Ultra Short Throw Projector Screen

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    1. collo1989

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      Hey,

      I've recently received a Xiaomi UST laser projector and I have it projecting onto a matte grey wall.

      I'm considering getting a screen due to a few midday issues with ambient light.

      I've had a sample of the EliteScreens Aeon CLR screen, and it is impressive. but at £1600 (for 90"), it's more than the projector.

      I've been trying to find reviews or comparisons to the £1,000 Optima ALR 100 (100 inch) and, at the completely other end of the scale, the XY Screens ALR products from China

      if anyone has any experience, or words of wisdom, I'd be grateful!

      Thanks,
       
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      The good thing with the Optoma is Richer Sounds sell it. Ring your closest store and see if they can arrange a demo for you (make sure to bring your projector with you).

      The other screens mentioned are going to be almost impossible to get a demo of so your then relying on third party information/reviews which can be extremely biased depending on the source.
       
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      Good shout! Their closest store to me has a load of ambient light to test it on too!!

      I'm surprised with how hard it is to come by screen samples, only Elite Screens have been happy to send one out!
       
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      I've heard it mentioned that the benefits of alr dont show up properly with small samples. Might explain why most manufacturers won't provide them.
       
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      Fair enough, the elite screens one was impressive, I turned it upside down to see the difference...
       

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      yep that's what you need to the looks of it, how much is a full screen?
       
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      Thats very interesting - i don't think a React sample would work like that if you turned it upside down?

      You could always contact Draper or Euroscreen for some samples.
       
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      I've ordered an Optoma 100" screen, I can return if I don't like it!
       
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      Let us know how it works
       
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      Hi,

      I am looking at the same 2 screens as you... just bought myself the Xiaomi Mi Laser projector. I can get the Elite Screen CLR one via the US (100" about £800), or the ALR100 by Optoma via Richer Sounds for about £1000. Any feel for which would be the better screen for the Xiaomi? Thanks in advance.
       
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      The ALR100 is good but it's started to 'sag' in the corners a bit, which is a shame, I've contacted them to try and resolve
       

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