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Sim2 SVD 500

Discussion in 'Projectors, Screens & Video Processors' started by yejaffe, Mar 24, 2002.

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  1. yejaffe

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    Thanks for replying my Threads,

    As I will install this projector in my living room I would like to know if I could use it with 30%-40% light, or I will need complete darkness. In a living room you might want some light when watching TV or sports.
    If not 30%-40% of light how much do you think it could take 20%?

    Thanks,

    Jonathan
     
  2. Roland @ B4

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    I would always aim for 100% black, which is always difficult to achieve.

    If the image looks corrrect then you have the right balance.
     
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    The 500 is bright enough to use with a little amibent light, however for the best result the room needs to be in total darkness. The main problem is light from windows during the day.
    You can buy 100% black out blinds from a blind specialist which are easily concealed,and very effective.
    Another thing to consider is a good light control system for your room so that you can program and change the light in your room to suit your needs. Futronix make a good value digital system. If you want the best go for a Lutron.



    popeye
     
  4. Chris Frost

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    Of course, total darkness is ideal for serious viewing. But with a little imagination you can have enough light in a room to read by and still get a reasonably impressive picture.

    Popeye is on the right track, install a multi channel dimmer system. All the fixed lights should be connected to the dimmer. Your aim is to reduce the amount of light scattering back on to the screen.

    Use low powered uplighters to the extreme left and right sides of the screen wall. 60W each should be enough.

    If the room has a coffee table that needs illumination, fit mini spots in the ceiling above it. These should have a very narrow beam that focusses the light in a tight area.

    Avoid using low powered table lamps near the seating area when viewing. They spill too much light on to the screen. The same goes for uplighters at the back of the room.

    The image won't be as good with some room lights on, but it will be very watchable.

    Good luck
     
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