Ok, I'm picking a paint, doing it and taking my ball and going home for awhile, lol.
1. Living Room:
LMAO, insane heh? It DOES get much better with the drapes drawn...and there's little else for natural light, thankfully. Still laughing.
2. Basically: huge amounts of ambient light that can be somewhat controlled, but it will be decently lit during the day. I'll try to add a daytime pic with drapes drawn, soon.
3. PJ: Panny PTAR-100: 2000+ lumens on tap, calibrates to 700 ish in "best" mode.
4. Throw/screen: 11' with an 82" screen...I know, small screen, short distance, but both are maxed out for now.
5. Desires: daylight "watchability" is paramount, but if possible, I'd like to be able put the PJ in a "brighter' mode for daytime while using cinema/cinema vivid for nighttime and getting the best PQ I can...that would be pie in the sky, I'm sure. I'm a noob, but would this mean I could "get away" with a lighter/darker gray? Please advise.
Last, I realize there's no magic formula and worse, you cannot even get a real feel for my room. Still, I want to make the best first decision I can...if it doesn't work out, I can try something else, not the end of the world.
Thankfully this is temporary and I'll have a much better scenario in "x" number of months.
Thanks a ton and pleased advise if more info is needed!