LG AF115 - Projector Screens
8/9/2010 - Art Feierman
LG AF115 Projector Screen Recommendations
Since the LG AF115's black level performance is just average, and not exceptional, all else considered, I'd recommend an HC gray surface to lower blacks. That assumes no special room requirements, that might demand a different type of screen. If you are working in a family room environment, that high contrast gray screen will also help with ambient light coming in from the sides.
Certainly there's a good amount of "best" mode lumens to go around, so most people will still have a nice bright image.
That said, you should consider your room (wall/ceiling/floor color), ambient light issues (day and night), etc. to determine what screen surface will work best for the mix of content you tend to watch.
Even this lower powered LG can fill all of my 128" Firehawk G3. I can say, that although pairing this LG with my Firehawk worked out well, but I still favor projectors with higher contrast, better blacks.
Bottom line - unless you are going with an exceptionally large screen (at least as large as my Firehawk, probably), you'll be best served with a high contrast gray, like the expensive Firehawk, or any number of less expensive HC gray screens including the Elite HC gray (light gray - a "compromise surface), or the Da-lite HC Da-Mat, to name two. Or even the Da-lite HC Cinemavision, which is a light gray HD screen like the Elite (the HC Da-mat is a darker gray with lower gain).