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Projector Screen Shootout: Stewart, Da-Lite & Carada Compared

by February 27, 2004
Carada Projector Screen

Carada Projector Screen

  • Product Name: Projector Screen Shootout
  • Manufacturer: Stewart Filmscreen, Da-Lite, Carada
  • Performance Rating: StarStarStarStar
  • Value Rating: StarStarStarStar
  • Review Date: February 27, 2004 19:00
  • MSRP: $ Mixed

Carada, Inc. Precision Series

  • Dimensions: 90.6" x 51" (104" diag)

  • Aspect: 1.78 to 1

  • Screen Material: High Contrast Grey

  • Gain: 0.8

  • Viewing Angle: at least 45 degrees (from center)


Da-Lite, Inc. Cinema Contour

  • Dimensions: 92" x 52" (106" diag)

  • Aspect: 1.78 to 1

  • Screen Material: Cinema Vision

  • Gain: 1.3

  • Viewing Angle: 45 degrees (from center)

Stewart Filmscreen Luxus Deluxe

  • Dimensions: 96" x 54" (110" diag)

  • Aspect: 1.78 to 1

  • Screen Material: Firehawk

  • Gain: 1.35

  • Viewing Angle: 50 degrees (from center)

Pros

  • Carada: Bang for the buck
  • Stewart: Best Overall Build Quality
  • Da-Lite: Max Build Quality on a Budget

Cons

  • Carada: Screen options limited
  • Stewart: Expensive
  • Da-Lite: Screen material not as sophisticated

Introduction

For many of us who have fallen victim to the world of home theater technology, there comes a point when we graduate to the "big screen". For me, this happened when I stumbled across a DLA-DS1 JVC video projector that needed a new power supply. It was one of those "bargain basement" deals I just couldn't pass up. I mean, we're talking a serious upgrade from a 1997 52-inch 4:3 Sony RPTV that didn't even have RGB inputs.
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