Originally Posted by kapp_badbloodz
Do you have a picture of the green color? Personally, depending on how deep the green is, I would enjoy seeing a pewter silver type color. Its more silver but with some green. Like a green/grey mix. Also, a gunmetal gray may look good. If it is more of a forest green, a deep brown would look good as well.
An idea I had to control the reflective properties of the ceiling was to use decorative cork board. They have a dark brown 48x60x1/8 (1/4, 1/2, etc thickness) nice decorative sheets that I was going to alternate between that and acoustic foam panels. It would look really nice in my opinion. Also, the brown from the boards would match the other half of my basement.
I never even thought of using colors like Pewter,I went to home depot and they had a pewter/grey that i bought,Flat of course,so I will be painting tomorrow! Thanks for the advice!
No problem! I am glad you found something that works for you
Post pics of the result I am interested in seeing your results
Originally Posted by Tigerriot
Hi Folks. After much difficulty finding an LCD TV I'm happy with, I've finally arrived at considering this Sony projector. I'm a big gamer, so low input lag is very important, and I know this one is very low in that department. It also sounds like it's an amazing picture for the price.
So I just wanted to ask a few quick questions as I'm a total noob to the projector world. I would appreciate any answers, even if you want to give brief answers.
1) Is vertical or horizontal banding an issue with this projector? It's my biggest issue with LCD TVs, even Sony's 2014 models can be quite bad with this.
2) How good is general uniformity? Are the blacks equally black around the screen? Flashlighting a concern?
3) How short of a throw can I get on this model? Ideally it would be perfect if I could have it 3 feet from my wall.
4) This is a big one. The room I want to use this projector in is not completely light controlled. It can be a little bright at times, although there would be no direct light towards the screen. However, I'm not looking for a monster 100 inch image here. I'm looking at more like 70-90 inches. I've heard the smaller the image you project the brighter it is. How do you think this will work for me in daytime viewing?
5) How much would a respectable 70-90 inch screen run me? Maybe one that would help increase brightness? Would that come at a cost to the blacks?
Thanks so much for any help.
I have yet to set up the PJ but from what I researched (over a month of deep research) this is what I concluded:
1) it really depends on the movie you're watching and the screen you decide to go with. A lot of new owners underestimate their first screen size and would have wanted bigger after seeing it on their 90" screen. My first screen is going to be between 125-135". If the banding is going to be an issue for you I suggest going bigger so you get more screen size. This PJ can handle it with some easy light control methods while not rewiring your entire room for dimming lights.
2) There are several youtube videos on video performance. Take a look at www.projectorpeople.com
and check out their shootout between the 40ES and the PT-AE8000. I wanted either or of those PJs and I chose the Sony for the rebate and the better rating. Both are great PJs and if you want to save some coin since the deal is over for the Sony... the AE8000 isnt a bad choice if you want to take the extra money and say... put it toward light control.
this will be your best friend. It is good for getting a baseline and adjusting from there. And I hope you mean 3ft from the BACK wall. I dont know if this thing will perform well being 3 feet from the viewing wall...
4) This PJ has plenty of lumen power. Its not as bright as the 5030UB and is on the same playing field as the AE8000. I think the subtle brightness enhances the picture quality without sacrificing much in the lumen department. There are some easy steps you can follow to control the lighting in the room. Painting is one of them. It reduces the amount of reflective light that bounces off the walls. This is the most drastic. You can get blackout sheets to hang on windows. You can install dimmer switches to replace your current light switches. Be creative or as obvious as you want. I saw a guy cut out a piece of carboard and stick it in the window. If you are using it sparingly you can put it up or take it down as you wish.
5)While a lot of people argue about screens... I suggest starting out low end and work your way up. A lot of DIY guys have had great results. After reading a lot of the threads in the screen section; a lot of the users suggest a low end or DIY screen setup first. This way, you enjoy the out of the box performance of the PJ initially while recouping some of your investment. THIS IS THE IMPORTANT PART: when you get used to the image quality of the current screen and know that you can improve your current image with a better quality screen THEN upgrade. This lets your eyes adjust to the fine picture quality of the image and when you start noticing little imperfections here or there and you continually notice little things that could be improved with a better screen... upgrade. This allows you to enter the arena of PJs while saving a little coin for the next big upgrade.
I will be making a DIY screen from http://www.carlofet.com/build-your-o...jector-screen/
A lot of people like the materials he offers from low end to some high quality medium grade stuff. There are all kinds of stuff you can do to this screen to enhance it down the road. When all said and done with the screen on my wall... I will have a good 130" screen for just over 100 bucks. Look at good entry level screens at that size. They are anywhere from 250-500 bucks!
This is just my opinion. I am not expert at all and really... you probably shouldnt listen to me. This is a culmination of some of the research I have done and, in my opinion, I have made some decent choices. Some have their sacrifices (more than likely my screen) but I am okay with that because I am just starting out.
Best of luck on your endeavors. Let us know how it turns out and what you decide to do