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Location: Redondo Beach, CA, USA
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DNP's Supernova comes in .8 and 2.3 gain varieties; maybe the 2.3 would work for the OP if the budget keeps him from getting all the way to a 2000 lumens projector. I had a demo at DNP a couple of weeks ago; they had a SIM2 Crystal paired with 84" (diagonal) versions of the screen in a training room setting. Both looked very good with the lights on. I was surprised at how wide the viewing angles are on each; the 2.3 did dim off angle sooner than the .8 but it was gradual and I didn't notice any color shift, plus the optimal viewing cone was pretty wide to begin with.
I haven't seen the Black Diamond screens yet, but they are supposed to be quite good for ambient light challenges as well. They have .8, 1.4, and 2.7 gain screens, if memory serves. I saw a thread awhile back where someone compared samples of the higher gain materials and for his tastes he chose the DNP. Does anyone have insights on Black Diamond and DNP screens?
By the way, the two versions of the Crystal retail for $6,500 and $8,500 and are supposedly 2000 and 2500 lumens machines, respectively. Both are single chip DLP. Don't know what they street for, but maybe one or both could be within reach.