Originally Posted by kwildman
I was also considering the grey screen material since I have total ambient light control and was concerned w/ black levels based on reviews. They were familar w/ my projector (AE900) and the guy I worked with actually bought it for his own use. He told me that if I was looking at an image of >90" it would be better to go w/ the BW 1.4 gain. They are really knowledgeable and spent a lot of time explaining the pro's and con's of the different options and helped me make an informed decision. I am so happy that I worked with them instead of just ordering as the end result is fantastic.
I am trying to figure out what is best for me right now. I too have TOTAL light control (no windows or openings at all). I sometimes read that a grey tone is best, then others say white. On the Carada site it says the following for each of the 3 types of screens they sell:
Classic Cinema White Screen Material
Our Classic Cinema White screen material provides an exceptionally wide angle of view, helping to maintain a consistent image from different seating areas. It has a gain of 1.0, and is most suitable for dedicated theaters with good ambient light control.
Our Brilliant White screen material has a gain of 1.4 for that extra bit of punch, with a minimal decrease in viewing angle. It is also a thicker, more opaque gauge of vinyl than our Classic Cinema White. With its higher gain, it is a good option for dimmer projectors, or in environments with some ambient light such as boardrooms or churches.
High Contrast Grey
Our High Contrast Grey screen material has a gain of 0.8, and can improve your image's contrast by lowering the black levels. This material is a good option for digital projectors with less than spectacular contrast ratios.
So, based on reading this, it seems like Classic Cinema White is best. Suggestions?
My throw will be about 13' or so with a Panny AE900.