Originally Posted by Steve Bruzonsky
If for you the G4's sheen texture is easy to ignore it will be for me for sure! Besides the fact that given I'm not that bright I can always use some more brightness!
Seriously I will look into changing out to the G4, as one can always use added brightness for HDR (which I will certainly get as I ad the DCR lens and if I also change to G4); and as I continue to log hours onto my projector, as the laser slowly dims I certainly won't notice as much. I do like to watch regular tv shows as well as KScape and 4k disc movies so I log about 1500 hours annually on my projector (but none since last August as my theater is down for renovation & upgrade).
Kris, when my upgrade & renovation is done, and Covid-19 clears sufficiently that you feel same to fly and come out to then calibrate my video (certainly some months away), it will be great to meet you!
I upgraded to the ST130 G4 here and absolutely love it. The texture is totally invisible until you're projecting a huge splotch of pure white or such and even then its really mild. I can go days several viewing sessions and never see a texture at all.
For me, I got the 130 over the 100 due to my projector. On the RS4500, you can close the iris down and increase contrast. The G130 material added brightness so I could close my iris down more and get improved contrast. That's why I went 130 over 100 here.
If you go to stewart's website and use the contact form, you can request a sample of the G4 material for free. I had a 130 and 100 sample here I use to tape up to the screen and compare.
Not only is the ST130 brighter, but if I project a pure white screen and stand next to the screen, I can see the pixel grid sharper than my old screen. I am not sure how much this sharpness increase translates across the room, but at least knowing it's there means something to me.
Video: JVC RS4500 135" ST130 G4 screen in batcave, htpc nvidia 1080ti madVR.
Audio: Anthem mrx720 running 7.1.4, McIntosh MC-303, MC-152, B&W 802d3 LR, B&W HTM1D3 center, B&W 805d3 surround, B&W 702S2 rear, B&W 706s2 x 4 shelf mounted for atmos, Infinite Baffle Subs 4x15 fi audio running on behringer ep4000 + 2x12 fi audio mounted in main chair firing into back.