Originally Posted by richw23
Hey ratpacker, whats the gain on the elite screen? I would go with it as long as it is at least 1.0 or 1.1 it will be fine. I used to have the elite pull down and when i bought it it was about $400 so if u can grab for a $100 do it man. No worries. Last me 4 years on my epson 8100 and my infocus projector. I decided to upgrade to the 8350 and a fixed frame which is great. You will appreciate the pull down especially if the space doubles as a functional room. Enjoy your new world of entertainment. It is like watching stuff for the first time, almost every time.
I hope it works alright, since I've already ordered it, lol. I'm pretty sure from a company video I watched, they said it was a 1.1 gain. I'm going the budget route now so I can see how it plays with my youngest son, and his curiosity and sticky fingers before I commit to a more expensive fixed screen.
Now here's a potential problem I encountered with this projector- while waiting for my replacement HDMI cable to arrive, I moved my BR player close enough to the projector to hook it up directly to it. In the course of moving the BR player around, I started getting some weird video noise, or static of some kind. It was grayish and would periodically flicker. I swapped out cables, but it still did it. Once I had it in place, it seemed to calm down. But I wanted to make sure it wasnt something chonic, so last night I sat down and watched Apocalypse Now, from start to finish, even though I was dead tired. Two things struck me- even though I desperately wanted to hit the rack, I was engaged through the whole movie. I guess an epic movie projected at 106" will do that, and second, the flickering noise never cropped up once. I hope it's somehow sorted itself out, because I really don't want the hassle of playing projector trade-in with Epson. Has anyone else encountered this problem? It's kinda got me concerned.