Originally Posted by Seegs108
I think you're missing the point he's trying to make. He's saying if low lamp mode or auto-limited mode gave you 20 ftL on your screen, as you say this is where you like the brightness to be, would you still use high lamp mode/auto full? If low lamp mode/auto limited gave you your desired ftL on your screen what would be the point of using high lamp mode? Because low lamp/auto limited doesn't give you enough light on your screen obviously high lamp/auto full looks better to you. But if you had a different screen where low lamp/auto limited gave you the same brightness that high lamp/auto full did on your old screen would you be happy? Or would you still choose the brighter image every time?
Because low lamp/auto limited mode on Kris's screen gives him his desired brightness he doesn't see the point in using high lamp mode. To him things don't look dull. He's trying to point out that these things are relative to screen size and gain. Your example of a dull and flat looking image with auto-limited mode or low lamp mode don't always apply. On your screen they do, but not on all screens.
Everyone can do what they want
, but I dont get the " go to a desired light output" ( your eyes live in the real Word, where the light dont get limited to say - anywhere
near 14 fL, when you say go outside a normal day ( not even a sunny day ) or turn on a light inside, so I dont really understand that you get "blinded" in almost all movies with peak light output at. say over 14 fl ( but of course there can be a quick scene where it goes from Black to white, where you eyes need to adjust, but that happens to in real live too everyday, so IMO thats whats should happens in the movies too - to mimic "reallity" - and that would happen too, if you go from Black too say 9 fL - so do you then limit the projector to 8 fL ?
And why not maximizes the CR always, where possible ( full mode ) even if it "only" is a Little ( I see it as very easy to see, but havnt meassured it ) instead off use the low lamp ( less power, less noise less, heat ) and / or a longer distance if posible
And if going from limited to full only gives a very small increase in the Whites/ CR ( your statement ), it surly cant be a problem for the eyes to absorbs
( try on your projector to open the iris a Little more up - like going from say 14fL to 18fL - do it blind you ? and is the Picture worse ?