Hi, I am going to add black velvet on the side walls and ceiling around the canvas, but not sure if I should add black velvet on the front wall (projector screen wall), or if I should go for a lighter color here?
Perceived black level is excellent illustrated by the picture below, where a lighter background gives an illusion of better black levels. My projector is BenQ W1300, and since we are talking about a budget projector with just medium black levels, I want to optimise the room for better black levels.
I will probably pick either Jumbo corduroy (in light color) or black velvet behind the canvas, based on what we conclude in this thread.
Gradient optical illusion
Black velvet on front wall Pros/cons + Image will "float" in the room - The eyes get a better reference point, therefore black levels will be worse
Lighter color on front wall Pros/cons + Perceived black level on the canvas will be better - The picture will not "float" in the room the same way as a black velvet background
Illustration of my room (red area will be covered with black velvet)
Will the room be otherwise dark? (Well light-controlled) if yes; then black. If no, bias lighting might be a good choice - at least worth considering.
Hi, the room is egg-white, that is why I am adding 1 meter of black velvet on the side walls and ceiling surrounding the projector screen, see picture for illustration. The window is totally blacked out, so the only light in the room would be reflection from where the walls are not covered in black velvet.