originally Posted by Glenn Baumann
I am not Larry M but I did sleep at a Holiday Inn Expess last night!
But on a serious note, I too am trying to decide between the EN4K and XD in a 120" wide scope size lit with a JVC RS45 from 16 ft and sitting 11.5 to 12 feet away.
Still trying to determine if it is worth spending all that extra dough on the EN4K as opposed to the XD?
For me it is all about the lack of screen texture with the EN4K but the XD helps a bit with brightness! It is just so much more money to make the leap to the EN4K!
I suppose going with the smoother EN4K might help future proof against any future Super High Res projector purchase possibly interacting in a negative manner. A high quality screen purchase should be a LONG term invetsment I would presume... at least I am trying to convince my self of that to help justify that VERY big expense!
...Glenn : )
My recommendations would be to come to the Dark sideboth figuratively and literally. As you see in my post above the XD material is quite a bit brighter than the EN4K however I still ordered the EN4K in 120 16:9.
If you want to wait about 6-8 months I can tell you exactly how it will look with an RS45 or hell you're in LI so you can stop by
My reasoning for going with the EN4K despite the rather large price variance were as follows:
My first reason is the frame on the EN4K is just beastly. I'm sure the XD frame is great but I tend to overdo things and the EN4K frame is overdone!
This is all I opened of the box to see how black the material is and it is BLACK. The scratch you see in the picture is magnified by the flash. I'm not sure how it got there because it was packaged very nicely. You can't really see the scratch in person and I'm not thinking it will be a problem if the projector is over scanned on it.
My second reason is the 4K material, even though it is less bright I am confident my next projector whether it be 2 or 4 years from now will be 4K and a brighter technology. If I would have went with the XD I know in a couple of years I would be stuck with a screen that would be limiting my projectors capabilities. Do it once, do it right.now if a 4K material comes out with higher gain then oh well.
My 3rd reason was the black backing. With the XD this is an extra expense and is something that would possibly benefit me since I have Definitive Technology Super Tower speakers. The speakers aren't shiny but they're not dull either so not worth the chance.
My 4th reason was that I ordered the screen early in my construction phase so I haven't completely blown my budget away. Had this been 4 months from now and I was trying to limit the financial damage I may have thought otherwise and regretted it over the long run.