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Would my projector show a better image if my wall colors were different?

Right now they are agreeable gray.
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probably not.

Unless you calibrate it and your wall lid smooth

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Right now they are agreeable gray.
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probably not.

Unless you calibrate it and your wall lid smooth
Are you using your wall as a screen? Or just asking if avoiding the reflections would help? If reflections, read the "blacker theater better image" thread.

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your probably fine but here is a thread with 6200 posts on the subject
https://www.avsforum.com/forum/24-di...ter-image.html

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Right now they are agreeable gray.
Since you've stated in another thread that you have a matte white screen the answer to your question is simple. The darker the walls (and ceiling and floors) the less cross-reflection you'll get from image light from the screen reflecting off room surfaces and back onto the screen, contributing to at least mild image washout. Obviously bright white is the worst for cross-reflections and flat black is best. So anything darker than what you already have will make incremental improvements in image performance.

The next question is how dark to go and whether it's worth the compromise to you and your spouse. For example, it's easier justifying a flat black dedicated theater room than a flat black mixed use family room. Beyond this general advice it's entirely up to you how dark you want to paint your room for the incremental improvement each darker shade of paint will provide. For some, agreeable gray is as dark as they would want to go for a mixed use family room while for others it might be too light or too dark. It's purely a personal preference compromise between image performance and room esthetics.
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Yes.

The answer to this is pretty much ALWAYS going to be yes.

Not sure the make and model of your projector. Entry level DLP projectors have a pretty weak black level floor, but they do produce a good entry level image. Entry level being a key point. If you are looking for top tier results after paying an entry level price, then you will need to adjust your expectations accordingly.

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Right now they are agreeable gray.
The answer is by a 'huge' amount, yes... You need to treat the ceiling as well, and I would use Triple Black Velvet instead of paint. Black paint will never be all that great.

It won't help the really really dark scenes that much, but it will help evening time to dark scenes with some bright highlights in them, hence mixed 'darkish' scenes will be helped quite a bit, and evening time scenes will be improved immensely.

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Yes.

The answer to this is pretty much ALWAYS going to be yes.

Not sure the make and model of your projector. Entry level DLP projectors have a pretty weak black level floor, but they do produce a good entry level image. Entry level being a key point. If you are looking for top tier results after paying an entry level price, then you will need to adjust your expectations accordingly.

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