Originally Posted by tidwelr1
The screens you listed are significantly more than I was hoping to spend on a screen. I would think the projector is more important than the screen. Any idea what the breakdown is in terms of importance? Also, at what point does the law of diminishing returns kick in on screens?
A projection system is 2 components. A projector and a screen, so I would personally rate the screen as equal in importance. While a more expensive projector will have less inadequacies, its the same for the screen. Theres no diminishing returns, the Stewart Studiotek 100 is a perfect screen ;] You have budget materials from elite and silver ticket, mid range materials like from SeymourAV, and then the best. Personal budget and preference are well... entirely that, personal, if you're not comfortable spending more on a screen then don't.
With the screen its all about the visibility of the screen, any time theres motion(which is most of the time with moving pictures) the screen will be visible. The better the material the less visible the screen is.
You can always purchase something affordable and upgrade to a good screen later down the road. Thats the boat Im in, I have 2 motorized screens an Elunevision Reference 100EL(silver tickets white) and an XY Screen Black Crystal 0.8 gain. When I upgrade the screens it will be to Stewart Snomatte for the 100el and to a Da Lite Parallax or an EPV Darkstar9 for the Black Crystal.
But strongly consider ALR, projection is fickle when it comes to light in the room, even the light bouncing of the screen into the room and back to the screen, hence why rooms with projection often have matte black ceilings, fabric walls, carpet, and everything is dark.
Did you get a quote from XY Screen? Its definitely the most affordable. some information in this thread. https://www.avsforum.com/forum/23-sc...on-review.html