DIY Granddad (w/help)
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: Byhalia, Mississippi. Waaaay down in the Bottoms
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By your own description of your room it's indicative that you must have realized room reflection issues ARE NOT overblown and there is a need to address them because your own Theater was / is made to mitigate such. If not, and the room's colors were never changed, then in reality you are not in a position to judge how "overblown" room reflection issues are because obviously, your room doesn't "reflect" you even ever had such issues. Ditto for Can lights set to the side and run at -75% dimmed. Used in such a manner, obviously they should not / would not / do not present a problem,
Why not turn those lights up to 100% and take us a few screenies of Underworld? Then do it again ay 75% dimmed. I promise you no one will criticize the effort or question the validity of the shots. Oh yeah....use a couple of Test Patterns too...of course. View and consier the results, then pause to reconsider you statement.
All that really needs to be said, and should have only been said is that rooms where at least some effort has been made to mitigate reflections, and where sensible placement / use of lighting is employed might very well accept the use of a white screen,,,,,with the condition that the PJ is fully capable of providing the level of Black rendition and contrast that is needed for one's personal satisfaction.
Your statement was essentially a blanket dismissal of an issue 90% of every other DIY'er needs to be made aware of.
The use of 6 Spots at 25' from the screen to illuminate the Pool Table is infinitely wise. I advocate spots to almost every person I address Theater design issues with, and in your situation the proper use shows how little effect they have when properly configured.
So.........both situations above allow for the use of a white screen "BECAUSE" they address common concerns and needs.....whether each circumstance's solution was intentionally done or just a happy coincidence, neither situation speaks out against the need for the right screen for a given situation.