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StudioTek 130 G3 diy alternatives?

Just purchased an Epson 3700 and I’m using it in a large living room. Even with ambient light, it can get as bright as my old tv. I need a really wide viewing angle, so I don’t want an alr screen. It looks pretty good on the wall, except for the texture. I have heard that the studiotek 130 g3 is a great choice for most people’s needs. What’s the closest diy option to it?

I have a Carl’s sample pack and so far, I prefer the white samples.
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I think their more expensive Ultra-White was mentioned to have a slight gain advantage over FlexiWhite despite only claiming to be 1.0gain, so I'd suggest checking out a sample of that next to your FlexiWhite sample if you haven't already.
Their pro-white is also gain-boosted higher than FlexiWhite, but it's not as smooth so you'll have to try it near the middle of your projected image with some bright colors or white projecting onto it to see if its texture is visible from your seating-distance.
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The Flexi White will do right by ya.....no need to do much checking, if indeed any.


Absolutely avoid the Pro-White. The difference between the Ultra White and Flexi White is inconsequential.
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The Flexi White will do right by ya.....no need to do much checking, if indeed any.


Absolutely avoid the Pro-White. The difference between the Ultra White and Flexi White is inconsequential.
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