Originally Posted by nikooe
I'm new to the world of Projectors and have been saving up to get my personal home theater ready.
From all the reviews and posts that I have read, I have decided on the LG HU85LA. It seems to be a fantastic projector and I happened to get a great price on it as well.
No on to my next purchase. So the ALR screens seems very limited in regards to brands, and the prices can be "ridiculously" high on some of those. (100"-120") 120 preferred:
There is also the Matte white/Grey discussion.
So from all the companies:
2. Viewsonic BCP120
4. Grandview PEL120/PEL100
5. Elite Screens Aeon CLR Series (AR120H-CLR)
I'm sure that there might be 1 or 2 other companies which I'm missing.
So, Please let me know what your recommendations are for viewing with LG HU85LA without breaking the bank. The projector has alreay done that!
The SI is the most premium of the bunch for sure... and the most expensive. The Grandview item is a less expensive alternative that really does perform very well. Elite is on the more economical side and if you are most concerned with the price tag, is a good option.
I have no hands-on experience with Vividstorm but have had heard bad things in terms of their quality (thinness of material, problems with motor, housing, etc).
I would suspect that Viewsonic is white labeling a screen from a screen manufacturer, quite possibly Grandview, but I cannot confirm that suspicion.
XY may be a good option if you want to import directly from China and not get any dealer support (but save some $ in the process), however I have no experience with them either but I have seen some good reviews.
I would always suggest avoiding Silver Ticket as they make false claims of resolution (they use a phrase "4k Ready" but none of their surfaces are textureless and will resolve square, 4k pixels) and in this case, provide a range of 0.4-0.6 for the gain of their UST surface; well, what is it? They do have a lot of positive reviews on Amazon for their traditional white surface, however if you read into them you will see people with higher end projectors (4k+) state they are not resolving that resolution.