Originally Posted by gooomz
Would like to get an SMX screen so i may place all three front speakers behind it but torn between SMX, or going with a top of the line stewart greyhawk screen which would not be audio transparent (thus offering a little better video performance.)
by going SMX would i be giving up a lot of video for better audio performance?
Given the choice what would the pros do?
Well, I am NOT an HT pro, nor do I play one on TV, but I think I catagorically state you will NOT loose anything visually
I have one of the original "do it yourself" SMX screen, and it is, in a word, stunning, visually and acoustically.
However, having said that, I do NOT know what the Stewart is like, but I have heard you MAY get some better contrast with the grey, but that is only beneficial if your theater is not completely light controllable.
Todays projectors are so much ahead, IMHO, of the projectors that are only like, two years old, so the issue of room light controllability may NOT be so much of an issue anymore. (ei the Panasonic line of light cannons...)
Anyway, just my $0.02...