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I think the review didn't touch on a few key points that are really important with this kind of screen. Perhaps it reflects the bias towards the use of ultra high contrast home theater projectors which are typically very dim. This is especially true in their optimum mode. I think that this kind of screen isn't meant for those projectors. A typical ht projector which puts out 600 lumens in cinema mode is many for a dark room. No screen will change this.

Black screens have the advantage of giving the appearance of great blacks when using brighter projectors. Bright professional projectors with 5000 - 20000 lumens typically have a contrast ratio of between 2000:1 and 8500:1. Compared to the 50,000:1 you expect from a ht projector, blacks could use a little help. I use a black screen to enable me to get great blacks from a brighter projector. It is enough to close the gap in most cases. Both my bright projector and my 50,000:1 contrast ht projector have great blacks but now my bright projector keeps them with the lights on. My ht projector is barely visible with the lights on. All that contrast is wasted and the best it can do is a washed out image.

The other point here is, why would you compare it to a white 1 gain screen? The review stated the obvious. We knew one would look better in light conditions before we started reading. We aren't stupid. We wanted to know how it compares to other screens that claim to work well with the lights on. Specifically, black diamond, steward g3, standard grey screens and maybe even the benefits over a DIY black widow screen.

$3000 for a pece of material might sond like good value to you but how much advantage does it give over a grey screen which can be bought or made for far less? How does it look with brighter projectors that have a chance of working with ambient light? Would I be better off putting $3000 onto this s Rene or buying a brighter projector?

I would also like more info on how it works and what it is made from. This "multi-layered" description tells me very little and that makes it harder to judge if $3000 is a good deal or if I'm buying a few different colors of PVC material pressed together. "Selectively reflecting" can mean 2 things. One definition is like the dichroic coating that Sony claimed on their Chromavue screens. The others like the micro-louvers the black diamond and DNP screens use to block light from the sides and above.

I would point out that when they were available, Sony sold its black screen Dynaclear for $400 for the 80 inch. I can honestly say that was good value given that there was no other material like it at even close to the same price range. At $3000, these screens sound like a rip off and tha the reason why how they are made is a secret is that we would see how little it was worth it.
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