I am newbie, who decided to throw some money into my first HT. So, I bought Sony VPL-VW570ES (695ES in US iirc) and SI Slate 1.2 137 inch screen. Was told it would work well. My room is dedicated, but not absolutely light controlled - it is in the basement, 2 small windows are covered with blackout curtains. Walls and ceiling a painted in dark grey, the screen wall is the darkest, and others are tone or two brighter. However, after completing the installation I was really dissapointed - especially after spending almost 4k euros on the screen - I see grains all over the picture, it is most visible when there are white and bright colours. My throw distance is about 1.5 - ~4.66 meters from the screen to PJ. Unfortunately that is the max distance I could get. Viewing distance is about 3.5-4 meters from the screen. That grain effect looks like, there is a nice picture somewhere behind the, I don’t know, greasy screen maybe? Many many little dots that are like a first layer, and the picture itself is on the second layer. And those dots are everywhere, it doesn’t matter what viewing angle and so on am I watching it.
Is it the screen problem because of small throwing distance? I think I could live with it but not when I paid such price. Expectations were much higher. I am now considering trying either Stewart Cima Neve, which would cost about 3 grands in EU, or getting EliteScreens CineWhite for ~800 Eur. At the same time I am kinda scared that my projector could not lighten up a White screen in my environment. Also, what are the chances getting grains on those 2 screens?
Gotta think how to sell that Slate now, if the problem is the screen, because there aren’t so many enthuasiasts in my country specifically and in EU in general I think.
Thank you in advance for the answers.