Originally Posted by newB24
Thanks for the info....so you are a full foot closer than I am, i think that combined with my crappy light fixtures is causing me some heart-ache.
If you can see in my picture, my bulbs throw a lot of light on the screen even when they are dim.
I don't want to mess too much with the calibration yet because the screen still needs to cure out. I may mess with moving the projector up a foot, which might be ugly with the power and HDMI cable but may be worth it in terms of FLs at the screen...
I'd definitely experiment with spotlights and dimmers before moving anything. That'll do it for you.
Originally Posted by calimark
Looks very nice. Congrats. Hope to follow in your footsteps soon, albeit a tad bigger...180".
Were the football shots taken with the window open?
In living room mode, with window open, how does it compare to say a plasma or lcd?
Your images look great!
The close-up football shots were after dark, but with 4 65W floodlights full on in other parts of the room, and one CFL.
Let's be realistic, with the window open, in living room mode, and especially at 180" this will not compete with LCD or Plasma in terms of black levels or probably brightness. However, in my basement with selected lighting (low to nothing near/on the screen) and at 120", it rivals my LCD in my living room.
(Except for the fact that it's 5x the area!)
Originally Posted by pckrbkr69
Really nice set up. The duster coat pictures helped a ton as I wondered a lot concerning that step. I've got a ton of work to do, but everyones input has made a huge difference. Best forum evah - keeps me awake at work...
Good luck with your build! Try to get that spray as fine as possible and that texture as flat as possible!