I am building a home theater in my basement, and have decided on the BenQ w1070 projector. I have done a lot of research, but I am torn. I am designing the room to have dark everything, including furniture, with indirect corner lighting for a "romantic", dimly lit setting, at the wife's request. I was wondering if I should go with a white or grey screen. I am currently debating the Elite Screens - R84H1 and the Elite Screens - R84WH1. The room has no windows and complete light control is not a problem, but I chose a smaller screen at approximately 1.55x viewing distance because we will be watching a lot more than just movies, and it will be our primary entertainment area and I didn't want to fight eye strain. With all that said, we will not want the light completely off all the time. I am new to the pj scene, and was wondering if I would be better off with the grey screen if we primarily watch with the lights dimmed as opposed to complete darkness. Also because the w1070 is rated at 2000 lumens, and we will have a relatively small screen size of only 84" (diag) I was hoping that bright of a projector would help with the whites on a grey screen. I know we will get better darks with the grey, but don't want whites to be too gray. I know it's a trade off, so just looking for some opinions. I am also open to suggestions on the projector / screen combination for the price range but please keep in mind that I will also use it for gaming, both console and PC. I have been looking for a pj that does Dual Link DVI as an input for true 120 Hz gaming since I got used to it on my new gaming monitor (amazing by the way!), but I know that's out of the question... Thanks in advance from a pj newb!
Edited by SensualCarrots - 2/15/14 at 9:36pm