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Do projector screens make a big difference?

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I have a full HD projector and have been using it onto an off-white wall for a few years.  The image is good but I do need to pull the curtains to get decent contrast.

My question is: Would a glass-beaded screen make an appreciable difference to the image quality - both brightness and contrast?

The convenience of just using the wall is great as the room looks 'normal' when not watching TV.  I use the projector for everything and do not own a TV but TV's of friends certainly seem more 'viewable' in daylight.

Any help and advice from people using screens would be much appreciated, thanks.

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RE: Do projector screens make a big difference?

Yes without doubt.

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RE: Do projector screens make a big difference?

Thanks for the repsonse Nick.  I am looking at a 106" 16:9 screen for about £100.

What should I be aware of as potential problems or issues with such a budget screen?  It gets good reviews.

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Stereo - PC/NAS (Synology DS212J), Squeezebox Touch via CAT6, MF A3.2 Amp, Monitor Audio Silver S8