Ok, just watched my first Blu Ray on my new PJ. (Viewsonic PRO8200). Its mounted in a room measuring 10ft wide x 12ft deep. Mounted at approx. 11ft from the wall on which it is projected on (just showed up two days ago so haven't built a screen yet) and is stock settings.
We were watching "The Dark Knight Rises" tonight and the scenes that were lighter were incredible. However, the scenes where its really dark ie caves (which this film has a lot of: like 70% ) it was so dark that you couldn't make out any details other than a faint glow on the faces of the characters.
So I know that I need to calibrate my PJ, and I know I need to get a screen mounted. (I've ordered the Disney Calibration Blu Ray and plan on building a projector using black out cloth this weekend) But when I do these, what specifically do I need to pay attention to, to make sure when I watch this again, I can actually see some stuff during all those super dark scenes??? Also should I be using something other than Black Out Cloth to make it brighter??
I plan on watching the movie again tomorrow on my Plasma to get a comparison as my buddy who was over and had seen the film said it was super dark on his TV, but I feel like this PJ could do better in those dark scenes. I cranked up the brightness, and it helped, but didn't really change the hues I guess.
Anyways, I'm a complete noob to this and would appreciate any information you all could offer. Thanks in advance!