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Effect of room colour on projector performance

Discussion in 'Projectors, Screens & Video Processors' started by Sprout Crumble, Feb 24, 2002.

  1. Sprout Crumble

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    My living room isn't massive and I wanted to paint it a light natural colour and white.

    How much of an effect will this have on a projectors performance and will LCD or DLP be a better choice for brightness and contrast in this environment ?

    The room will be blacked out from external light sources so its just a case of reflected light. (We're not talking glossy surfaces here though)

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    The problem with painting the room a light colour is it will reflect light back onto the room. this will have the effect or reducing the contrast by washing out the detail in the black areas of the picture.

    Brightness of the projector is not effected but as the whole room will be illuminated you eyes will have to compensate for the rest of the light. Really you should try to get the room as dark a colour as possible to stop reflected light spoiling the image.

    What ever colour your decide on (or are allowed to have :devil: ) make sure it is matt (ie flat) and does not have any shine.
     
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    Does painting the ceiling help as well, i was thinking of deep red, or dark blue....
     
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    The brighter the projector you use the worse this effect is as well.

    Painting ceiling will make big difference too.

    The colour of the walls affects the greyscale of the image too. The light reflected back on to the screen will have the cast of the colour of your walls. That's why some favour dark grey or black.

    Dark matt colours will help.

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