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Location: Venice, Florida, USA
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I have a piece of HP 2.4. And you know what. When I stick it on my 1.0 gain screen, that square of HP really looks much brighter than the rest of the image which looks very non bright in comparison. Take a camera shot and to expose that bright square correctly the picture of the rest will darken further. Also you eyes will when presented with that bright square also darken up the rest. The picture is so biased though I kmow not intemtionally. m. A gain of 2.8 compared to a 1.0 fabric will be 2.8 times brighter, but to your eyes won't even look twice as bright. the gain would have to be 4 to look twice as bright. Moreover, if you want the brightest sample, just go with th2 2.4 and don't even bother looking at other lower gains, duh, they won't be as bright and just like speaker loundness, duh I like the one that is playing the loudest, choose the brightest fabric. Nothing else matters. And truthfully, the rest isn't bad with the HP it just will never ever look real .
The problem is the people want large screens, they want to light them with relatively inexpensive projectors, and they also want 3D to be bright. This can not be done without very very serious t o PQ compromises. When I move to Florida, I will employ a two screen solution using a HP for 3D presentations only. And i will only do that if more 3D films etc are released that I want to watch. I have seen multiple times the 3Ds that I want to see.
Everything else I will watch on my 1.0 limiting the screen size to something my projector can adequately light.
Re the thread originator, with the screen size wanted, I think the HW50 is the best choice right now. I suspect the replacement for the 95 that will be shown at CES would be a greater choice, even better and just as bright I suspect.
A screen gain of 1.0 just won't work, the screen is just too big. I would probably go with the Studeotech 150 but remember you need a minimum throw of 1.5 for that to acoid hotspotting.