Using a computer DLP FTPV - How bright is to bright

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  1. fredl

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    I've been offered to buy a computer grade (1024x768) single chip DLP FPTV at a great price. It has some kind of scaler and a 16x9 function though the chip is 4x3. Here's the thing, will the 1200 ANSI lumen be to bright for use in a HT setup? The contrast ratio is stated at 400:1.
     
  2. Steve Martin

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    The Avia DVD has some test patterns you can use to make sure the contrast isn't set to high. If it is, the detail will be lost in bright whites. Beyond that, if it is operating within the range where it can display all the video levels properly, it will be up to your own judgement if it is too bright. If you think it is, turn contrast down until you are happy with it.
    Remember, contrast sets the white level, brightness actually adjusts the level of black (poorly named, but there you are).
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