As a newbie I am trying to gather as much information as I can. One thing that still baffels me is trying to calculate actual screen brightness and contrast. I know it's impossible to tell with 100% accuracy before it's set up and calibrated, but I would like to know what type of ballpark I'm in. I have done quite a bit of reading but am still baffled.
The room is fairly well lit with much ambient light. I have already begun seeing how much light can be masked. I can also fit lighting behind the screen without much hassle. I am looking at a lt150 with a very short throw to a 57"x42" ( masked down to 32" ) wide screen. With an 800 lumen projector ~.3 lumen sq/in or 48 lumen sq/ft how can I calculate how it will compare to traditional viewing surfaces?
PQ is most important. I am also very interested in a wide viewing angle. From my understanding my best bet would be some sort of grey matt screen. I doubt with such a ( relativly ) small screen gain should not be necessary. The screen would be used almost exclusivly for movies.
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