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post #1 of 9 Old 02-18-12, 09:13 AM Thread Starter
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120" Screen help!

Hey guys, new to the forum here and I could use some of your advice. I am on a pretty strict budget and have been looking at the 120" motorized Favi screen for around $200 which seems like an amazing price. I will probably be using an Optoma HD20 and will have some ambient light.

I am open to any suggestions on the screen or even the projector or if anyone on here has used either, what their thoughts are. Thanks in advance for the help guys!
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post #2 of 9 Old 02-18-12, 11:25 AM Thread Starter
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Re: 120" Screen help!

Do you have any screens that you can suggest? Something for some ambient light about 120" preferably motorized for a decent price? Thanks
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post #3 of 9 Old 02-18-12, 02:10 PM
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Both mono price and projector people sell cheap motorized screens. If you can afford it go with a tension motorized screen from projector people. Shipping is around $100. Locally the frys by me has started carrying screens. You can save on the shipping.
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post #4 of 9 Old 02-19-12, 03:54 AM Thread Starter
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Re: 120" Screen help!

What advantage does a gray screen provide over a matte white screen?
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post #5 of 9 Old 02-19-12, 11:35 AM
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Look at the gain of the screen. With a 120" screen you will need a pretty bright projector. My setup is an Epsom 8700 ub with a 1.1 gain 120" inch screen. I mostly watch movies at night so ambient light isn't a problem. I think projectorpeople website has a calculator for screen size and gain that is calculated for what ever type of projector you have. I'm happy with my Elite. I know there are much better screens but mine is set up in family room slash theater room.
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post #6 of 9 Old 02-19-12, 12:35 PM
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Re: 120" Screen help!

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What advantage does a gray screen provide over a matte white screen?
Unless you have a PJ with great black levels AND a HT with very dark room surfaces (to control light bounce-back onto the screen during use) a gray screen will provide higher perceived image contrast and richer colors than a white screen.
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post #7 of 9 Old 02-19-12, 05:06 PM Thread Starter
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Re: 120" Screen help!

That looks like an awesome screen but because of my setup, I need an electric screen and the elite screen is $900 compared to $200 I may be better off just finding a way to get rid of all ambient light. I appreciate all your guys help! Thanks for the continued input. Wish I didn't have a budget
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post #8 of 9 Old 02-23-12, 05:48 PM Thread Starter
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Re: 120" Screen help!

Have any of you guys heard of a Focupix HDVio Grey electric screen or the Elitech Motorized High contrast grey screen. I found them for under $400 and I just can't find anything else out there for under $500 that is electric 120" and a grey screen.

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post #9 of 9 Old 09-26-13, 08:41 AM
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Re: 120" Screen help!

What did you wind up going with?
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