1. Is it possible that you are projecting your image with the projectors cover removed, and maybe the foam removed from around the front 3 lenses?
2. If you happen to be projecting into an unfinished room with white drywall (or a finshed room with white painted walls) the light from the two outside lenses will reflect off the side walls (especially if the first question I asked you is true) and hit the screen...
Further aggrevation of this would be either of the first two points being true, compounded by a narrow room.
I'm guessing that if you make sure that 1 is correct, and you painted the side walls a dark flat color, the problem would be reduce greatly.
On a final note, this isn't an issue just to the ECP series, but would be true for any 3 lens CRT system
You are correct with the cover off and foam out. I will put it all back together and see how it looks. The walls are painted a medium color and the room is only 12' wide on a 8' screen so I might have to live with the light bounce .
I dont know the gain unfortunately. I got the pj and screen from an office my work was moving out of. The screen was a bonus, I looked over and there it was a Draper electric signature series. Now the downside is that the screen is 10 years old and has whiteout to hide the fact that IBMers dont know what a whiteboard is!.
Know anywhere I can get a cheap Draper replacement screen?
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