Screen for Epson 8700 UB

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  1. PeterofCanada

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    I have two opposing (it seems) needs for my projector and screen. I love movies and want the best contrast possible yet I am also a hockey fan who wants to watch games (dominated by white background of ice) on the same screen.


    I talked to a Da-Lite support guy at their head office and we seemed to come up with a 1.0 gain white matte surface or possibly a high contrast cinema vision screen (light grey: 1.1 gain).


    I can control the light; I am shooting about 14', I want a 130~ diagonal, I have a narrow room so angle is not an issue.


    I am concerned about the blacks washing out a bit although the 8700UB has a 200,000:1 contrast ratio and at the same time I need a bright - but zero glare projection for hockey.


    ANy help greatly appreciated.
     
  2. Jim Mcc

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    I would go with the white, but it also depends on the color of your walls, and especially your ceiling. A white ceiling is BAD for projector use. It will reflect the light onto the screen. Also, do you watch with the lights on or off?
     
  3. PeterofCanada

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    Thanks Jim. I watch with the lights off although there may be a small table lamp on (16' from screen) when watching hockey.
     
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    What about ceiling and wall color?
     
  5. PeterofCanada

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    it is a drop ceiling and I will paint in a flat dark color same with the walls
     
  6. Gregg Loewen

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    at 130"...go with white and not gray.


    turn off the side light when watching hockey. ...there should be more than enough reflected light for you to be able to eat popcorn (or drink a Labatts).
     
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    I agree. I watch football games on my projector, and there's no way I need a light on.
     

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