Originally Posted by Ricoflashback
I know you talked about the brightness or lack of on you last BenQ. I'm wondering if this has something to do with your perception of the ND2 filter. How far is your projector from your screen? What size is your screen?
What surprised me the most was your experience in saying that the colors were muted with the ND2. I found the exact opposite - - much more vibrant colors and obviously better blacks and for the first time - - shadow detail.
Now - - it may be due to me using the W1080ST - and only being 66" from my 100" Diagonal, 1.3 screen. I'm sure that affects brightness - - so I do not have to worry about that, as much.
I'll try to post some pictures before we take off for Mexico this Thursday. We're going to Playa del Carmen on a long overdue vacation. The Caribbean is a wonderful place! Me gusto chicas en la playa sin ropa. No miro, mucho!
Yeah... not even close to getting more vibrant lol. I don't see why they would either. If the filter is halving the brightness without shifting color, then everything should be halved equally. Why would colors look more vivid after getting their brightness halved? That's like turning down the color control and saying that colors are more vivid. Doesn't seem right to me.
I know you also said that it improved shadow detail. Don't see how that is possible either. Everything is darkened by the same amount, so how could shadow detail increase?
It is what it is. If you are in a dark room and your projector is too bright even on the lowest lamp setting, then an ND filter is a great tool. I am not of the opinion that it makes your picture better in all circumstances though. Blacker blacks are great but not if everything else gets too dark as a consequence. That's why OLED is so promising.
Glad you enjoy it and not trying to discourage anyone else from using one, but for me, I think it works best when the material is already so dark that you don't know what you are missing in terms bright details.
As for my setup, PJ is ceiling mounted 9' 3" from a 110" Da Lite High Power fixed frame screen.