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  # 2376854 17-Dec-2019 11:11
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When I was in Auckland, my home theatre screen was a wooden frame with curtain blackout material as the fabric, worked pretty well (although we are talking 13 years ago, long before full HD or 4k). I did paint it Thomas Tallis at one point to help with the blacks, but ultimately ended up replacing it with plain white again as I didn't like the drop in brightness across the board (again, long before the light canons of today's projectors).


If you have invested significant $ into a 4k projector, don't hamstring it by not giving it the best opportunity to shine on a half way decent screen. 


I'm looking at one of the Ambertec screens for my new house, probably the 106 recessed motorised, but I note they do fixed frame too which may be an option if its dedicated room for movies.



I currently have the Ambertec 106 recessed motorised and I cannot recommend it highly enough! My previous screen was a decent (but older) Elite screen and I dabbled with a cheap screen which was AWFUL (specular highlights galore!).. The Ambertec material is fantastic. I used it with a Panasonice AE7000 and a Sony 4K projector.


Also, as a crazy point of reference, It is possible to install the 106 recessed motorised screen by yourself if you have a chain block and no friends.


CHeers - N





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  # 2376973 17-Dec-2019 12:37
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Brunzy: Thanks @ sen8or,
Any comments on painting the room in a dark colour?
I should have mentioned , the room is in a basement, no natural light at all if the door is closed.

I would definitely be painting the rest of the room a dark color, see the examples linked in my post above for how effective it is.

Have you thought about looking into a proper project screen though? I would imagine even a DIY-fabric-stretched-over-a-wooden-frame would be an improvement over a painted wall?

I did think about a screen a while back, but was happy enough with the picture quality as it was.
Ive been using an older Misti HT proj, but just replaced the lamp on my newer Mitsi HT proj, it now seems way too bright , I have the brightness way down and its not too bad watching Tv, but if I change to email, Gz etc ( I have 4 devices running through a matrix one of which is a Pc) the brightness is overwhelming and I thought it would only get worse if I painted the room in a dark colour.
Happy to be convinced otherwise.

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