Looking closer at both your last images. One advantage the grey/ALR has vs the white screen is that it seems that the room as a whole is darker. For example, your AV cabinet is less obvious and the actual screen disappears more against the darker background.Yes. Also I have some calibration to do with the grey screen up.
That should brighten the image.
Yep, so (depending on the image brightness) post calibration of the ALR - I might favour it (as giving a more immersive experience) vs the white screen.Yes, and the black bars above and below the 21:9 ratio image are much darker.
you can lower the scope image down lower on screen it takes it further away from that ceiling and helps immersion so more in eyes view.. and also closer to your speakers ..whcih will only help lock audio more to the imageI think I prefer the image on the white screen, but you can see my white ceiling is darker with the grey screen in use.
Actually, yes I do have a lens setting for 21.9 that does bring it down level with the bottom of the screen, I just didn't do it for these images.you can lower the scope image down lower on screen it takes it further away from that ceiling and helps immersion so more in eyes view.. and also closer to your speakers ..whcih will only help lock audio more to the image
have you checked the projector output ? make sure its dialled back so only 12-16 FL for SDR and 30FL for HDR.. not need to be pumping excessive lumens on the screen to jsut bounce off
ps the grey screen will have lower gain and hence reflect back less light its why it also looks duller... the whites on the white screen(eg the white clouds) look whiter.. on the grey screen they look grey...ie grey clouds no amount of calibration is going to make the greys white unfortunately oems to have hit the highlights too on the grey screen...
any white screen ...literally even youtube ... jsut make sure you select the 4k HDR setting to set iris and lamp output for 30FL and select 1080p SDR setting for SDR and 12-16FLActually, yes I do have a lens setting for 21.9 that does bring it down level with the bottom of the screen, I just didn't do it for these images.
I'll check the output. Are there recommended screen patterns for this?
the dr meter one from ebay / amazon a lot of guys rom avs use and its pretty affordable I use the RS electronics ILM meter thats a tad more expensive but has been quite accurate for this kind of thing and always matched up well with more expensive meters eg when pro calibrator came over and said i was spot on for peak luminance using itThanks, any advice on a cheap meter?
ALR screens to me create a plasma like image. No bright whites but a nice deep contrasty image. its a trade off.FYI, I have requested a return and refund.
When I did this they immediately offered me a £115 partial refund to keep the screen which I have rejected (not because it is a bad screen, but more because it's the wrong size! ).
In the future I may well order the right size and spend some more time with the calibration options.