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Would painting the ceiling dark brown, about 5 feet in front of the screen help?
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Would painting the ceiling dark brown, about 5 feet in front of the screen help?

Sure - anything helps. White walls and a white ceiling are only good in an operating room. cool.gif

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when I painted my ceiling, I did dark brown for the first 4feet before doing the rest of the ceiling. that first four feet made way more of a difference than the other 16. going from brown to black made almost no difference(in on screen performance) so if brown is aesthetically more pleasing with the lights on, go for it.

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I have exposed beams stained in a medium brown but my walls are cream coloured. There is a lot of decor on the wall to mask one side, and the other side is a brick wall. I'll also use black out shades and mostly watch at night. The samples I have are the ST130, G4 and HD progressive 1.1, and 1.3. I can see how the white textures may get washed out, but I also feel as though the grey textures wil be far too dark at night. I'm getting the vw600es but have no projector yet. Would enjoy you elaborating on this...
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Thanks to everyone for your responses.

I'm curious, however, to know if everyone who has a white ceiling feels the absolute need to paint their ceiling in order to have an acceptable picture.

I am planning to have dark flat paint on the walls, but I'd really prefer not to have dark ceilings.

Will I totally regret my decision and be painting my white ceiling soon after moving to my new house, or will I have a great (but not perfect) picture that most people could lice with?

The only reason my ceiling currently isn't painted is I am moving soon. If you can paint the ceiling or place something below it that is black. The difference is substantial.
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A black ceiling isn't practical for a lot of people for a lot of reasons. If you have a multi-purpose room (and a wife) a black ceiling probably isn't the best idea. My basement is going to be my home theater, but it's also going to have a walkout to the backyard and we're going to entertain guests. Most people don't want to entertain (or be entertained in) what looks like a S&M dungeon. I went with the darkest grey walls the builder offered and I'll be happy with that. Ignorance is bliss.
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Ignorance is bliss.
That is true and if you can show you wife the benefits you might be surprised and what happens as you do NOT need to do entire room to achieve the majority of the benefit .
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A black ceiling isn't practical for a lot of people for a lot of reasons. If you have a multi-purpose room (and a wife) a black ceiling probably isn't the best idea. My basement is going to be my home theater, but it's also going to have a walkout to the backyard and we're going to entertain guests. Most people don't want to entertain (or be entertained in) what looks like a S&M dungeon. I went with the darkest grey walls the builder offered and I'll be happy with that. Ignorance is bliss.

I don't even have a black ceiling ( since I'd like to keep my 3rd wife eek.gif ). Dark gray / dark brown with similar colors from the same color pallet on the walls can make a room pretty dark without making it a dreary dungeon. I do like black carpet though ( until I have to clean up the popcorn spills ).

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^^ anything that looks black when you turn the lights off it great for most sane people. my walls are blue top, black bottom, and with the lights off and the projector on i can't tell where the line is on the walls.

i would also say, any problem created by a dark ceiling/walls can be fixed by extra lighting. biggrin.gif

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i would also say, any problem created by a dark ceiling/walls can be fixed by extra lighting

I prefer that extra lighting to be from a nice bright projector! smile.gif

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I don't even have a black ceiling ( since I'd like to keep my 3rd wife eek.gif ). Dark gray / dark brown with similar colors from the same color pallet on the walls can make a room pretty dark without making it a dreary dungeon. I do like black carpet though ( until I have to clean up the popcorn spills ).
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I prefer that extra lighting to be from a nice bright projector! smile.gif
i already find my projector approaching 'too bright'. until i find a way to put up a 140"+ screen, i've got more important things to worry about.

it's kind of a catch 22 when you go brighter as well. brighter the image, more light you need your room to absorb. i find it pretty easy to maintain a dark room with jvc iris clamped down. fully opened, it's bright enough to read by, and 1/2 my walls, and ceiling are flat black.

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