Originally Posted by Duckfan2012
How does the w1070 perform in non-dedicated HT with moderate light, say sports viewing during the day?
This is a bit of a trick question.
'Moderate light' doesn't mean anything at all. Moderate light could be the addition of 10-15 lumens in the room and it could reduce your contrast ratio to lower than 6:1 on screen, which is completely lousy. It is an unacceptable level for even the most basic of PowerPoint presentations, and would be horrendous for viewing sports or television on.
On the other hand, moderate light could mean, some covered shades and shadowed light throughout the room only introducing a few lumens on screen and reducing contrast ratios to around 40:1 or so, which leaves things very viewable on screen and enjoyable.
The responses you are reading have nothing to do with your situation in the least, they are dealing with THEIR situation, which just doesn't apply at all.
Keep light off screen, keep direct sunlight out of the room, be really forgiving, and if you can't be forgiving, then be prepared to buy much better shades for the projector location. Any direct sunlight, falling within the space the projector is in will not ever be what I would consider 'moderate' light. If this is a room that doesn't need any lights on to see perfectly well in, especially where the screen is located, then I would plan for really poor results from the front projection setup. If your room has some light, but the area around the screen is well shaded, and sits well away from where light enters the room, you may have fair to decent results. Maybe even good.
Of course, screen size plays into this a great deal.
If the room is lousy, then a light rejecting screen may be appropriate despite the horrendous things it does to the image quality.