Originally Posted by coolgeek
I am now seriously thinking of getting the vw500 instead of the hw55. Basically going 4k... would it be a better idea to get the Centerstage XD (which has a 1.2 gain, but higher grain), vs the EN4K screen which has a 1.0 gain but finer weave
... both can support 4k from 10 feet away... I want my screen to be about 150 inch diagonal... it might be too big and i might lose a lot of light even with the vw500 for 3d
Sorry Coolgeek, but the EN4K do not have anything close to a 1.0 gain, it is more like 0.8 gain.
I did test it against Clearpix 2 ( 0.95 gain ) and studiotek 130 ( 1.3 gain ) and it was visible darkere then the CP2
( thats was one of the primary reasons that I didnt buy that, because I was afraid it would be to dark - and I never regret that ) dont get me wrong, the EN4K was a very nice materiel ( actully the weave is finere and more invisible
then the CP2 ) , but if you plan to use it for a 150" dia screen and like it pleasant bright ( say 16 - 20 Fl ) or /and for 3D - IMO then the EN4K is to low in gain ( even my 0.95 gain screen WHO is 110" wide
- smaller then yours - is to dark for a bright 3D experience ( a sunny day, looks more like a cloudy day - know what I mean ?
) - its okay, but it is first really fun to Watch, when I use a high gain screen ( 2.8 gain, but in my setup, probely more about 1.8 ).
And then when the lamps get older
, you really will have problems, especially with 3D
BTW. I dont think the 500ES will be brighter then the HW50/55ES ( have same spec, but I dont think the 500ES has the lamp pulsing technic )
I dont know the Centerstage XD ( and its real gain ) , but if the weave is fine from your distance and the gain 30 -40 % higher then the EN4K, I would go with that and if your are a 3D nerd - I would find a screen with a lot higher gain then both of them.