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Consumer Projector with a Commercial-like look

I apologize if I've posted in the wrong forum (or this has been asked before).

My questions:
1. What would be a typical contrast ratio measured on screen at a commercial theater?
2. What is an average black level that you might see when going to the theater?

I'm sure like many in this sub forum, I share a desire for having the commercial cinema-like experience in the home. I don't care about the highest contrast ratio or the blackest blacks, but just something comparable to the quality you would get from your average local cineplex. I know it won't be like having the real d-cinema projector, but I would love to reproduce that film-like quality you get in a commercial theater with a consumer projector.

I know this is an ultra high-end forum, but I thought this audience might know better than anyone. Thank you

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I apologize if I've posted in the wrong forum (or this has been asked before).

My questions:
1. What would be a typical contrast ratio measured on screen at a commercial theater?
2. What is an average black level that you might see when going to the theater?

I'm sure like many in this sub forum, I share a desire for having the commercial cinema-like experience in the home. I don't care about the highest contrast ratio or the blackest blacks, but just something comparable to the quality you would get from your average local cineplex. I know it won't be like having the real d-cinema projector, but I would love to reproduce that film-like quality you get in a commercial theater with a consumer projector.

I know this is an ultra high-end forum, but I thought this audience might know better than anyone. Thank you
Get a low mileage cinema projector. You can max out a 3kw cinema projector at 4400-1 with14-23ft lamberts 10k+- lumens, that is double the contrast from stock not that expensive.
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Thank you for the help

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Bottom end 2K new is around 50K, though you may not get that pricing when buying just the one unit, add 10K? for the contrats mod. Used, discount is ?? percent?
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30-35k possible with all mods.USED series1 or add imb server for series 2. Depnds how motivated owner is.
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