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Hi all,


I'm trying to finalize my projector and screen purchase.

I will get Sharp PG-M20X. As for the screen, well, is a bit complex.

The screen-project distance would be around 11.5 feet. The projector will be 9 feet off the floor, is that too high?


I'm shopping around for screen now. I'm just wondering, should I get the gray screen or matte white? I don't want anything more than 1.3 gain. I heard that the black in M20X is not black enought, that's why I'm considering those gray screen.


If I were to go for gray screen, should I get "Square" or "Video", look that the following urls:

Square format

Video format


I will be using it with my HTPC. I'm only interested in manul-pull down for cost issue. Thanks.
 

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I am getting a 4:3 white screen. I'm not sure what you would use a square screen for since all types of displays are wider than a square
 

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Although you did not indicate the size of the screen you were considering you will find that the M20X is pretty bright and if you will have a good degree of ambient light control I don't think a gray or silver screen would be a disadvantage. I have a home made matte white 16:9 screen now with that projector and find that white will reflect ambient light back easily. I am considering a silver screen redo of my present screen as noted in the screen forum. As to the shape, the M20X will put a 1.33 image in the center of a 16:9 screen when you hit the resize button on the remote. I would base the screen shape on what you plan on watching most.
 

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KC,


me again. I got a Da-lite Matte white Model B screen. Quite nice except that the edges where the sreen is clamped in the weighted tube on its bottom are a bit torn out over time. This causes a slight ripple but is hardly noticeable during viewing. It depends on what you like to watch. My screen is 16x9 because I only watch widesrceen dvd's. If ever I need to watch 4x3 I don't bother with the tube on the bottom that cuts through my image a little when I let it project on the white wall behind it. I find that in my totally white room with all lights off, quite a lot of light gets reflected back on the screen and I am sure with a black room my contrast would be better. That said even with a little light coming from the kitchen behind or even during daytime the thing is still watchable just not cinemalike.


I've recently seen a Sony CRT pj driven with theatertek on a rather small 82 inch screen. I was sooo jealous. What a great smooth image with absolutely zero pixelation. I must admit that I am very satisfied with the M20 but if I wear my glasses I can see pixel structure at 12 feet in bright scenes. At thirteen feet I don't see them anymore. But the CRT image was definitely better, no question. I am using a Pio 47a over component and progressive.


Till
 
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