i used the Designer White laminate from Wilson Arts. it has a measured on-axis gain of 1.29, compared to .99 for the CineWhite screen, according to that pdf that is floating around this forum.
the Elite screen will do me ok for a little while (live in an apartment now). but there really is no comparison between the laminate and the Cinewhite. the laminate is so much more punchy and bright. and the perceived conterast is much higher. the Cinewhite looks more dull and dim in comparison.
again though, i have no regrets with the Elite screen. i knew i was going to get less gain and that's ok because i didn't want to deal with the hassle of another DYI build at the moment.
I am happy I did not got the cinewhite, then.....The 1.8HG works very good with good material and resulted in an improvement when watching not so good material...This is my first screen and PJ, so I don't have much reference to compare with....Thks....