Originally Posted by audioguy
Given you are going to paint the room black (that will so change
the feel and experience of watching movies !!!), what are your plans to deal with the red acoustical panels and the red carpet in the front part of the room? Once your room is all black, non-black surface areas around the screen become very obvious. Particularly with a projector as bright as the 4500 and how close the projected image is to the floor. In my own experience, surfaces that are 90 degrees to the screen surface are the most affected, and since the floor in your room is so close to the screen, you will easily be able to see it. The 100% black around the screen really does greatly improve the perceived contrast. Of course, you may choose to just ignore it and save yourself some work!!
There is a thread The Blacker The Theater, The Better The Image
, with some great ideas you might want to consider for under your screen. You can probably try with some black bed sheets or black velvet and just lay on the floor in front of the screen.
My wife normally says little about the changes I have made in my room. She has only commented on: (a) getting my first Sony 4K projector; (b) adding Atmos; (c) getting my JVC RS500 projector; (d) making the front of our theater all black
; (e) the installation of the RS4500. There some changes that cost way more than any of the above (primarily audio) that she has never noticed (for example, going from 7.x.4 to 9.x.6 and the Trinnov).
Enjoy your new toy. As you are now discovering, it is quite the projector!!
And nice theater, by the way!!
I have been reading every Thread like, The Blacker The Theater, The Better The Image
They have given everyone some really great ideas that's for sure.
I think as with anything it really always comes down to just how far a person wants to go.
Speaking of how close the screen now is to the floor.
It is close and with the sconce lights off it is a very black room as it is right now.
Let me stay on topic though to the low screen height.
I'm thinking about acquiring some of that Black Velvet
and (Maybe) covering each Left & Right JML main speaker sides (Facing) the screen.
Also (Maybe) attempting to cover the Classe' top side of them.
Same for the Richard Gray devices, (Maybe).
I already have a piece of the Black Velvet
material covering the JML center channel.
Speaking of the now Red/Maroon dark carpet that I realize looks Bright looking in pictures but it is really dark actually.
I did Google Black indoor rugs and have considered going that way but ………
As I kept looking and finally got to what would probably work it was Super Expensive which really sort of surprised me.
So, after doing the above ^^^ I am right back to going with New Black Carpet
from our seating positions to the Front-Wall under the screen.
I think that's really the best way to handle that.
And your so right on High Laser which is all I'm running mine at a lot of things do Show-Up that's a Fact as you already know and now so do I.
Speaking of our wives it's actually interesting what they will comment on without us asking them.
Cathy (Wife) does not really say hardly anything at all about the HT.
Only time she does is when Up-Dates are to us really expensive as we don't have separate accounts.
It was a pretty darn costly up-date back in 2011 when I went to the Runco VX-11d plus the supporting AV components.
This time around we both have been discussing just exactly what did we want when up-dating it again ???
Both of us agreed to go with either the Sony ES5000 that I had been discussing with Joe on this site or the JVC RS4500 I had been discussing with Mike.
Also when doing the Laser projector that would do the HD & HDR to do that we would need new AV supporting gear.
Like, Pre-Amp Processor, 4K DVD Player, complete Atomos Set-Up and of course in doing all that the HT room would have to be painted in Flat Black.
Cathy is 100% in on all the above as long as we do it all with CASH.
And that being said we agreed for me to take my total Retirement funds each month and put into a HT savings account.
So far it is going very well and I still have the monies to have the HT room Repaired & Painted.
Thanks for your interest and conversation,