Hey guys, just looking for some input here - I am moving to a new place soon and will have to downsize my screen. I am looking to get a screen that'll last me for a long time so I have been looking at the top end Elunevision fixed frame screens.
Currently I'm running a 120" 1.0 gain white screen in a horribly light controlled room. My new place, it'll go in a basement. It has blackout blinds and is a medium-dark gray color on the walls. I will probably paint the ceiling black to help with reflections somewhat but I am not going to repaint, or upholster my walls in black fabric, or anything like that.
I was still wondering though, this projector has light to spare. My new screen will be maybe only 100", maybe 104" so as I understand it, the projector will appear even brighter. Could I not go with a 0.8 gain gray screen? This should improve my black levels, while still being easily bright enough to have a great "pop" like it has right now.
The calculator on ProjectorCentral shows it will still have about 25fL on the 104" screen at 0.8 gain, whereas I am at about 22fL right now on the 120" screen with 1.0 gain. So it still sounds like I will have to reduce the brightness somehow as I occasionally find the screen uncomfortable to look at.
I watch 98% of everything in 2D and am not concerned with 3D performance.
Last edited by temps; 07-10-2014 at 10:27 AM.