Join Date: Jul 2007
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Thanks, Mark. I tend to agree with you. My projector is almost at the minimum throw distance. And Stewart's recommendation for the ST 130 would also have me at the minimum. I am worried about hotspots with the ST 130 at that short distance.
My current Screen Research is .95 gain. I have been happy with the brightness level. It could always be brighter but artifacts would drive me crazy if they came with a higher gain screen. 3D is not bad with the current screen, but dimmer than I would like. I think my 3D with active shutter glasses is brighter and better than movie theater 3D with passive glasses. 2D looks great.
Since I watch a lot more non-3D, I think I may not need any brightness boost. Not sure why the Stewart rep would recommend the ST 130 - but he assured me no hotspots.
But this is why I turned to Forum members - because several folks have the 1100ES and experience with both screens.
So the tradeoff seems to be no hotspots with the ST 100 and better 3D with the ST 130. Since 90%+ of what I watch is not 3D, the ST 100 seems like the way to go.
Again, thanks to everyone for the input. The discussion helped my decision.