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Colors should generally be as dark as you are comfortable with making them. Black isn't required, but is great, if you can find a nice way to get the front darkest/black and then go with a lighter color a bit further back in the room, that's always really nice. The light carpet is the same deal.
Two things will remain my number one gripe with front projection: Light colored floors/walls/ceilings, and bad lighting design. Once you paint a room dark, then having proper lighting in the room to see while the projector is on and putting a lot of light into the room when the projector is off becomes a lot more difficult than it is with light colored rooms. Often tough to change lighting after the fact, but paint can always be changed and is a extremely inexpensive upgrade that is massively significant to quality.
Unfortunately, if the room is really good, then the W1070 won't look as good because it really is an 'entry level' model. Still ahead, in my belief, than what the older Vidikron delivered, but not as good as what the JVC RS Series or Sony LCoS models offer (at 3x the price).
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