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Figured I'd ask here first and then branch out to other threads as need be. Love this thread; great help and information.
My current theater is mostly set up. Room has NO ambient light. Have a Sony 885ES laser projector, Seymour Glacier White 1.3 gain 128" 16:9 screen. I have SyFabrics triple velvet on ceiling/walls/floor coming out from the screen wall to the full width of the fabric (44"). I have NOT calibrated my setup, wanted to mention that at the outset...I plan to have a calibration done soon.
Mostly, things look great. But I've noticed something and I'm not sure if it's a not-blacked-out-enough room or something more like a setting on my Sony or my Lumagen.
When watching 16:9 movies especially (Justice League, Phantom Thread), I noticed some scenes with mostly bright backgrounds look fairly washed out. I'm not sure if this is because the image is so bright that it's still filling the room with a lot of light, which is washing out the image a bit. Justice League at 33:06 when Batman and Wonder Woman are walking by the lake, some of the long shots of them are very washed out.
I added another strip of velvet on my ceiling (which is the most reflective part of the room by far) and it didn't seem to change anything, and also I really can't keep covering the room with velvet...what I've done so far (the 44" tunnel) is about as much as I'm really able to do.
Thoughts? Is this a classic "theater isn't dark enough" problem? Or more of a laser projector/lumagen settings issue?
Theater 1: LG OLED55E6P 4K TV, Oppo UDP-203, Apple TV 4K, Dune HD Solo 4K
Theater 2: Sony VPL-VW885ES, Seymour Premier 16:9 128", Lumagen 4242, Oppo 103D (CFW) / 203, Sony MDR-DS7500 Wireless Surround Headphones & Denon AVR-X6500H (7.1.4)