Originally Posted by rrebello
How does the ALR properties compare between the Parallax and Matinee Wide?
They are virtually the same when viewed directly in front my lighting is from the sides if you have overhead lights the parallax may have the advantage as it is designed more for that situation. The downside of the parallax is the projector needs to be lower than the Matinee wide for the best results to maintain brightness. I am going to do some tests on this latter current temporary position of my projector is just above head height.
Brightness of the two is about the same when put side by side and viewed directly in front. I think the parallax might be slightly sharper but my sample is fairly small 30x30cm vs the MW 600x600cm. I have not checked the viewing angles completely yet both seem good I suspect the parallax has a wider viewing cone.
I have 2x throw distance my room is 7 meters long x 5meters wide, final position of projector will be ceiling mount the room is fully light controlled.
My preference would be 1st Parallax then Matinee Wide but they not poles apart.
- (Dark grey material) narrow viewing cones and the most side affects.
Ambient-Visionaire Black 1.2
Matinee Black 1.4
(mid grey material) wide viewing cone
DaLites Parallax 0.8
(silver material) wide viewing cone
Matinee Silver 2.0 - can hot spot
Ambient-Visionaire Silver 1.3
Very low ALR
- stick with white screen the benefits just are not there.
Straight Grey only screens