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Has anyone tried JMGO N1 Ultra with Vividstorm S Pro ALR or their Fresnel screen? According to Vividstorm, the S Pro reduces the speckle this projector is known for quite effectively. Can anyone confirm this?
What would be the best screen for this projector in the room which is mostly dark to very dark? I'd like my blacks as dark as possible but don't want the image to appear washed out and dull. I'm looking for the best possible dynamic range.
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A long throw ALR screen produces speckling, image uniformity issues, and hot spotting all by itself and should be avoided no matter what.

I'm not sure where you read that a ALR screen of any kind will help, but that doesn't match up to reality of what I have EVER seen with a long throw ALR screen. They just look like garbage.

If you're in a dark room, then make sure the room is painted dark and truly controls light. From there, a lower gain white screen will give the best results.

It's best to spend money treating the room, not buying a bandage of a screen to try to fix a bad room. A good room, and a good projector, with a cheap screen will look better than a bad room with a good projector with a high end screen.

And, while the N1 is a solid product, it won't have the contrast of a model like the Epson 5050UB or some of the better competition.
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understood. And speaking of low gain "regular" screen, which ones should I be looking at, and which gain? JMGO N1 Ultra is very bright!
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If fixed frame, I'm rather fond of the Silver Ticket Products screens.

Their matte grey screen is a very entry level model screen without positive gain and works well to improve contrast a bit while not introducing speckling.

Their matte white and matte grey are both decent choices...
https://www.silverticketproducts.com/collections/all/category_projection-screen+ratio_16-9+frame_standard+condition_new+style_matte-white

For a really nice screen material (as it should be) look at the DaLite HD Progressive screen with .9 gain. It's a really top tier product.
https://www.projectorscreen.com/hdprogressive09
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