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|Originally posted by jmanthey
Mr. Wigggles, I'd like to rearrange your points into a situation that more closely approximates my proposed theater and see if you agree with my conclusions.
My HT will feature a calibrated DILA projected onto a flat Stewart microperf in a dedicated room with no windows, total light control, and dark (burgundy) walls. Based on comments from these forums the DILA contrast will be ~500:1.
Unlike your curved screens with their significant cross-reflections from the projected image, the only light scatter I face is largely directed back perpendicular to the screen (depending to a small extent on the screen surface texture) and will be almost totally absorbed by the room. Under these circumstances, projector contrast will be maintained to a much greater extent than your hypothetical example, and I conclude from your remarks that a low gain screen will have only a small impact on system contrast.
Consequently, the benefits of a gray screen reduce to an optimization of the gray scale, i.e., brightness. Which brings me back to my original dilemma of deciding the "best" gain without having the system assembled.
|Originally posted by KBK
Sorry.. I'm an audio person first. The thought of micorperf, and putting glorious sound behind the screen. Ug. Not for me, anyway. I want the speakers out in the room..and they are.
My day job is loudspeaker design. World class loudspeaker design, ie: Wilson, Jm Labs, dynaudio, or better, at a minimum.
"Your priorities will be different-its the weighting that counts!-only if its done by FET!"