Originally Posted by MovieAddict504
Well...yeah I agree....its not cheap. On the other hand, you get AMAZING picture quality, especially in darkened theaters. Imagine how crisp, bright, and clear sports or movies would look on it. Definitely for high-end theaters.
There is no evidence that this screen performs any better in the dark than any other screen of similar gain (which we don't even know yet regarding this screen).
The Supernova black screen pretty much looks like a 2.0 gain screen in the dark and it hot spots a bit too. This screen isn't going to make anything look more crisp and clear than it does on any other screen. It's possbile the picture will be brighter and have more punch than a regular 1.0-1.3 gain white screen in the dark though.
A screen isn't going to perform magic and give you clarity and resolution that isn't already there to begin with. In the dark it will either give you a brighter picture and slightly higher black levels (high gain) or less bright picture and darker black levels (low and negative gain screens). It will not improve on/off contrast EXCEPT in the presence of ambient light. In the dark ANSI contrast will be marginally improved for those with white walls.
The gain has not been mentioned, so it's unclear what kind of screen this will be for the dark compared to other screens. It's main abilty is to produce a better ambient light picture and that does not necessarily mean that it will knock your socks off in the dark compard to a regular screen.
Hopefully at the very least it'll be an improvement of the Sony Black screen and the Supernova/Mirage. in ambient light and in the dark.
It's very unlikely this screen will out perform a SilverStar in the dark. In ambient light it will blow the SilverStar out the water though.