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Z2 Screen - Matt white or grey?

Discussion in 'Projectors, Screens & Video Processors' started by markbro, Dec 12, 2003.

  1. markbro

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    I have gone the diy fixed screen route 87" with white blackout lining. I was wondering what others are using with their Z2s in the same position, white or icestorm grey? I presume painted lining could provide a smoother surface i.e. the weave/fabric pattern wouldn't be visible.:)
     
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    I used blackout material with my Z2 and the colours, black in particular, looked washed out. Reading these forums i think its because i have a cream ceiling and cream wall above the picture rails which is causing the light to reflect back onto the screen.
    I have since i.e last week painted it icestorm grey, mixed 5 & 6 together and the problem has now gone and the picture does look solid, it is even watchable with some ambient light i,e during the daytimes at weekends.
     
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    It may also depend on your room, the only reason i painted mine grey was because it looked washed out, if you have dark walls and a dark environment then you should be okay with white. The good thing about the diy route is that because it is so cheap you can experiment.
     
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    I have white walls and with my Z1 I preferred the brighter image and cleaner colours of a Matte White screen. There was a noticable difference in black levels of the screens I tested depending on what backing they had: none, white or Black backing to them. Black being the best.
     
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    Inzaman, did you add PVA to the paint or just apply it from can. Just wondering incase it might crack over time. My ceiling is matt white, walls a terracotta->burgundy.
     
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    I didnt add any pva just two coats of emulsion, i have a fixed screen so am not rolling it up. I imagine over time it may crack if that is a charicteristic but by then i may have a 'proper' screen
     
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    The black levels i have so far experienced with the Z2 suggest that a dark grey screen might well be best..... i have a light grey and am not yet satisfied with the blacks. I guess much depends whther you care more for a bright image or one with better blacks (i wont say good cos this just isnt possible!)

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