Just purchased the W1080ST and I'd like to hear some thoughts :-D
I'm planning between 100in and 115in dialog screen. I currently have semi-gloss white walls in my living room. The wall that faces the projectors output (ie; the projector is on a white wall) is actually a dark green, so I believe that's good. The left side is more open and has black wall-units blocking its white wall. The only viewing time I plan to use is at night, so the room is pitch black in this experience. From the projected image to the back green wall, it's 14ft.
With the above in mind, I set up the projector last night for fun, since I don't have a screen yet. Overall, I was quite satisfied with the initial no screen impression. The black level isn't perfect because of the smaller size of the room, but a movie like Avatar I thought looked great. I'd say I'm right on the edge of good blacks in all situations. This was in ECO mode, Normal brightens it up, but I can't say its a huge difference in the room. I haven't configured any colors on the projector as well. Another positive thing I think.
My questions are, what color screen should I get, white? black? gray? Will having a proper screen improve my black levels at all, ie; ambient projected light reflecting back into the room etc. What sort of improvements can I look forward to with a actual screen to project on. Is it at all possible, that blacks can get worse with a screen?
With so many brands our there, given what i've said if anything helps. What brands/types of screens should I stick with, I'm figuring in 500$ for a screen.
PS, this is my first attempt at a projector setting Edited by Klownicle - 12/24/13 at 9:19am