Originally Posted by RLBURNSIDE
Whoah, nice setups there guys. Really.
What's the actual contrast ratio of that 50k : 1 projector?
It's a really new Model, and I can't find a official Review / Test article with actual "native" specs. But being a DLP, and with that in mind, I'm sure the contrast is better than any corresponding levels in a LCD PJ with anything remotely close to as much Lumen.
.......and I'm a long time LCD = Lens Shift Advocate....and that's what I'm sayin'
The blacks look a decent amount better than my w1070. I couldn't really care less about having it work during the day with the windows open though.
That DIY borderless screen looks pretty cool. Wonder if I could make an AT, curved screen with a 4K fabric in the same fashion. Although, having black borders increases the apparent contrast, doesn't it? So while cool / innovative, it's probably not performance oriented (especially with the glow of the backlights right around it).
Actually, when the Back Glow is muted and much lower, the opposite is true.
Just as a Black Surround will provide a reference Black deeper than what the video content has, and trick the eye/brain into perceiving blacks on screen as being "blacker".....a "Indirect" light source, one that cannot strike the screen surface in any way, and that is "Less than" the average illumination on screen, will also help give a seeming improvement in Contrast.
Showing those images of "Cranked Up Back Lighting" is a wonderfully cool effect, but the only time it would be used like that would be during Sports content, which usually means the room's lighting is up anyway. In the dark...or when viewing really dark on-screen content, common sense would call for some muting.
If one was to construct a Channel-Like Trim Surround, one that shielded the rear of the AT Screen assembly from the light produced, and directed such at a right angle only from the edge of the screen, then I'd say it could be done. But that's the DIY'er in me talkin' and any challenge is always deemed worthy of pursuit if the end results are "unheard of" .