I wonder if you guys can help me with this. Finally had time to put my new screen up (Elara II silver perlux) and my new Epson 8700UB projector. This is my first projector setup and it's in my (walkout) basement, so lots of windows but installing good blinds. I plan to use it 90% for movies and gaming and almost always at night. I bought the Elara II screen at 1.4 gain thinking that it won't hurt to get some image with ambient light and it's great for that but what I find is that I have trouble getting deep blacks even compared to a light-beige painted wall. Seems like any source of light (i.e. step lights) get amplified and result in brighter black, if that makes sence. Also, I really find the screen very "sparkly" on bright images and that is very annoying. I realize and agree that this is a great built screen for the price and am not complaining but I'm trying to understand this whole complex projection triangle. What I am considering is exchanging the screen for the Elunevision Reference series with Eastporters but wonder if it would help with my issues at all. I guess I'm willing to compromize on ambient light viewing as long as I can get rid of the sparkles and improve my blacks. Any advice? - sorry about the long post.
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12/30/10 at 12:44am