Originally Posted by Bigc05
That's good to know. Where did you see that the material is different? I was mostly leaning towards the Reference Studio 4K Motorized screen because of the material and how it said to have less texture but if this isn't the case perhaps I need to look elsewhere or settle for a tension screen with the standard Matte White material.
I have the 100el(reference studio 4k motorized tensioned). It's a good case and tensioning system but just your standard pvc material like from elite silver ticket draper etc etc. Photos comparing the two from people on avs show the fixed screen is textureless as well.
2 things can happen, it has a black backing and will probably have roller marks, which will be more visible if you have a ceiling mounted projector and your eye level is closer to the bottom of the screen, the larger vertical viewing angles and projection angles make imperfections on the screen more visible. Or it doesnt have a black backing in which case light from behind the projector will illuminate the screen and if your throw distance is less than 1.8 you'll have hotspotting and these faint closely spaced horizontal sheen marks will be visible in the hotspot.
But all things considered its ok in its price range.
Whats your throw distance? distance of the lense to the screen. I know you dont want to spend more on the screen but consider stetching you budget to stewarts Neve or st100. theyre much nicer materials.. All the budget materials up to the neve will have visible texture/gain artifacts and hotspot at throw distances lower than 1.8. Neves minimum throw is 1.0 i think and has only a slight sheen artifact when compared to the studiotek/snomatte 100, which is white screen perfection, no artifacts no minimum throw perfectly matte neutral and invisible when projectioning on it. The ht5550 has a sharp image and a nice lense and will benefit from the nicer materials.
If you want to keep costs down though maybe get a quote from xy screens, they have a white material. I have their black crystal .8 gain and the case and tensioning system are nice, flat, no roller marks. you essentially bypass companies like elunevision and buy directly from the factory in china.