hey guys, I'm having some trouble with black levels with my new home theater and I'm not sure who's the culprit. First, here's the gear: InFocus 5700 DIY 106in. screen with BO fabric DIY component and composite cables (50ft) S-Video Cables from wholesalecables.com Sony DVD/VHS combo player my receiver is in the shop so the dvd player is connected directly to the projector. there's a pic at www.prism.gatech.edu/~gtg890r/theater1.JPG In dark scenes some things are pretty difficult to see, enough to watching a movie laboring enough to ruin the experience. i was suspecting that the walls weren't dark enough, but then I noticed that even for black bars, it was not truly black (as in no light emitted from projector). So i was wondering if maybe I should be messing with some of the settings on the projector or the dvd player. I haven't touched any of the video settings on the projector yet so they're all at factory presets. For the dvd player, there's a setting called "black level" that raises the contrast, but only works in interlaced mode (which I am using anyways cuz the 5700 has the faroudja thing). Does anyone know exactly what that does? I tried it and it does make things appear more clearly though the contrast does appear exaggerated at some areas. Or maybe i'm just not used to it yet? bottom line: should i repaint my walls?