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Old 08-28-2012, 09:22 PM   #1
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Mods - Feel free to movie this , i was not sure where to put it and thought this would be the best place to get the most replies.

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Im not sure what screen to get with my Projector i am looking to get.
This is the room conditions.

1) It will be a light controlled Room with NO Windows.
2) There will Matte black Ceiling and Dark Greyish Walls
3) The Projector will be a Optoma HD82 it has a 20,000:1 Contrast Ratio (If you have any help on projectors or a better one at around the same price please comment)
4) The LCR and Sub will be placed behind the screen so it will need to a acoustically transparent Screen.
5) My Price range is 0-2000
6) I want a Fixed Frame with a 16:9 Ratio

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I've heard good things about SMX Screens. Don't know about their availability overseas.

Good luck.
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I've heard good things about SMX Screens. Don't know about their availability overseas.

Good luck.
Thanks for the reply.

What are the differences with this screen to a screen worth around 400.
If its a light controlled room isn't it up to the projector?

Thanks
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No it's not. Just off the top of my head, there's a lot more to various screen materials then people think. Better screen materials reject ambient light (for added contrast with lights on, or light reflecting off of walls).

Cheaper screens are not as smooth (since the materials are cheaper). Screens with a more noticeable surface texture can make an image appear less sharp and detailed.

Don't spend a ton on a projector and nothing on the screen people. A higher quality projection screens will last a LOT longer then your projector.
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No it's not. Just off the top of my head, there's a lot more to various screen materials then people think. Better screen materials reject ambient light (for added contrast with lights on, or light reflecting off of walls).

Cheaper screens are not as smooth (since the materials are cheaper). Screens with a more noticeable surface texture can make an image appear less sharp and detailed.

Don't spend a ton on a projector and nothing on the screen people. A higher quality projection screens will last a LOT longer then your projector.
Do you have any experiences / Reviews that could help me?
What should i roughly spend?

Thanks for the reply
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Thanks for the reply.

What are the differences with this screen to a screen worth around 400.
If its a light controlled room isn't it up to the projector?

Thanks
Some other things that would be different with higher cost Acoustically transparent screens:
  • The screen material has holes in it, in a better screen these holes are less distinguishable from viewing distance than their lower cost counterparts.
  • A better screen will have less impact upon the sound passing through it.
  • A better screen will reflect the light from the projector better and more uniformly across the entire surface.

Here is an old review for an SMX Screen.
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