Originally Posted by olisko
Thank you. A lot of information. I was looking for screens and prices are quite high for ALR screens
I was thinking how could I treat my room. The biggest white thing in my room is white ceiling, so If i paint my ceiling and one small wall in light grey color? would it help? Then I could use sony 45es with white screen? Or should I leave the ceiling white and buy epson TW9100 (found used one in neibourghood) and grey screen?
Also would grey screen help if i watch something on daytime but with curtains closed??
The TW9100 was launched in 2012, that's 7, almost 8 years ago.
How much was it used? If it was not used that much do you trust them? And for 1100$?
Same for the other projectors.
Lamps for Sony and JVC in particular are expensive - 400-700$ per lamp.
says, there have been instances where Sony lamps have had flickering.
Lamps for JVC have recently gotten better, but older ones get dim much quicker, 1000h or so.
Basically the reflections from the walls will wash out any black detail a projector might put out. These reflections will affect even a budget projector with poor blacks, not to mention something with good blacks like the Sony HW45.
Unless the room can be treated for reflections, getting something like the Sony/JVC is a waste of money.
Dark paints at the least, black velvet ideally.
Painting the ceiling light grey is going to do something, but not a lot.
The areas that will affect the screen the most are around the screen, 2m/6ft. Including the floor, and the wall behind the screen. A dark colored rug can be used for floor.
Daytime/nighttime does not matter if light does not get past the curtains.
If it does, then depending on the amount and intensity it will wash out the picture. The light from the shades/ceiling lights must not hit the screen directly.
A grey screen will help with minimal
ambient light, but the projector needs to be bright. The Sony HW45/Benq W1120 are not that bright. The Epson's are.
The Epson TW7300 and TW6700 do not have good blacks. The Epson TW9300 does, but that might be over the budget.
TW9300=good blacks and bright.
As I noted above:
A treated room + Sony HW45 + white screen.
A treated room + Epson TW9300 + white/grey screen.
A treated room/untreated room (treating the room will help in a projector with poor blacks) + Benq W1120 + White screen.
A treated room/untreated room (treating the room will help in a projector with poor blacks) + Epson TW7300/6700 + Grey screen.
Some examples of grey paints and ambient light:
LE: if you want to read more about projector use in ambient light:
LE2: Here is an add for an TW9100 for a third of what the person in your neighborhood is asking:
LE3: They grey paints in the link above will outperform a grey screen.