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Hi Everyone,


Looking for some advice on what kind of screen will work best in the room for which I'm getting a projector. I'm so excited I can barely see straight, but I'm concerned I'm not being realistic about it being do-able in the first place.

As you can see, there's plenty of light in the daytime, but I can make it pretty dark after sundown, with minimal ambiant light coming from the kitchen (behind where the photo was taken). I'd like to be able to watch football in the afternoon in HD, but don't know if it's possible given the environment. Will watch DVD's and HD TV shows in the evenings.


The photo is actually four digital stills stitched together for a panorama.

Greatroom as a HT candidate


The room is not really as blindingly bright as it appears. I'm planning on a Panny Ae700 projector which will go on the bookshelf on the north (left side of photo), and the screen will be a manual pull-down from the overhang on the opposite (southern) wall (right side of photo). Throw distance is 20 feet. For screen width, I have some room to play with: a minimum of 96" (which would covering the two inner-most (bay) windows to 143" (the entire width of the bay itself).


Seating will be 11 to 17" back from the screen I'm guessing.


So my questions are:

Is NFL on Sunday afternoons out of the question?

If not, what would you recommend for screen gain?

What you you suggest for screen type (WhiteMatte, HighContrast WhiteMatte, Glass Beaded, Gray/Silver, etc.


Any suggestions at all would be greatly appreciated. Thanks
 

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ok, rule number one, since i think i am going to be the only bright soul on this forum whos gonna post, firstly, search the forum, get ideas, andswer you own quesrions B4 you post,


secondly, it seesms that you have doine a LITTLE research on what you are looking for


third , you need toask yourself these questions, ?



1.is the room gonna B light controlled (little or NO LIGHT in a fp "front projection room")

2.what si the quality of the pl/screen combo i am gonna want

3.what material(dvd, cable, hdtv, ect...) am i gonna be watching?

4.will the pj be bright enough to fill a 120"+ screen size,

5. what screen should i use (there are many posts showing good combos, just look)

6.what black levels do i want

7.how much am i willing to spend

8.what about speakers, equipment, a/v stuff ,. ect...

9.what about sde (screen door), vb (vertical banning), contrast ratio, brightness?

10.how much do i really need?


most people will not respond to the thread you started, becuase they think you jsut posted with no research and are expecting them to do the dirty work


-spyder
 

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Originally Posted by Rocket-123
So my questions are:

1.Is NFL on Sunday afternoons out of the question?

2.If not, what would you recommend for screen gain?

3.What you you suggest for screen type (WhiteMatte, HighContrast WhiteMatte, Glass Beaded, Gray/Silver, etc.


Any suggestions at all would be greatly appreciated. Thanks


1.what do you mean by this, if you are asking if you can wathc it then yes, but you need to restate the question so we can understand it

2.do some research on screen gain
http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?t=562565
http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?t=262466
http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?t=564054
http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showt...hreadid=228371
http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showt...hreadid=262466


look st those, they will give you an idea (those links are for 2 and 3)


-spyder


you betta luk @ every songle link cause that just took me 35 minutes
 

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1.what do you mean by this, if you are asking if you can wathc it then yes, but you need to restate the question so we can understand it

2.do some research on screen gain
http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?t=562565
http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?t=262466
http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?t=564054
http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showt...hreadid=228371
http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showt...hreadid=262466


look st those, they will give you an idea (those links are for 2 and 3)


-spyder


you betta luk @ every songle link cause that just took me 35 minutes
Thank you spyder! I appreciate your help and am grateful for every single link. You were willing to help, and thanks for taking the time.


After climbing all over these forums doing research for several weeks, I was still unable to find a basic answer to THE basic question. I made a couple of assumptions in my post about what I needed to ask. In the process, I asked myself all ten of your questions and came up with answers and options for all of them, but... they're all secondary to the basic question. I'm delighted that I found the answer in your third link (your own recent thread), which I obviously missed in my searches.


Question restated: Given my room has substantial daylight as is and given I'm not willing to redecorate/repaint/reshutter/or hang curtains, is the use of a projector for watching video content during the day an exercise in futility?


Thanks again for your third link in which "shanksworthy" says in pretty unequivocal terms (I'll paraphrase) - "For a multi-pupose room with lot's of sunlight, it's not worth trying to do it, even with a longer throw projector. Projectors are really more for cinefiles looking to dedicate space to a HT. There is no projector/screen combo today that makes sense for daylight viewing, and you'll probably be frustrated."
http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showt...&post5972867

 

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yw, hey man, you can always wait for the dnp black screens once the price drops :rolleyes: !


then youll be set, this picture will be A TAD BIT DIM, because youl be in daylight (with the black screen that is)


and, lol, to answer you question, ANY PJ/SCREEN COMBO will not be bright enough to fight with ambient light. (unless you have a 6000+ lumen pj, wiht the black screen! :eek: :D )


-spyder


glad to help! :) :) :) :) :) :)
 
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