Originally Posted by aerodynamics
No but from reading experiences on this forum and elsewhere, users are typically underwhelmed when using a UST projector with a non UST screen. Due to the extreme throw angle the proper screen really is necessary for best pq and the perceived contrast Mr. Archer wrote about.
I don't think a "UST screen" is necessary for UST projectors in general...I think what comes into play is when one wants to use an ALR solution with a UST projector.
I'm sure most people want to use a UST projector in combination with an ALR screen to "replace" a giant TV, especially for daytime viewing...I'm just interested in this projector because of the cost, brightness, and LAZERS
My main goal is to replace my current projector with a laser light source, use it with my current 'normal' screen, and view at night with movies, playing games, things as usual.
I'm pretty sure Epson will release a standard throw laser based projector pretty soon that is on par with their standard line up. Not the pricey LS10500, but their usual LCD based models replaced with a laser based light engine (think 5040UB with laser instead of lamp).
I still think a grey screen with this many lumens would satisfy normal 'night time/dark' movie viewing, as I've been doing for the last 10 years. I really want to like/love this projector, but only time will tell.
Everyone has their specific needs of course.