Originally Posted by thezaks
What do you think about the scenario of a room that utilizes a flat panel for daytime, but a projector/screen for evening/night, in a non-optimized room? Let's say a JVC X5000 or X7000 projector. Which screen do you think?
I would be able to better answer that question if I could see a picture of your screening room, but it sounds like your room is a little more susceptible to reflectance than mine, as you have tan walls and a white ceiling. And this is assuming the new JVCs are actually ~400 lumens brighter.
</=100": DNP Supernova .8 or EPV DarkStar .9
=/>100": EPV DarkStar 1.4 at this moment, but I can't say with certainty until after my review.
When my JVC X700 has a fresh lamp in it, I have to keep it on low lamp and keep the manual iris set at -10 to -12 else my DNP 2.3 screen makes the image so bright it looks like a giant LED/LCD hanging on the wall at Best Buy, LOL! But, that allows me to squeeze a lot more hours out of my lamp. I'm at close to 3500 hours on my lamp now, and it's still super bright.
But this is at the expense of perceived black with ambient light in the room. DNP 2.3 is a silver color, not dark grey, so it doesn't do black as good as EPV DarkStar .9 or 1.4 or DNP .8, but it's really bright! So if I got a EPV DarkStar 1.4, I would have better perceived black with ambient light in the room, but I would go thru lamps faster because the screen would not enhance brightness as much. Always a trade-off...