Originally Posted by mlbrand
Yeah, I might. But hey, who says I won't buy an SMX screen some day? I won't DIY forever. Once my kids are done with college I'm going to spurge!
I was also hoping that screen brand preference wouldn't be an issue for projector advice.
Projector choice is mostly up to the individual. It's not really about what projector performs best on this type of screen. Pretty much everyone with entry level projectors up to $100k plus projectors are very happy with the results.
The question you need to ask yourself is do you want a projector that has more of a soft film like projected image or a sharper more defined image. You have HD-ILA/LCOS (JVC-RS1-2) which offers a softer less defined screen door/pixel structure. You also have CRT which doesn't offer as much light output as todays digital projectors but has incredible contrast and more film like projected images.
Then you have LCD/DLP which has a sharper image and usually more defined screen door/pixel structure with DLP being the most preferable choice.
Then some of these single chip projectors with color wheels produce rainbow effects which some people can't live with so they go the 3 chip route which puts things into another price level on the higher end projectors.
Then most importantly screen size vs light output. Contrast, convergence, etc.
So you have to decide on a budget and then look at all those options.
I myself prefer DLP and use a 720p 3 chipper and the projected image I get is absolutely phenomenal with incredible depth of field.
Regardless which projector you choose, the CineWeave will help increase contrast and perceived sharpness and deliver probably one of the most uniform and vibrant projected images you will ever see from an audio transparent projection screen!