Originally Posted by Andy Murto
I’m ordering the JVC NX5 and can’t decided on the screen. I’m considering both the white (1.1 gain) and gray (1.0 gain) 2.35 127” screen. Anyone have experience with these? It’s a light controlled room but we’ll occasionally have the rear recessed lights dimly lite.
I would advise not getting any Silver Ticket screen with that projector. They (along with many other economy brands) use the phrase 4K/UHD "Ready".
I don't really understand what they are trying to claim, because their surfaces will not resolve a square 4K pixel due to the textured nature of those surfaces.
Will the image look good with your NX5 and a Silver Ticket Screen? Probably. Will it look as good as it would on a proper, textureless 4K surface? Absolutely not.
As expected, the price of a legit 4K screen is higher than that of a "ready" screen. The same holds true for projectors as well; you pay more for the higher resolution, contrast, etc.
Silver Ticket is only sold on Amazon (as far as I know) and has a tremendous amount of positive reviews there. They are also highly endorsed by many "Amazon Affiliate" sites such as WireCutter and others who make commissions on referring people to Amazon.
I have no doubt that there are many satisfied ST customers and on 1080p their product is totally appropriate. When you get to 4K however there is a very obvious difference in quality when going side by side with a textureless surface.
I just did a quick search on Amazon reviews for a ST screen with keyword "4k" and the first result echos what I just said about texture.
Here is a link with some more info on textured/textureless surfaces: