Originally Posted by davidcrowe
Just my experience but I have a 'bat cave' and a HP screen and the combination is amazing. I gave up my white dalite screen 4 years ago and have never regretted it.
Our screen is 12 feet wide, the largest HP screen they could make. I was advised many years ago to get the largest screen possible. You can always mask it down. It is much more expensive to decided that you should have gone bigger. I purchased my HP screen through AVS (Jason) and would recommend you do the same. Remember there are some unique properties with the HP screen, one of them is that you never see any waves or wrinkles in the material.
Hope this helps. I have some photos posted earlier in this thread. I can send the high res versions if you like.
I assume you are saying HP screen meaning a "Grey" screen? I have had both and both worked great for my applications, but with this projector, even the review seems to think for best blacks get the grey screen.
"LG CF181D Projector Screen Recommendations
Since the LG CF181D's black level performance is pretty good, but hardly exceptional, I tend to first think of pairing it with a High Contrast gray screen to lower black levels a bit.
Certainly there's no shortage of "best" mode lumens to go around, so most people will still have a plenty bright image.
That said, you should consider your room (wall/ceiling/floor color), ambient light issues (day and night), etc. to determine what screen surface will work best for the mix of content you tend to watch.
Bottom line - unless you are going with an exceptionally large screen (at least as large as my Firehawk, probably), you'll be best served with a high contrast gray, like the expensive Firehawk, or any number of less expensive HC gray screens including the Elite HC gray (light gray - a "compromise surface), or the Da-lite HC Da-Mat, to name two. Or even the Da-lite HC Cinemavision, which is a light gray HD screen like the Elite (the HC Da-mat is a darker gray with lower gain)."
The Delimma.. So he says go with a grey screen unless you have a screen larger than his 128". Since I am going with a 150' I have to assume I should stick with white? Being in such a dark cave, with this bright monster, just seems natural to want the darker darks, and get the grey screen..
I will post some pictures in a bit of the room I am putting it in with the demensions, and maybe you guys can help me out with some #'s