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I have just one last question before I order tonight. This one has me just a little nervous.


How does the X1 perform in lighted conditions? I know like most projectors that it will prefer a completely black room, but like most people I can't do that so I'm wondering if during the day I wanna watch movies or play video games or whatnot - how is it going to look?


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It depends really on how large your screen is and how much ambient light you have. Screen gain also plays a factor.


Basically, a 5 foot wide screen is much more watchable with some lights on compared to a 10 foot wide screen.
 

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Here's a screenshot with the X1 displaying Family Guy on a 9 foot diagonal light tan/brown screen with a large florescent light on 3-4 feet away. I'm surprised at how good a screenshot I got, because usually the light near the screen washed the picture out a lot. It's best when the light is not shining near or right on the screen. Check out the screen shot:

http://gallery.avsforum.com/showphot...t=1&thecat=508
 

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Yeah, I wouldn't be too worried. It's not going to look perfect, but it will look passable. When I was working at BB over the holidays, they set one up in the computer department and just shot a movie onto a wall. ONTO A beige WALL!


Now, I was on the other side of the store (video department), and the 200+" image they were shooting was fairly clean. Washed out, yes, but I could tell what they were watching.


Some video games may still seem a little dark, like the Resident Evil series, but then again, those games were meant to be played with the lights off...
 

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One thing you may want to consider for the best results is a light grey screen and possibly hanging some cheap black sheets near the screen or whatever you can do to keep light from reflecting off of light colored walls.


I have white walls so I hung some sheets to keep light from bouncing back onto the screen. It definetely helps.


If you want better blacks ESPECIALLY with some ambient light you will want a light grey screen. I painted a screen light grey and the blacks have improved greatly. They even pretty black with ambient light. With one light on I hung up a white screen to compare the two and the white's "black" looked incredibly washed out next to the black on the grey screen.
 
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