Purchasing your projector calibration in isolation from the display without considering how they work together is very likely to cost you more and give you less than ideal results. One of the greatest challenges when deciding on an LCD projector calibration is receiving the ideal brightness for the room you are going to use it in. For home use you can usually darken the room. This means you can purchase an inexpensive LCD projector calibration, frequently saving many hundreds, or even thousands, of dollars. But frequently darkening the room significantly is neither possible nor desired. Purchasing a greater specification projector calibration will provide you brighter image fidelity, but it is probably cheaper to purchase a high gain projector calibration screen. The high quality LCD projector calibration can cost you a thousand bucks more than a dimmer version, whilst quality projector calibration screens that improve the image fidelity brightness and clarity are just a few hundred bucks more.
The brightness of an LCD projector calibration is provided in anis lumens. Common values for home theater and business presentation use are 500 to 3000. The greater the number, the brighter the image fidelity will be. In the low end a darkened area is vital, whilst in the very top end satisfactory results are possible with higher lighting levels. The gain of a projector calibration display is the rise in brightness of the picture generated compared to a flat matt white screen. A gain of 1 means the picture is the exact same brightness as on a flat matt white surface, whereas two means the picture is twice as bright. As an example, if you decide you want about 1500 lumen to find an acceptable excellent picture, you could purchase a projector calibration with that score and worry about the screen afterwards. Or you could purchase a cheaper 1000 lumen version and fit it to a projector calibration screen with a gain. This would provide you an effective picture brightness of 1500 lumen at a lower cost.
Typical cheap projector calibration screens have gains of between 1 and 1.2. Benefits of 1.5 to 1.8 are attained with high quality pearlescent finishes at roughly double the price tag. If money is no object and you will need the most gain possible then you want a chromatically matched projector calibration display. Gains of around 4 can be achieved with matched projector calibrations and displays. An LCD projector calibration just transmits 3 narrow wavelengths of light in red, green and blue. A matched projector calibration display is coated with material that reflects just these wavelengths. Just about all the ambient light is absorbed or scattered, so the projected Image Fidelity looks very much brighter.