Originally Posted by Mk3_wagen
I'm thinking about ordering a Silver Ticket 110" screen. My room is not light controlled. Should I automatically go with a grey screen?
Choosing a screen material really depends on a couple of things. Light control is definitely a factor, but other things play into the decision. Here are a few things to consider:
1. Type of material you watch (TV shows, movies, games, sports, etc)
2. What time of the day you do most of your watching. (nighttime or daytime)
3. How much ambient light are you working with? Do you have the option to close blinds, drapes, etc?
4. Does your projector have a very high contrast ration or a low contrast ration? (How good are the blacks?)
If you do a lot of watching in the daytime, play a lot of games, or watch a lot of TV shows and sports, then you would be best suited for an ALR screen (Silver Ticket 1.5 gain)
If you do most of your watching at night time, play mostly movies or other high quality viewing, and have a low contrast projector, then a gray screen may be the better option (Silver Screen 1.0 gain). The gray would enhance the perceived contrast ratio, give an excellent viewing angle, and reduce the likely hood of hot spotting that the ALR screen would produce.
Here is an excellent article for more information:
Hope this helps.