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Hi,

 

Since two months I have a new projector (Panasonic PT-AE8000) mounted at the ceiling and I want to get all potential out of it. 

 

Throw range is about 3.60m and the projector screen is 190 cm horizontal

 

 

Here's a picture of my setup:

 

 

The screen is just a basic white "Projecta" screen. The walls are grey, and the ceiling white... :confused:

 

Disney WOW calibration disc should be delivered next week. But I already adjusted some basic calibration settings which I've found on the AVS HD 709 calibration disc. After calibration the basic settings I still have some issues with the black levels. I think these could be deeper/richer than what i now have? Maybe contrast could also be better... 

 

Please, if possible, post some recommendations. Re-painting the room will not be an option I think... :(

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Hi,

Since two months I have a new projector (Panasonic PT-AE8000) mounted at the ceiling and I want to get all potential out of it. 

Throw range is about 3.60m and the projector screen is 190 cm horizontal

Here's a picture of my setup:

The screen is just a basic white "Projecta" screen. The walls are grey, and the ceiling white... confused.gif

Disney WOW calibration disc should be delivered next week. But I already adjusted some basic calibration settings which I've found on the AVS HD 709 calibration disc. After calibration the basic settings I still have some issues with the black levels. I think these could be deeper/richer than what i now have? Maybe contrast could also be better... 

Please, if possible, post some recommendations. Re-painting the room will not be an option I think... frown.gif

You need to treat your ceiling and side walls that lay within 1.5 meters of your screen. Black velvet is the best and can be made removable from the walls with a little work.
There is a black theater thread in the > $3000 forum where I and others have posted info on how to do this as there are many options.
See this link for some ideas, there are comments under some of the photos once you click on the thumbs
Living Room update for projection


The issues is screen is lighting up the light colored surfaces and they are in turn lighting up the screen. You must remember that black on your screen is absents of light. If the light from wall lights up the spot on the screen that is black and should have no light it will not be black.

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Also, if you're trying to get plasma-like black levels, that's really more realistic for the >$3k LCOS units. Your AE8000 is a good projector, but it won't do that type of black levels.

Can you also adjust the iris to be more aggressive? There are a few settings on my Mitsu HC7900 that adjust the aggressiveness of the iris and how much the peak brightness clamps down.
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