I've been wondering about getting one just to try, I mean, it's got to be the cheapest 'upgrade' you can do anyway.
but I am curious what you guys think is the best way to achieve darker blacks: grey screen, closing iris, ND filter, combo?
I currently have a .8gain grey screen and a jvc x35 projector. the projector is far too bright with the iris fully opened, and pretty decent if not a touch bright at -15(fully closed). talking of black levels only, I can clearly see my hand cast a shadow on a solid 'black' screen with the iris fully open. I can see the shadow at -15 after my eyes adjust. i'd love to get to the point of black actually being indistinguishable from ambient lighting hitting the screen(there isn't much). i'm assuming there wouldn't be a way to get to that point without sacrificing too much brightness, but i'd like to find that happy medium.
so, grey screen + iris fully closed isn't quite dark enough. do you think white screen + iris fully closed + ND filter, or, grey screen + iris slightly open + ND filter could possibly be any better?
Displays: Samsung PN64F8500/JVC X35
AVR: Pioneer VSX-1130K, 7.1/5.1.2 audio
Sources: HTPC(Enby), PS3, XBOX360, Wii
Control: Harmony One