Originally Posted by Gordo77
I recently got a hold of the Xscreen 80" and I'm very happy with it, but I would like to know how it compares to a Supernova.. anyone ever compared the two? I would say the reason I choose the Xscreen over the high-power da-lite is because of color reproduction in light controlled environments. I was happier with the high-power. In any case, maybe Bob Williams or anyone can elaborate on Xscreen vs. DNP supernova/ Mirage..
You chose the xScreen but were happier with the high power? What did you like better about the high power?
People looking for a big screen experience without converting their room into a cave should demo these screens to see if they would suit their needs. I have a dedicated theater room that is completely light controlled, but I like to entertain and watching sporting events in a dark room is not appealing to most people. What I didn't expect was how much more I like the xscreen in a completely dark setting. Even my wife is impressed with the picture and admits that the investment was worth it. My projector is only 900 lumens so the 2.0 gain makes the image pop.
When I first built my theater 4 years ago, one of the biggest 'bang-for-buck' improvements was painting my walls and ceiling to prevent light reflection back at the screen. I've helped several others put front projection in their homes since then and most did not have the luxury of 'redecorating'. The result is that contrast is diminished even with the lights off, as reflected light washes out the image. The xScreen -and other ambient light screens - goes a long way toward solving this problem and makes front projection a viable option under less than ideal conditions. Is it perfect? No, but I would encourage people to demo these screens before they buy because some -like me- might find that the pros greatly outweigh the cons.