Projector in this Room? Daytime Uncontrolled Light
I have a JVC X750R to a 138" Da-lite scope screen (HD Progressive - 1.3 gain material).
Sit about 12.5' away, but could sit about 10' away before I run outside of my in-wall/ceiling Atmos speaker area.
Great picture, great sound, but only after the sun goes down. Then it's just great sound.
I've attached a few photos taken today at 1:30pm when the sun is over the house (not directly through windows), and you can see how much my screen material lights up.
(taken with iPhone 7plus with no flash to show as best as possible what I'm seeing).
All pics taken from my main viewing position.
It also includes light leakage (last picture) from a set of doors up some stairs at the other end of the large basement room.
My wife won't let me treat any of these windows with black-out curtains. Even if I could put the curtains on the windows to the left of the screen, I'd still have quite a bit of leakage from the other end of the basement.
When you couple this issue with fact my wife rarely watches the big screen with me because "she doesn't want to sit in a pitch black room" at night, I'm thinking I may be just better off with selling the projector and screen and just putting up the largest OLED I can afford (likely 65").
Obviously this is would be a vast down-size, but it would also allow me to enjoy vastly improved pq (from 9-10' away though) and to also avoid some of the other issues I find a pain with the projector (namely: continually obsessing about tweaking the projector picture; wanting to have a 4K panel for xbox one x 4K gaming in the fall; high lag for gaming; replacing lamp/lamp dimming with age; the very frustrating amount of time it takes to change inputs/source on the JVC).
Don't get me wrong though, I really love the immersion I get with my current setup, but my Atmos system isn't going anywhere (Paradigm Studio 60 series).
One last thing: I've become obsessed lately with the pq of OLED (been looking at them too much in stores), and that's the main catalyst for me thinking about all this recently.
What would you do if you were me? Am I crazy to let such a large screen/setup go? Will I be disappointed?