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Can black blacks be made possible on a AE500?

Discussion in 'Projectors, Screens & Video Processors' started by andy9, Sep 11, 2004.

  1. andy9

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    I've read through a few posts about tweaking the colour, brightness, and contrast settings on the AE500, but i still cant get a true pitch black. Is it even possible with projectors anyway or do i just have to get as close as i can?

    I've read a bit on 'filters', do these simply push onto the lense? where from? How much? what type?

    Im all confused! :confused: :confused: :confused:

    But apart form all that im very happy with it, sooner this than a plasma!

    So, can anyone help?
     
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    ... and you never will with LCD. The essential design of the panels means that no matter what, they let some light through, therefore they can't do zero light blacks - this is territory reserved for CRT projectors. The nearest you can get is to use something like a Hoya FLD filter or a cc30 or 40R filter, provided you are happy that you'll be able to correct the colour settings once you've applied the filter. This will improve the colour performance (do a search on HOYA or CC40R - you'll unearth plenty of stuff) as well as reducing the light output which will also help. I would have thought that a good calibration of brightness and contrast with Avia would be giving you a satisfactory image.

    The AE500 is pretty amenable to being tweaked, I understand, if you want to know more there's some interesting stuff on cine4home.de - use Babelfish to translate.


    Sean G.
     
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    Looks like i'll go for the Hoya FLD, reading about ppl are saying the size is 52mm lense or 55mm lense, can anyone tell me the correct size?

    Also if i goto Jessops, all i ask for is a 'Hoya FLD, XXmm lense' ?

    Thanks
     
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    can anyone help? was going to go tommorrow and get it.
     
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    unless you have a completely light absorbing room that doesnt reflect screen light with no other ambient light sources and a screen you will not get black blacks from front projection.

    im very interested to see how black black is on Sonys Black screen technology when it arrives.

    pez
     
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    Hi Andy
    both of the 52mm & 55mm will fit a AE500. The 52mm fits the inner thread and the 55mm will fit the outer thread where the lens cover fits in place.
     
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    thanks samir
     

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