Basic questions about projectors and screens

Discussion in 'Displays' started by Dan Kolacz, Sep 30, 2004.

  1. Dan Kolacz

    Dan Kolacz Stunt Coordinator

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    Hello,

    Sorry to spamulate this forum board with my recent posts about projectors in the last couple days, but I have decided to buy a projector and screen in the next 2 weeks, and up to this point, I kew nothing about them AT ALL.

    So I am thinking of getting the Infocus 4805 or the Infocus 5000.

    I am also thinking of getting the Stewart Studiotek 130 (white) screen. Would this be a good match? Is there a cheaper/better solutiuons for DLP?

    My room is going to be totally dark when using, however, the walls and ceiling are white.

    I have read as much info as I could find around the web about screens and projectors, but from what I have seen (may be wrong) the Stewart screens were touted best for CRT based systems.

    Any comments would be helpful
     
  2. Bob Maged

    Bob Maged Stunt Coordinator

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    White walls + white ceiling + bright PJ + matte white screen = one very washed out picture.
     
  3. Dan Kolacz

    Dan Kolacz Stunt Coordinator

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    >>White walls + white ceiling + bright PJ + matte white screen = one very washed out picture



    Ooooh, I was hoping you wouldn't say that!

    My ceiling is angled and about 8 feet higher than the screen would be if it makes a difference.

    I like the idea of the white screens because of the more accurate/vibrant colors.

    The 4805 has a lower power mode. Mybe this will lessen the effect???
     
  4. Brian Corr

    Brian Corr Supporting Actor

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    Even in low power, the 4805 is plenty bright for most app's.
    Stewart is best in screens but you could get away with a Dalite and save some $$$. I agree about sticking to a white screen for the best pic. And the 4805 needs little to no help on the contrast side of things.
    I don't think the picture will be washed out, just bright, as long as you can control the light coming in from outside.
    If you can paint the room, I highly recommend it. I installed my equipment before painting the room and it's a DRAMATIC difference having dark walls.
     

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