Will any projector look good with poor light control?

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Charles J P, Jan 13, 2002.

  1. Charles J P

    Charles J P Cinematographer

    Joined:
    Aug 19, 2000
    Messages:
    2,049
    Likes Received:
    2
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Omaha, NE
    Real Name:
    CJ Paul
    I will have a room in my new house with just 1 window which I can blackout, but the doorway into the room (acutally a 4 step stairway down from the kitchen) has no door and there is no good way to add one. Will any projector provide a good picture under these conditions. I've been through the model home during the day, and even without blackout shades on the window, its pretty dim in there with the lights off, but I cannot control the amount of light that comes in from the kitchen. I wish there was a way to measure the amount of light in a room. Any suggestions on what might work?
     
  2. Guy Kuo

    Guy Kuo Supporting Actor

    Joined:
    Mar 6, 1999
    Messages:
    581
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Stewart Filmscreens Firehawk
     
  3. Charles J P

    Charles J P Cinematographer

    Joined:
    Aug 19, 2000
    Messages:
    2,049
    Likes Received:
    2
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Omaha, NE
    Real Name:
    CJ Paul
    OK, a little help here, there is no mention of the firehawk at Stewert's website
     
  4. Guy Kuo

    Guy Kuo Supporting Actor

    Joined:
    Mar 6, 1999
    Messages:
    581
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    It's not shipping yet, but will soon be released. Basically it is a grey screen with gain. The effect is to reduce ambiant light pollution, deepen black, and still maintain good light output from the projector.
     
  5. Charles J P

    Charles J P Cinematographer

    Joined:
    Aug 19, 2000
    Messages:
    2,049
    Likes Received:
    2
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Omaha, NE
    Real Name:
    CJ Paul
    Oh, and this will help keep my black levels while reflecting as much light as possible?
     
  6. EarlR

    EarlR Stunt Coordinator

    Joined:
    May 13, 2001
    Messages:
    71
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Charles

    One of the best projectors for a room without light control is the JVC G-15. This projector, coupled with a Stewart GrayHawk screen, has enough output to be viewable with ambient light. I have this setup and sometimes, when watching football or other programs when you want to communicate with your guests, watch with lights on. Is there any way you could put a pocket door at the entrance, these can usually be placed about anywhere?

    Earl
     
  7. John Kotches

    John Kotches Cinematographer

    Joined:
    Mar 14, 2000
    Messages:
    2,635
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Yes, the pocket door is a great option.

    Another would be to put a roller shade in the doorway.

    Regards,
     
  8. Deane Johnson

    Deane Johnson Supporting Actor

    Joined:
    Jan 27, 1999
    Messages:
    524
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    I don't know the exact configuration of your doorway, but another possibility is the HunterDouglas Vertiglide. It's a blackout Duette honeycomb shade on it's side. It stacks to less than 6 inches. Here's a link to site showing the product.
    http://www.hunterdouglas.com/duette_..._overview.html
    Most any light problem can be solved one way or another (money helps).
    Deane
     

Share This Page