Originally Posted by craig john
My current screen is Seymour XD. However, they make some new materials specifically for 4K projectors. Did you check out any of those when you upgraded your projector?
I did not. The thought never occurred to me - strange as that may seem.
Do you have a video processor? I've been recommended the Lumagen.
I do now have a Lumagen - just got it.
I have never been a believer of Video Processors since their (in my mind) primary benefit was up converting the video to higher resolutions and I always thought my projectors did a great job. Maybe 15 years ago I bought one through one of the calibration software companies so I could learn and perform my own video calibration. But for as much as I know and understand about audio, I have never been able to easily grasp all of the concepts of video. With test discs, I could get brightness, contrast and a few other things really close, but not the whole thing. So have not had a VP until that last month or so.
BUT, with the help of another AVSer [@beastaudio], I was able to see the possibilities of HDR on my previous JVC RS500, and that is what prompted my insane upgrade to the RS4500 + Panamorph. And then Lumagen came out with Dynamic Tone Mapping, which had the possibilities of greatly improving HDR video, so I decided to dive in. But prior to purchasing the Lumagen, I talked to Jim Peterson (owns Lumagen) about calibration and he provided some names that he knew could get me the most out of my Lumagen/JVC/Panamorph. I selected Craig Rounds, but there are other guys as well. Craig, and Kris Deering and I'm sure others had a "package" deal of the Lumagen hardware and the calibration service combined, and that is what I chose to have done. Craig spent two days here and the results are simply stunning. The only negative I have about my video chain is the projector noise, even in mid laser, so I will eventually build a "hush box".
The current group of JVC projectors (NX7, NX9 and RS4500/Z1) coupled with a Lumagen and Lens, on our sized screen, have the ability to provide a simply stunning (yet far from inexpensive) result.