Well.. I suppose "opaque" is a subjective term.
I was not surprised that light passed through the screen, just expected less.
I have a couple of sconces, from the Uptown Theatre prior to it burning in 1960, on either side of the screen that served as accent lighting. They must now be left completely off.
Fortunately my stage area is all red oak with 3 applications of Cabernet stain, making it very dark behind the screen and to the sides.
My screen comes down about 6 inches in front of the plasma.
The ZT60 has much lower reflectivity than past plasmas, due to some new screen bonding process.
So far, I have not noticed any reflections off the plasma back to the screen during normal viewing.
My only concern is that I have not been able to set the gamma higher than 2.0 on the first couple attempts. (the gamma controls are not very good on the PT-AE2000u, so I'll have to work at the hard way....they were greatly improved on later models).
A blanket over the plasma will quickly confirm if there is an issue with reflections washing out the picture enough to effect the gamma measurement.
Looking at the photos, you might be thinking OMG!, but the setup is biased to record the light through the screen, and the ZT60 is set to 30fL.
The first photo is looking behind the screen from the side...Ref4K on the right side, plasma panel on the left.
The second photo is taken from the seating position, with 75% Color bars on the plasma behind the screen, which has 0% White projected on it.
Third photo has 100% Green Full field pattern on the plasma.
Last edited by RRF; 10-13-2014 at 08:40 PM.