Originally Posted by horror66
1-Umm its a white walled room with no light.
2-Also Im used to 1440p and now 4k and havent run a low resolution like 1080p in close to a decade maybe (cept on my phone).
3-I think theaters look like trash too and they hurt my eyes like a smaller 480 tv does.
4-Let me reiterate. The picture looks CRT perfect up untill about 40 inches.
5-Im not sure how changing color settings to negatively effect the smaller screen could make a bigger screen look better? But what I did try made the bigger picture look worse everytime.
6- Anyone have experience with higher res projectors and if so is this my issue?
1-That's a pretty good way to go, shouldn't be much problem with the room then.
2-You've been watching low resolution footage (and gaming..possibly upscaled, but possibly not) on a 1440-4K monitor. The resolution has no effect on color, contrast or lack thereof (wash-out is generally a term used for a bad lack of contrast and color from having lights in a room wash-out the image..or a similarly weak looking image for other reasons). Resolution should not be at all related to the problem of wash-out.
3-Could you describe why or in what way the theater (likely the only actual source of real 4K content..if at all) looks bad? Too dim, fuzzy, plain, tinted, big, small, or anything particular?
4-CRT perfection (and it's faults) are pretty unique; could you describe this in a different way..or make specific comparisons to certain CRT aspects?
5-Usually improved settings will look better for large and small sizes alike, so I'm guessing you're looking for a different type of change in colors..if not a change in something else perhaps.
6-There is only one largely available consumer projector offering higher than 1080 resolution (a 4K native Sony) and I as well as others have some experience with it. I really don't think native resolution is the problem, however.
I think you might be getting too used to a blindingly bright 300ftL image and then finding that a dimmer/larger image looks weak by compare. If this is the issue, and you're using a nice dark room, I'd suggest trying the projector at a much bigger size on a white wall..focus it in so it looks sharp..then close your eyes and count to twenty. If the projector is the only light in the room, and you give your eyes time to adjust for darkness, the bigger image should still have plenty of "pop" and high-res clarity as long as source material is good quality.