Ahem. I see 4 "On" lights currently pointed "down & slightly away from" the screen, another one pointing Down . I'll give you this...point them all directly down. Ditch the Little Spot lamps. Try that.
Afterward, reset the lights like I know you like to have them, so that they "don't" work against you. Turn 'em all on. Take images under "full" and "50%" illumination. Let us note the improvement just a little bit of muting and directionality on the lighting can make.
Really, one need only look at your room at a glance to know that you know what helps a situation...and what can hurt. Can you really state you think my expounding on this dedicated Thread about "another option" would be welcome, proper, or even advisable?*
Lets be real...and offer up real life questions and answers concerning "these Screens" . Most such Threads usually follow that route.
Ol Man Sol....he's tough.
The Sunlight is a natural source of light, full spectrum, and more a "real life" example of a major reason people might consider such Screens as being a real advantage. Even then, practical common sense is required as far as indirect/directed lighting circumstances, or the room/PJ/Screen must be absolutely optimized together. Extremely dark Gray surfaces being hit with 3k+ Lumens is one route...tried and true. Who would have thought you'd see a 3000 lumen 1080p DLP @ $1595.00. (EH-1020) Although some might say "Why did you say THAT?", if I had such a PJ, I'd intuitively know that a BD-I .9 screen would work splendidly with it, and show images of excellent quality in more adverse lighting than you've cared to show so far. That screen, and the older Sony ChromaVu based their advantage as much on "darkness" as on anything. The 1.4 BD is very much akin to other "dark yet reflective" applications. Up to a point, if a PJ such as the EH1020 was sold as a bundle with a BD .9'er, I'd bet there would be few dissatisfied Customers. With a 1.4 version, some thought as to Projector placement would be necessary, but the end result on Low Lamp would be a real "Ambient Light Lion Tamer".
I know fraisa can relate. He's expressed the importance of fitting the Screen and Projector in carefully with the needs of both the Room and the Customer. He wants to see the Room before a recommendation is given. Then with him knowing what to do out of hand in any given situation, that is what really is helpful. No hemming, hawing...hopeful guesses. Seeing what is needed and expected, one gives them the real skinny, and show 'em what will work to fulfill such promises. If they waffle on equipment or room design.....then all they need to know that choices made that fall somewhere below the suggested Screen/ PJ/Lighting application in effectiveness, will resort to having compromises settle in.
Faced with that, I've seen more Wives opt for 4" Spot Cans and Perimeter Lighting schemes and Husbands who DID NOT want any "I told you so's" coming back to haunt them, so they do what is best. Not always though. That's why I have Gray hair.
Moving on, I also see two very highly directed Spot Lamps effectively destroying everything on screen within their cone of influence. (...thank the Higher Spirits those "Rectangles" blocked a good portion of what was headed that way!) That's expected....for that is not real life.
BTW...very wise not to have used those spots @ 8' from and even angled at a goodly surface of the Screen...that's a big challenge...and frankly not a plausible scenario nor within normal performance expectations.
I suppose that what is happening here is that I'm asking a few questions and requesting a few examples from a member who has a particular Screen, and who is proud enough to want to show & tell it. Nothing new in that..we all like to do so.
Yes, I've had a few years jump on you Guys having to explain and justify performance claims along the same lines as the SI-BD product line. You get your share of Believers / advocates...and your share of Naysayers as well. The latter always seem to be a lot fewer in number but all the more outspoken for that reason.
I'm not gonna bring down that hard rain on anyone's head. I appreciate this Screen for what it is...does...and what it represents. For those needing such a Screen and who can consider the purchase, properly set up an accommodated for, it will over achieve most expectations.
The real question remains, just how good can the image quality remain at specific levels of "Normal" lighting. Once that is truly settled, and the benchmark established, who then can have any arguments or dismissals? After all that hard work come the real fun...for then comes the time to fool around playing with the "abnormal" instances.
Since I'm considered decidedly "abnormal" by some, I'll be residing with my own miscreant Screen endeavors while waiting for your photo- illustrated response. Honestly...I hope you do your best and wow 'em all. Me as well. Just do them right.*
If you ever are serious about trying out something different, you know what Forum I normally reside in.