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Bumping this old thread b/c I'm looking to make a quick decision. I have a calibrator coming on Thursday, and if I'm going to make a switch on screens, I should do it before he comes.
Currently have a 110" 16:9 grey screen from Silver Ticket. I have been very happy with it, paired with an Epson 5030. But I recently upgraded to the 5050, which has HDR, and I'm struggling with the idea that I'm somehow missing some of the HDR highlights by using the grey screen.
My basement can be 99.9% blacked out, minus some light that sneaks in through the slatted doorway to the utility room (see image "Room2"), but thats only during the day anyway. Otherwise, all windows have been plugged with dark closed-cell foam inserts. Usage is primarily for movies, but gets a decent amount of usage for sports and kids movies/programs.
Projector is mounted 14'6" from the screen, and seating is about 11-11.5' from the screen.
I'm considering switching to the Silver Ticket white screen, 2.35:1 115", which nets me about 10" wider screen.
Due to some shipping errors, I have an additional grey screen for my frame, so I have no concerns about selling it.
I just painted the ceiling (Sherwin Williams Anchors Aweigh), and don't have any plans to paint any additional walls right now.
Here's some images (yeah, I am well aware that cell phone images don't mean shinola) to help give some perspective. Would you / should I pull the trigger and switch to a white screen? Would there be a noticeable difference?
Video: Epson 5050 / nVidia Shield / OPPO-103
Audio: Marantz 7010 / MartinLogan Motion 40 (LR), 50XT (center), M2 (surrounds)
Streaming: nVidia Shield / Roku Ultra / Chromecast Ultra
NAS: Synology 1515+ Server: Ubuntu 18.04, i7-8700 CPU
HTPC: Win10 Pro 64-bit, i5 750 Radeon HD 5850