Take a look here, http://www.avsforum.com/t/1509248/how-much-do-white-walls-and-ceiling-hurt-my-setup/0_100 there are also other very long threads on treating your ceiling and walls.
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The part I think you are not understanding is the reflected light is the screen not the projector.. screen itself lights up the room and then that light shines on the screen an bang, you have a washed out picture. Black on your screen is caused by there being no light projected in that spot. If light hits that spot be it from a room light, window OR light bouncing off the ceiling or walls, your black will become gray or worse..
This is the wall i will be shooting to. The picture was taken close to where the projector will go, lighting is all the way up, no flash. I dimmed the lights all the way down and my camera wouldn't pick it up because it was too dark. Hope this can help about the ambient light. I would like a projector that could work in this lighting along with it 100% dark. I will be blacking out the ceiling also.
Both are solid projectors, but the W7000 is a bit older, and given the HC7900DW is on "close out" pricing, it's probably the better buy right now.
I'm strongly looking at the HC7900DW myself. I'm holding off for a little bit to see if anything interesting comes out in CES, but I'm not too optimistic about it in the sub $1500 range.
Is there any opinions for LCD??? I've done a good amount of research to find that the Mitsu. 7900 is not going to be bright enough for what I need. I'm stuck on the w7000 and w1070, also the w7500 when it releases. Can anyone elaborate on the w1070 vs. w7000?
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