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Sorry for the newbie question. How bright does a projector have to be to simulate the brightness of the average tube TV. I would love to go this route but don't want to sit in the dark to watch TV


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Seems like a simple question but its much more complicated than it seems.


The average TV has a dark screen, 18% grey or less. To really make it look like a TV one would have to start with a similarly dark screen.


TV brightness varies greatly.


People are having good success under reasonable ambient with 2000-3000 lumen projectors. They benfit from grey screens with a 60-80% base gray level before gain is taken into account.




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Yup, I have to say that has been my experience, especially after my NFL test today. 1000 to 1300 lumens does not look like a tube, especially in the daytime or with some lights on at night. That is exactly what I wanted too. I felt I would be losing something if it wasn't basically the same experience, only bigger. My 2500 lumen machine is there, and I've been told 3000 lumens is even better.


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