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OK, So i have the Panny 300 projected on a 101'' balckout screen painted with behr ultra white. Now I love the picture, but when there is a seen that is bright and also has some dark objects, the dark objects are extremely washed out....what I realized was that since all the walls are white they reflect a lot of light back onto the screen. Anyone know of a very cheap material that could be put on the walls to absorb light and not look like complete ****??


I know this is not exactly a screen question but I thought someone in this section may have similar problems.


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Isn't this projector LCD? I think you might have to realize the limitations of your screen, the enviornment, and most certainly your projector's ability for black levels and contrast.
 

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Since I too own an LCD projector, the Z1, and suffered a similar experience, maybe I can help. Going from white to grey seems to help. However, if you get too dark a grey you'll end up crushing the whites and the colors become less vibrant. Black levels and shadow details, however, are enhanced. Reflected light back onto the screen is controlled. Then I discovered 'Misty Evening' grey. This color seems to champion the best of white and grey and seems well suited for LCD projectors. PM me if you want the details.
 

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I'm painting my own screen tomorow, do you or anyone else know what code this color has? I have a Panny AE-100
 

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Hancock Fabrics has a Crushed Velvet (Very Dark Red, Black or Very Dark Green) 56 inch wide by up to 50 ft long. 2 sections would cover your entire wall with only the over lap in the middle and it will hide itself very well. I bought this at a shocking $9 yard. It is awesome HT Stuff very HT looking and the crushed look(Basically a bunch of wrinkles) looks very cool. I got the Deep Burgundy as the red ads a little style and basically is almost black. I'm going to clip it with the metal ring and hang it when I want to the I can remove it in less than 60 seconds if I need or want to take it down. It some of the best HT Fabric out here, Cheap, Absolutely Beautiful, and did I say how Gorgeous it is , OH and it very light also it not a very heavy fabric and it's incredibly deep and beautiful, oh I said that already. This IS what your looking for. david
 

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OK, So i have the Panny 300 projected on a 101'' balckout screen painted with behr ultra white. Now I love the picture, but when there is a seen that is bright and also has some dark objects, the dark objects are extremely washed out....what I realized was that since all the walls are white they reflect a lot of light back onto the screen. Anyone know of a very cheap material that could be put on the walls to absorb light and not look like complete ****??


I know this is not exactly a screen question but I thought someone in this section may have similar problems.


Thanks
Good question (despite the spelling errors :) ). It's true - in a room with light walls, absolute black levels are more a result of the room than the PJ technology. Regardless if it's DLP, LCD or CRT. I have a very bright projector (PLV-70), a bright screen (DaLite High Power) and light walls. When there is a bright scene, there is almost enough light in my fully darkened room to read by. The white drivers in my mains when uncovered almost look like headlights :) . My blacks are okay, however because of the screen. The High Power screen boosts the direct PJ light and reduces non-incident light, so the contrast between light and dark parts of the image makes the blacks look black, even though I know they can't be. I had a big improvement in contrast and apparent blacks when I went from a matte white screen (DaLight HCMW) to the High Power.


So - either paint or cover your walls or get a screen with gain that rejects ambient.


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Gordon, Spot on as for the contrast goes. However, the pj/screen combination may be too bright for the pj's contrast. Whatever the room color, the result of such combination would be a gray screen when it should be black, compromising the image of dark scenes. For example, on a night sky the stars should shine from black background, not grey. In those situations, the room has little to do with it.


(It was a big surprise to me how grey a 1400:1 contrast pj "black" actually is at 1000 lumens. I love the bright scenes, but I'm getting a grey filter to tame the darks. And I'm getting a 2000 lumen, 10000:1 contrast pj when those can be had for less than $10k. :) )
 

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Gordon, Spot on as for the contrast goes. However, the pj/screen combination may be too bright for the pj's contrast. Whatever the room color, the result of such combination would be a gray screen when it should be black, compromising the image of dark scenes. For example, on a night sky the stars should shine from black background, not grey. In those situations, the room has little to do with it.


(It was a big surprise to me how grey a 1400:1 contrast pj "black" actually is at 1000 lumens. I love the bright scenes, but I'm getting a grey filter to tame the darks. And I'm getting a 2000 lumen, 10000:1 contrast pj when those can be had for less than $10k. :) )
Me too! Thankfully, that won't happen until well after I pay off my current HT excesses. :)


My (admittedly limited) experience has not verified the "too bright" issue. In fact, I've swung 180 deg. from that based on what I'm seeing. If anyone has a "too bright" setup, it's me. Small room, good light control, 106" High Power screen (2.8 gain) that almost fills the end of my 11' wide room and a PLV-70 2200 lumen PJ. Black star fields look black to me simply because of the brightness of the stars and any other objects in the scene. The only time I can see a failing in blacks is when I project a solid 0 IRE pattern. With any IRE pattern that has other IRE's on it, the 0 IRE resumes it's pitch black appearance. Black perception is all about contrast IMO. I started with a gray screen and got a big improvement in PQ, contrast, and apparent blacks when I went HighPower -after calibration. That big difference in calibration settings and PQ in my setup is what has put me into the "brighter is better" camp.


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