Hi there everyone,
I've been lurking around for a while and decided to make an account and ask a deeply concerning question. This is my firs time building out a HT experience with a projector/screen.
So here's the situation:
I have the Optoma Cinemax P1 projector (love it) and am looking to get a fixed frame UST ALR screen. I got screen samples from the following:
- Elite Screen (Starbright CLR for AR120H CLR)
- Da-lite (Parallax UST 0.45)
...and I put them all up on the wall to see how they perform side by side.
The Draper was the least impressive compared to the others, and to be honest, I can't tell the difference between the other screens. It seems like they're all the same screen to me but maybe my eyes aren't trained on what to look for?)
While they all performed well with the lights on and brought back lots of contrast/colour/etc, they all shared the same redish-purpleish colour cast which was really worrisome. It was mainly noticeable in the highlights. White clouds and snow were all purple-like and not really white at all. I have some pictures here I took of running some sample HDR youtube videos and playing Death Stranding on my PS4 Pro in HDR mode and the snow looks noticeably off-colour. I've attached picture (some with lights on, some off).
One thing to note: my walls are a kind of super light blue and I understand that may be playing a role here, however when I simply cast onto the wall with the lights off it looks far better than the ALR UST screen (colour-shift wise, and especially with the whites).
For comparison's sake, I connected my PS4 Pro to my HDR monitor and played Death Stranding on it to see how the whites should be looking, and they're crisp and white bright, no colour cast of any sort that I might have confused with 'how the original content is supposed to look like'.
I don't think this is normal for ALR UST screens as I've seen other people post videos/pictures of their set up with UST ALR screens and their whites look fine. Is there something here I'm not taking into consideration? My fear is that I'll pay for a 120" fixed frame screen, set it up, and then have this blueish-purplish colour cast for everything I view.
Thank you for any insight you can share and taking your time to reply. I hope I followed the posting guidelines properly.