Originally Posted by Ntrain42
Being a fan of deep blacks, I find the best screen to use with the HC 4000 is a high contrast gray screen. The high contrast gray material that Elite Screens uses is absolutely top notch. Extremely fine texture to maximise resolution, has no hot spotting whatsoever, and reflects a near perfect 6500k temp,and you will still retain crisp bright clean whites too. Spending 10 times as much won't get you a better screen material. Elite has the HC material for both their Cinetension electric screens as well as their fixed frame models.
I took your recommendation and ordered a 92" Elite CineGray with my projector order. I've been looking into projectors for a long time and this will be my first. I just made my final decision on this projector yesterday and it's a relief to be done deciding.
I was pretty settled on this projector a month ago, but got briefly tempted by the new JVC RS40 coming out because of the 3D and everything. They also accomplish good contrast without a dynamic iris, which would drive me crazy. But, I can't wait any longer to make this decision and that one is a lot more money to spend blindly.
I think the HC4000 will be better for looking at with a computer, which is actually going to be a big part of my use. The single chip DLP has no potential for convergence issues like the other technologies do. I just wish there was a lens shift so I wouldn't have to be so exacting with the mounting locations between the projector and screen.
P.S. I think this is my first post since 2003.