Originally Posted by Alan Bernard
Did you pull the trigger? Particularly interested in the performance of the acoustic screen with this projector. How is the image? Also, how was the 820 in terms of accuracy with HDR sources?
Am thinking of a very similar setup, but a few vendors have advised me to stay away from acoustic screens...
I did pull the trigger on the projector, but decided to stick with the screen I already had, 120 inch Silverticket 16:9 screen with 1.1 gain. I put all three speakers underneath the screen at a slight angle pointing up. I know this isn't the ideal way to do things, but it was just simpler and it sounds great to my ears. If I went acoustic screen I would have had to build a false wall which would've stuck out in front of the door to the room slightly. If I had the room and time to build the wall I probably would've, but I don't regret going the route I did. And I ended up getting lots of triple Black Velvet from Amazon and put it on the walls, ceiling and floor about 8 feet out from the projector and it made loads of improvement. Highly recommend that if you are looking into this projector.
As for the HDR performance with the 820, coming from a B6 OLED, it obviously doesn't get as bright nit/lumen number wise, but on a screen that big it gets plenty bright when it calls for it. I'm not sure of the "accuracy" of the HDR, but to my eyes it looks stellar with the right content. I sit about 9 feet from the screen, so a bit close, and have had to squint a few times so far from my testing because it went bright after a darker scene. I've tried custom curves, the 820 in SDR to HDR conversion, and the regular HDR mode without the HDR optimizer, and I believe the 820 provides the best picture. I need to play with the HDR optimizer just directly spitting out the HDR signal without converting to SDR and test that as well. I've only done basic calibration, getting brightness and contrast dialed in but not much else. Don't have the equipment to do a true calibration at this time. Maybe in the future.
Gaming on this to me in regards to input lag is on par with my OLED, but I will admit I don't notice as much as some of the "hardcore" gamers. Mind you this is with low latency turned on. Haven't tried with it turned off. But I don't use the other motion settings like frame interpolation or anything, so just leave low latency on. I did notice that HDR gaming on the projector wasn't very up to snuff in the one game I've tried so far, Final Fantasy XV on PS4 Pro. I used the custom curves and tried the regular HDR mode and felt like it was overly bright and losing details in places compared to the OLED, even after turning down in game brightness. Maybe I need to tinker with the settings on the projector more.
Let me know if you have any other questions. I'm not the most knowledgeable on this subject, but I'm learning as I'm going, like most people are.
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