Originally Posted by coderguy
I would rather have an RS-640 on a $25 screen, than an RS-400 on a $25,000 screen.
I have seen the difference in person, and the projector makes way more difference to me than the screen.
I tune out the screen pretty easily, unless it's really textured or hot spotting.
You're prob right on that one..
But recently i started testing out screens... and to me they do make a heck of a lot of difference...
Here are my findings:
1. Woven vs solid vinyl...
I'll never get back to woven screens. The difference is night and day for me. And I am including the world's best the V6 here.. it's not even funny the difference you'll see in sharpness. I'll argue that any 'starfield' comparisons you can do with any JVCs vs Sony pales in comparison when you compare woven vs solid screens in terms of sharpness. You spend $10,000s of dollars on projectors with the best possible lens and then just got rid of all the advantages with a woven screen.
2. High gain vs Neutral
This one is subjective I must acknowledge... I personally love the 1.8 gain i have... compared to the 1.0 side by side, it's not even a competition... now, again, i said, this one is subjective.... you'll get a bit of 'hot spotting'.. but i don't notice it at all really unless you have an image of the same color over the entire screen... otherwise with 99.99 percent of all content, i don't see any... So, essentially, the 1.8 gain screen has turned my Sony 760 into the JVC Z1 in terms of brightness... i get super popping brightness and super nice vivid colors...
3. Silver vs White screen
Again, this is controversial and subjective. To me, my silver screen added contrast. And to anyone who has sit in my cinema room, the same... I don't want to go back into debating this issue because all i get will be numbers why it can't happen, yet it is what it is...