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post #1 of 3 Old 01-12-2013, 12:15 PM - Thread Starter
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Starting to get the home theater upgrade itch again. Part of it would include a new screen and wondering if the new '4k' screens are marketing hype or valuable for use with the new 4k projectors?
(Posting here instead of in 'screens' since folks here have 4k projectors.) biggrin.gif
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Its a bit of both. You shouldn't buy a screen solely based on a "4K" moniker. All that means is that the screen material is capable of resolving that much resolution. Most screen materials from major manufacturers like Da-Lite, Stewart, Screen Innovations, Carada, Seymour Screens ect will all resolve that much detail perfectly fine.

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Many screens by Da-lite and Stewart won't cleanly resolve on off pixel patterns at 1080p. Some will like Snowmat 100 and JKP Affinity.

The pixel edges should be sharp with no bleed. Re 4k, I.it really sorta depends on screen size, don't you think? If you make it really big, your plaster wall can resolve it. Resolution as far as screens go depends on pixel spacing. The higher the pioxel count and the smaller the spacing between the pixels which is dependent on your screen size, the smoother the screen must be. No texture, no coatings. believe what you want. if you are not a really critical viewer, it probably will make no difference to you. At 4K and traditional screen sizes, you will have a great deal of trouble trying to see grid spacing on 8 million plus pixels anyway on a true 4K screen material..
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