I am amazed at the level of detail, contrast and blacks with this combo of 500ES and the 2.8HP. I always thought that a 2.8 HP screen would give up a lot of contrast, blacks and color uniformity to get the gain, this just does not seem to be the case. In my opinion
these screen shots are some of the best I have witnessed so far. Now I am curious how this works for 3D and if you have to turn down the brightness for 2D . Could you please advise if this is the case?
I have the 500 on order as well, supposed to be shipped out today actually. I'm running a 120 diagonal 2.35:1 CIH screen that is 1.37 gain, it's the SI Solar 4K white screen. I'm thinking about a second screen for 3D only but the 2.8 may just do it for me if it looks this good.
I'm going to run some numbers on the Projector Central calculator now to see what is the FL produced on your screen compared to mine using the current HW50ES. Too bright could be an issue...........I have been warned.
I just ran the numbers, had to plug in the 1000ES instead of the 500ES not as yet on the calculator. With this PJ and the 2.8HP 150" Wide I show you get 34fl at 16ft, at 20ft this drops to 26FL. The same PJ on my screen yields 26FL at 13.5 ft, my current PJ only
24FL from the same distance. With a curved screen you are likely getting even more light back from the screen.
If you are getting this level of brightness you must be lowering the brightness, which I am told also lowers the contrast, however I just do not see that in your pictures.
Since you have a curved screen I was also wondering if you are using a anamorphic lens too, that would add another 25% brightness for sure?
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