This is a high-gain, grey surface. Kind of like 'the holy grail' in my book, since I live in a condo in the city & can't (reasonably) control the reflections off of light-colored ceilings & walls.
Now the Da-Lite High Contrast High Power (HCHP) has been criticized for having texture. I can confirm that. My 110" HCHP surface has a very distracting texture, seen here:
Those horizontal & mostly vertical striations show up in viewing.
But the HCHP surface yields more contrast than Da-Lite's 'High Power' (HP) surface, since I have light-colored walls & ceilings.
So, rather than just replacing my HCHP screen with a HP screen (which'll scatter more light to my walls/ceilings), I'm wondering if the Draper Contrast Radiant surface does NOT have a texture.
In my own tests, the Draper Contrast Radiant screen surface appears to be extremely similar to the Da-Lite HCHP surface in gain/color:
But I only had a small sample of the Draper screen, so I have no idea how it holds up across the entire surface area of the 110" screen. A close inspection of this small Draper sample vs. the HCHP indicates that they may be the same exact material... the underlying texture/weave looks exactly the same between the two. Gain/color & everything else appears to be the same. So maybe it's sourced from the same manufacturer, hence there's reason to believe it may have the same issues as the HCHP.
Anyone have experience with it?
Many thanks in advance!
Edited by sarangiman - 1/11/13 at 12:05pm