Originally Posted by Stephen Hopkins
I would only go with Silver if ambient/reflected light is a major issue in your room... but from your description, it sounds like it may be even with lights off (reflected light from light-colored surfaces). You'll probably want to settle on a projector and then do some testing with the samples... brightness can vary wildly across models and have a big impact on which material might work best. Also, do some calculations at the web projector calculator to estimate FL brightness with different projectors, placements, screen sizes, and gains to get a better idea of which material may be best for you. Even if you have to go with a brighter projector, I'd try to avoid the need for the Silver screen material if possible.
Yes, I am worried about is the bright interior of the room, there would be quite a bit of reflections from the wall/celling. Once I get the projector, and the sample materials, I am curious to see how much better the screen materials perform in our environment. Especially what the ALR and grey screens can do with some amount of ambient light/bright walls.
Also occasionally there would be some light in the room, especially when we are watching NFL with friends or when we are sharing the room with kids etc.
A while back we ruled out using a projector due to the ambient lighting situation. But I am amazed by some of the images of the silver ticket screen in this thread with a quite a bit of ambient light including daylight through windows. So we are planning to give it another try.
Originally Posted by rtart
You may want to consider adding a retractable screen and PJ for nighttime use, and keeping your TV for daytime use. I'm assuming that you already have the TV. PJ's and daylight simply don't mix. There are ways to make it better, but none will give you the PQ of a TV for daytime viewing.
We are planning to move the TV to our living room. So yes, we will still be using our TV for daytime(or non-critical) viewing. I believe Silver ticket doesn't offer a retractable screen. And I haven't found any comparable ones in this price range. If there are good alternatives, this is something worth considering this will allow us to use the home theater system with both projector and TV.