Originally Posted by avsBuddy
Have you made a decision on screen? I'm deciding between these very screens. With samples side by side, Glacier does have a bit of a blue push, which JVC RS can compensate with the screen setting. I have considered Seymour masking panels, but decided against it - removing/installing an upper mask on a large screen seems like a hassle.
I also checked out Matte Wide screen, and it's the best ALR screen I've seen. I would get if not for HDR, it just can't match highlights of a pure white screen.
I had analysis paralysis so I cheated. I bought one of the cheap ones from Amazon to use temporarily and see what was important and what wasn't. I've been using it for a few weeks so far. I have to say I'm happily surprised at how good a "cheap" screen looks. The build quality leaves something to be desired, and I had to mod a few parts to work, but overall it's not bad visually.
However, my wife thinks it "smells bad". I don't smell anything at all, but she said it stinks and gives her a headache. So I will need to do something else somewhat soon anyway.
Now that I have a 120" 16x9 up on the wall, I've made several observations:
1. The JVC is so much darker that the bars at the top and bottom don't bother me as much. But I still don't like them and would prefer velvet to make it black.
2. 16x9 images look HUGE, but 2.35 movies just look real good. I can see why some people prefer CIH to CIW.
3. Because of 1 and 2, I am now considering getting a 2.35 screen instead. I just have to take the time to figure out how to properly put a 16x9 image in the correct portion of my screen to mimic what it would look like on a similar 2.35 width.
4. If I go CIH, I will go a bit wider than current, as wide as I can fit without the speaker blocking the view of the two outer seats. I think I could go 115" wide but it would be very close. About 5" wider on each side than currently.
5. If I did that, I think it would be easier to live with the sides being slightly grey than the top and bottom. And it if REALLY bothered me, it would be pretty easy to hang some velvet drapes to pull in closer for 16x9 shows.
I will say, just using the small samples to compare, to me the Cime Neve "pops" a bit more, and is therefore more attractive. But while watching for a while, it seems to have a "warm" cast that makes the SeymourAV GW seem more accurate overall.
But basically, I'm still stuck undecided unfortunately. LOL.