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Da-Lite vs. Grandview....?!?


Hi frens,

I'm getting the options of installing the following screens for my Optoma HD65.

1. Dalite 110" for Rs 18000

2. Grandview 120" for Rs 13500

Its not about the price.

I'm more concerned about the Quality of the Screen, Ease of maintenance, Warranty and most importantly...

"The Picture Quality"

Which Screen should i get...?!?

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Re: Da-Lite vs. Grandview....?!?

Hi!!

I have not seen Grandview but Dalite certainly is a great screen. You can't go wrong with it.
What is your source of these prices if you don't mind sharing the same?

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Re: Da-Lite vs. Grandview....?!?

Well Dalite are near about the world leaders in screens therefore you just can not go wrong, having said that i am using this brand screen since more then 3 years though of upper price range.

The maintenance part is in our hand how we handle it better, if handled well the screen should last for several years.

What is your room length?

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Re: Da-Lite vs. Grandview....?!?

@ sumit : prices are all quoted in delhi

@ vinay : my room length is 20 feet...
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Re: Da-Lite vs. Grandview....?!?

I think you should not have a screen above 100 inches, the 20 feet length of your room will become about 15 feet once you put the seating arrangement.

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Re: Da-Lite vs. Grandview....?!?

Great price for the Dalite and as sumit/vinay told you will not go wrong with it... Could you please share further details on dalite( fixed/pull down) type and also kindly share the dealer detail in this thread..
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Dalite where is an International Brand, born in USA...

Grandview is an budget brand born in China/India...

Secondly...
GrandView and Dalite MW Screens may look same in beginning...
But Dalite is something which is good for long run...
In local screens you will find blur pictures after an year or so...

But one big point with Dalite...
In India there are said to be many importers, but most of them are fake, as in they change the material in it...

But, the prices you have got seems to be from Sight and Sound...so you can go with it...

Dalite Manual and Fixed screens are still safer to buy in India then the motorized ones...
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Re: Da-Lite vs. Grandview....?!?

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Grandview is an budget brand born in China/India...
Grandview has nothing to do with India.
I wish we had some Indian companies making decent projection screens. It is a pity that we are paying a fortune for older models.

Grandview is OK. Dalite is better.

Regarding screen size, you can easily accommodate 120 inch if your projector is Full-HD.
Here are the THX recommendations:
I know that this is an extreme view, but that's what THX says.

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Re: Da-Lite vs. Grandview....?!?

About THX recommendations, indeed if they say something it does have value after all it is a great brand but in my case i know one thing very clearly let the projector be full hd or all mothers of full hd, the fact remains longer the viewing distance greater the charm to enjoy the movie, like in my case i am already having 23 feet, i wish i had another 3 feet or so, no wonder in best of cinema halls around the world everyone looks for seats as behind as possible, no wonder more behind the seat, more cost of ticket for better viewing.

I always say one simple thing watch 30 movies from 15 feet then take another 30 days to watch a movie from 25/30 feet, the landslide victory will be for which feet is any body's guess.

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Re: Da-Lite vs. Grandview....?!?

Hi Vinay,

Regarding screen size, you and THX represent two ends of the spectrum. I respect both the points of view. Most of the people would go for something in between.

The reason why we are looking for wider screens now, is that all the movies are being made in 2.4:1 instead of 16:9 (1.77:1). For any given screen, this just means that the picture height is going down. So for a 72" screen, instead of the 35" picture height we had earlier, we get only 26" of picture height. This is just as much height as a bedroom LCD TV.

The reason behind limiting the screen size in the past had two factors:
  1. Lower resolution
  2. The strain on human eyes while trying to simultaneously focus on things too far apart.

The first factor lost relevance when we moved from 420i (210 lines at a time) to 1080P (1080 lines together).

The perspective on the second factor is changing too. We do not have to focus on all the things together. We just focus on the key objects the director wants us to see and the remaining is peripheral vision; just like real life. The way we have added surround speakers to hear things happening in the areas of the movie we can't see, we also need to capture the peripheral vision of the audience. It is not possible to completely immerse the audience in the movie, if their peripheral vision has elements from the room where they are sitting, and not from the story they are watching.

I hope I make some sense

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