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Grey or White for Z2?

Discussion in 'Projectors, Screens & Video Processors' started by docfeelgood, Jan 14, 2004.

  1. docfeelgood

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    Hi all :)

    Just about to buy a Draper manual screen.

    The question is ... do I buy a 'high contrast' grey or matt white version.

    I will be sitting about 8 - 8.5 feet from a 5 foot screen.

    Can anyone give me some advice on this.... and maybe point out the pro's and con's of Grey versus White. Why would someone buy a grey screen as opposed to white etc...

    most appreciated and best regards as always



    :confused:

    Doc
     
  2. buns

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    do you plan to have it professionally calibrated? If not I would tend towards using a grey screen. If you do plan on having proper calibration, the læight output will likely be dropped hence i would see reason in using a white screen

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  3. Tempest

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    My own personal opinion, after I've been messing around over the past weeks with paint and screen.
    (stress this is just personal)

    I went from a white surface to a surface painted with icestorm 6 which is a very light gray (almost to the point of not being gray) (I know many run with icestorm 5 or a 5/6 mix which is even darker.

    Anyway, going from white to this light grey did indeed help the black levels, if you put white and grey side by side you thought, ohh that blacks better.

    The problem (just for me personally) was that although the blacks were a bit better. It did kinda pull the whole image down a little bit.

    Not bad, but just a bit.

    I thought to myself, most films i watch are not going to be black really most of the time, so was it worth loosing the top end brightness for better blacks.

    Also I'm going to be using the Hoya filter which would have pulled the image down a little more.

    So based on all of this I've gone to a white screen now and a hoya filter. I do love a bright image.

    Just my 2 cents
     

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