Alright, I posted this in another forum topic area, but since I'm purchasing a Carada screen, I can post here as well.
This is my current setup (sans the Infocus IN76 which should be here at the end of the week. This setup worked just fine with my Infocus LP530 projecting onto the (visible) 80x60" 100diag. DaLite HC Da-Mat screen. I'm in the process of selling this screen and hopefully someone will take it off my hands. ANYWAY.
So, since I'm looking at the Carada Criterion 106" BW. I'm thinking that the white ceiling and walls will reflect more of the light and wash out the image some? So, here are my plans to help decrease that effect.
#1. Notice the dark-blue color of the backwall the screen is on. I want to pain the entire ceiling of the theater area that color. It will be matte (not glossy) so I think that will really darken things up in there.
#2. Left wall (small window). I basically am looking at some black sueded curtain material that will hang from ceiling to floor 4.5 feet from back wall towards seating area. I will also get a blackout material to attach to the back of the curtain and remove the existing window treatment in place.
#3. Basically, the same thing as #2, except I won't be using blackout material. My thermostat is on that wall (plus too air registers below). I figure when the theater is not in use, I can just pull the curtain aside for airflow/thermostat access. I don't change my thermostat much in the first place.
So basically it will look like Curtain--SCREEN--Curtain There will still be white walls in the room. But the walls immediately adjecent to the screen will have the curtains, absorbing most of the light reflected from the screen.
Does anyone see any problems with me doing this? Will I be creating an environment that is too dark causing the Carada BW screen to be too bright? I figure I can always run the projector in econo mode if it's a problem.
Here's the pic of my setup, pardon the mess
Also, this was taken with a super-wide angle lens actual room dimensions are 12' x 10' (L x W) which is the exact area of ceiling that will be painted.
Thanks in advance for you comments and ideas!!!