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I have been in the market for a new projector screen for a little while now. I have been reading this forum (extremely helpful, thanks all!) and I have seen a lot of people post that they were able to purchase a screen in the range of $200-$400. However, every time I go to price out a screen, I end up in the $1,000 range... what am I missing? Are my standards just too high?


I currently have a 90" home-brew... essentially a piece of 4' x 8' hardboard pained with a foam roller using Behr silverscreen paint. I spray-painted some crown molding black and framed the outside of the hardboard to create a border. This has been my screen for about four years. I really want to upgrade to a real screen with a good contrast and color reproduciton and 1.3 gain.


So in a nutshell, I'm not looking to replace my home-brew with another crappy solution. After reading this forum, I've settled on the Da-Lite Cinema Vision screen... but I'm not seeing out there for less than $900 (100")


Where are you guys finding these wonderful deals?
 

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I assume you are looking for a fixed frame screen? That price seems about right for the Cinema Contour after discount. Have you checked out the Da-Lite Perm-Wall? It costs about 50% less than the Cinema Contour. It does not look as classy as the Cinema Contour, but it will give you the same picture. It does require mounting on a flat wall, which becomes an integral part of its structure. I suggest you get a quote from Jason at AV Science Store if you haven't already done so.
 

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you are correct, I'm looking for a fixed frame. I looked a the cinema contour, da-snap, and perm-wall. The price difference between the da-snap with pro-finish and contour were negligible. The Perm-Wall was definitely cheaper... but I don't want it to look ugly... Wife Acceptance Factor (WAF) and all.


I did speak with Jason and he was definitely the best price out there.


I guess I was just hoping I wouldn't have to spend $1,000+ on a new screen... but if I want quality, I have to pay for it.


But I still don't understand how people on this forum are happy with screens for around $300 - do they just not care what the frame/screen looks like when the PJ is off? How do they get by the WAF?
 

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Originally Posted by mikerez /forum/post/18247146


but if I want quality, I have to pay for it.


That is the best quote when it comes to this hobby.
 

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I have a Carada 110" 16:9 Criterion screen that I purchased new last year, it has the Brilliant White surface I love the picture quality with my BenQ W5000 projector but I am replacing it with an acoustically transparent screen, I paid $821.33 plus shipping, once I receive my Seymour AT screen and I'm happy with the picture I'll sell the Carada. either way if someone buys mine or goes with a new one I give high marks to the Carada Criterion, the fit and finish is perfect and the picture quality is remarkable.
 

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Thanks all for the feedback. I'll take a closer look at the Carada screens. But let me ask this question... I stumbled across the Da-Lite Series C HDTV format screens. It appears to be significantly cheaper than the Cinema Vision screens. The screen material seems to be different... most likely the reason for the price difference.


Anyone have any experience with this screen?
 

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"But I still don't understand how people on this forum are happy with screens for around $300 - do they just not care what the frame/screen looks like when the PJ is off? How do they get by the WAF?"


Some of us get electrics so you don't have to look at the screen or the frame.


The compact case can be hidden with woodwork or mount it above the ceiling for max stealth.


I think an electric Dalite in your size will be way under $1k.
 

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Some of us get electrics so you don't have to look at the screen or the frame.

What do you mean by electrics? A motorized screen that retracts? Would that be the same as a series C, just with a motor?


You are absolutely correct that I could hide it behind something. I guess I'm not clear on the difference in screen material. The Cinema Vision with a 1.3 gain gets good reviews... I haven't seen much on the Matte White. Just wondering how much better the Cinema Vision would be vs. the Matte White?
 

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I have purchased new LCD of Penasonic which is 63" and its cost is 221$ so i have great feel from last six year.

But right now there are some problem appear but company are giving more maintenance so its really bed.
 
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