Originally Posted by Skylinestar
Why Falcon instead of Seymour?
Well Falcon is the new kid on the block, so at first I wasn't even really considering them.
I had gotten some large samples (2'x2') from Seymour for the XD material and Enlightor 4K material and I also had Elunevision send me a 2'x2' of their Reference 4K audio weave material. I like the fact that I couldn't see any weave in the Enlightor material but wasn't crazy about the dim picture because of the really low gain and the price was way too rich for my blood with the dim picture.
So then I really started to compare the Elunevision weave screen and the XD material. I felt that the XD material had more pop over the Elunevision but it was easier to see the weave. Plus the Elunevision would have cost about $500 more from what I remember. I could see the weave in the XD material from about 9ft away and the weave of the Elunevision from about 8ft from the screen. I sit 11.5ft away from the screen but still wanted something that was a little harder to see the weave. Honestly I was about to order a screen with the XD material because Chris was so great to deal with.
But then I stumbled onto the Falcon Screens after reading some of the theatre construction threads. After some reading and research from what little there was it appears that those who have seen the Falcon screen material say you won't see the weave until you are about 5ft away, and the screen still has good pop too it. I contacted Rich (snickers1) and after deciding on getting a little bit bigger of a screen then I currently have I ordered it.
Another thing that was nice is that the 120" 16:9 screen is about $200 less then the same SeymourAV screen, and on top of that he gives an additional discount to AVS members. So I ended up saving over $250 over the same Seymour screen. Hard to argue with that, and he also has some masking panels in the works so I'll get some once they are available.
There's also a forum member that had a Seymour screen with the Enlightor 4K material because he didn't like seeing the weave in the XD material, but got tired of the dim picture from the Enlightor material. He ended up switching over to a Falcon screen and said he loves it, way brighter then the Enlightor 4K screen but doesn't need to worry about seeing the screen weave. So it sounded like a win win to me. Over at the home theater shack forum board Rich posted some measurements without a screen in place, then with it in place and then with corrected eq'ing and everything looked great.