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post #3901 of 3908 Old 04-18-2016, 06:11 PM
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Anyone know of any comparisons between SI and Seymour AT screens? For whatever reasons, these have become my top two options. (Well, and DragonFly as a distant third as proposed by an installer to fit in my budget.)

I'm most interested in whether they are basically peers or if one is substantially better than the other. A dB or two of loss in sound or minor differences in calibration impacts to the projector probably aren't much concern.
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Just mounted a Black Diamond, 106" diag screen, on the wall. Proj is 13 feet away, ceiling mounted, 2500 lumen.

Ambient light rejection just seems kinda "meh". Looks great in a pitch black room.

Am i just hoping for to much that isnt realistic with ambient light (table lamps on, floor-to-ceiling windows blind open partially & light entering) or are there any tips/tricls to increase/maximize performance (turning all lights OFF is a great suggestion but not necessarily relevant!)

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Just mounted a Black Diamond, 106" diag screen, on the wall. Proj is 13 feet away, ceiling mounted, 2500 lumen.

Ambient light rejection just seems kinda "meh". Looks great in a pitch black room.

Am i just hoping for to much that isnt realistic with ambient light (table lamps on, floor-to-ceiling windows blind open partially & light entering) or are there any tips/tricls to increase/maximize performance (turning all lights OFF is a great suggestion but not necessary relevant!)
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Ha! Fair enough!!


Pic with the lights off




Pic with lights on (table lamps on, 1 in both corners, pic is from sitting on the couch, lights are directly to the left & right of couch)


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If you wall is white or off white, see how the picture looks like when projected directly to the wall. That should give you a rough estimate of how much light rejection you are achieving. The more off centered the light is, the more it will reject. It won't reject the light coming from the same direction as your projector.
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Hi everyone, I am planning to get a SI creen and I was able to record a personal test using slate .8 vs slate 1.2 vs black diamond 1.4 over a vutec white screen. I want to share the video if it is useful for anyone.

You can watch the first 2 videos here:
*youtube.com/watch?v=J2rjsSIOEqE
*youtube.com/watch?v=dNP7dTBxKUI

or

Leave a comment for helping me get the best option.
*avsforum.com/forum/23-screens/2505138-screen-innovations-real-life-comparison-test-white-screen-vs-slate-vs-black-diamond.html#post45147026[/url]

Thank you for your attention.
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does anybody have any experience viewing the black diamond 2.7 gain screen?

And what is the min. throw distance the projector should be from the screen? im assuming a min. of 1.5x.
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does anybody have any experience viewing the black diamond 2.7 gain screen?

And what is the min. throw distance the projector should be from the screen? im assuming a min. of 1.5x.
Correct. The minimum throw is 1.5 times image width.
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