Originally Posted by Buddylee123
Nice, let us know what you think after you try it out. I just had my room measured today. Decided to replace all the carpet and turn the carpet that is in there now into a rug for my master bedroom. This is an expensive thread.
It is a very expensive (and very time consuming) thread ... as are a bunch of others on this forum
When I jumped into my room blackening project, there were two objectives: (1) Make the room more attractive --- and that was accomplished in spades; (2) Make the room around the screen completely
disappear --- and that was only partially successful --- and I must confess, some major disappointment.
I watched my first movies last evening after completing most of the work. I sit about 13 or 14 feet from the screen. Most folks who have done this say to have black 5 or 6 feet into the room. For my ceiling, that worked perfectly (black velvet). But for my floor, not even close. And since the installation of carpet was much more trouble and expensive, I chose to come into the room 8.5 feet (actually I wanted to come 12 feet but my wife protested). So, first of all, the portion of the carpet prior to the black is still part of the viewing experience, which I was afraid it would be. Second of all, black carpet is NOT black velvet. So, contrary to the experience of others how have used black carpet, even the black carpeted area was still visible. Much less so than the lighter gray carpet, but visible none the less. I did notice when I had the carpet samples that it had more "blackness" when faced one direction vs another so maybe had it been installed to run in the opposite direction, it would have been "blacker".
Of course when my wife asks how I like the overall effect, I wall tell her: "It is so, so much better than before we did all of this work". That is an accurate statement but does not tell the whole story.
So, that said, short of covering the first 10+ feet of every surface around the screen with black velvet, keep your expectation reasonable ... mine apparently were not
OT: One of the movies I watched last night was "The Great Wall". Not great movie but the visuals and mostly the sound were extraordinary. The very best 3D immersive audio experience I have enjoyed in my room and the over all sound was awesome -- incredibly dynamic.