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Budget screen recommendation

Buying my first screen. The projector is a BenQ HT2050A, ceiling mounted. Distance is about 12 feet. The room in question is a dark basement with no ambient light, but a white ceiling. Screen will be in the center of a wall that's 25 feet wide, so reflection from the side walls isn't an issue. Floor will be area rug over vinyl plank. This will be a multi use setup -- some gaming, televised sports, and movies.

Do you think this type of environment is ok to go with a Elite Screens CineWhite? I'm shooting for a 120" screen.
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Buying my first screen. The projector is a BenQ HT2050A, ceiling mounted. Distance is about 12 feet. The room in question is a dark basement with no ambient light, but a white ceiling. Screen will be in the center of a wall that's 25 feet wide, so reflection from the side walls isn't an issue. Floor will be area rug over vinyl plank. This will be a multi use setup -- some gaming, televised sports, and movies.

Do you think this type of environment is ok to go with a Elite Screens CineWhite? I'm shooting for a 120" screen.
I have an elite screens 120 inch pull down. I went with a pull down because I have a TV mounted to the wall as well. I have had a few different screens over the years but nothing high end. As for this screen I can't complain. I also have a white ceiling and light gray walls.
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Buying my first screen. The projector is a BenQ HT2050A, ceiling mounted. Distance is about 12 feet. The room in question is a dark basement with no ambient light, but a white ceiling. Screen will be in the center of a wall that's 25 feet wide, so reflection from the side walls isn't an issue. Floor will be area rug over vinyl plank. This will be a multi use setup -- some gaming, televised sports, and movies.

Do you think this type of environment is ok to go with a Elite Screens CineWhite? I'm shooting for a 120" screen.
Reflection wise the ceiling can be painted in proximity to the screen, and a dark rug placed on the floor.
Two very instructive links on the subject of how reflections affect contrast/blacks:
https://www.facebook.com/projectiond...2721894385217/
https://projectiondream.com/en/contr...r-environment/

If the setup will be used with some lights on. a grey ot ALR screen can come into consideration.
A good thread regarding grey/ALR screens:
https://www.avsforum.com/forum/23-sc...ey-screen.html

A non tensioned drop down screen can have/develop waves/curs, like the ones visible in @Liquid$team's pictures.

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I would recommend you take a look at a Silver Ticket screen. Great picture at a great price.
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The white ceiling reflecting back is definitely going to decrease your image quality, but you may still find it acceptable depending on how critical you are. If you don't want to paint the ceiling black or other dark flat color, consider getting triple black velvet and tacking or stapling it up on the ceiling above the screen, and perhaps a panel on each side of your screen also, for a nice improvement in black levels and contrast. The velvet comes in rolls 44" wide and is less reflective than even the darkest paints, and is pretty easy to take down if you move compared to repainting.

I've had good results with the Elite Screens CineWhite and even more so with the excellent Silver Ticket white screens on Amazon, they are great value for the dollar.

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