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Need 158-160" 2.35:1 Fixed Frame, Gain 1.3
I will be using a JVC RS400, probably with a 17' Throw Distance, in a moderately light controlled room, onto a fairly large 158-160" 2.35:1 fixed frame screen, and it has been recommended to me by people who know their stuff that a 1.3 or so Gain screen would be advantageous. I will be doing some 3D viewing, which would also be helped with this Gain.
I am looking for options that won't break the bank. The Screen Innovations 160" with Solar White (Gain 1.3) looks like it would be an excellent match, but it costs $1800 before shipping. The budget on my project has been steadily creeping up, and while I may be able to stretch for this, wanted to explore options that wouldn't be quite as costly, and hopefully deliver most of its performance.
I was initially looking at the SilverTicket 158" 2.35:1, with a Gain of 1.1, but apparently that may be a real-world Gain closer to 0.9. $400.
This screen size, and the scope aspect ratio, narrows the available choices, so I'm interested in getting recommendations on other screens to consider somewhere between the cheap $400 and the $1800 SI.
The Carada does have a decent option, with an advertised Gain of 1.4 for $1109, which is attractive. Is the SI worth the additional $700?
For these 3 options, Mike at AVS calculated effective screen brightness at 18 ftL for the SilverTicket, 22 ftL for the Carada, and 26 ftL for the ScreenInnovations, to put things in perspective.
Anyway, any thoughts and experience with these screens, or others I should consider, would be appreciated. And I'd rather not go the DIY route - that just isn't my thing for a variety of reasons.
JVC NX7, DCR Lens, Marantz SR7010, Screen Innovations 160" 2.35:1 Screen
Front L/R: Duntech Sovereigns, powered by 2 bridged Adcom GFA-555
Center: Revel C208 powered by Cambridge Audio Azur 851W
Dolby Bed (4): Sony Core SS-CS5, Atmos (4): Ascend Acoustics CBM-170 SE
Subwoofer: DIY 8' sub with 4 18" SI Drivers, powered by iNuke 6000