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I was thinking of paint my screen with blackwidow and was wondering is it right for my setup. I have an Infocus IN24+ it has 2400 lumens and a 2000:1 contrast ratio. my screen is 96"x54" stretched BOC. The room has controlled ambient light and is beige in color. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
 

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Hi Tony!

Welcome to the Shack!

Judging from the data on your PJ at http://www.projectorcentral.com/InFocus-Learn_Big_IN24+EP-projection-calculator-pro.htm, you have more than enough lumens to use Black Widow.

Let me go out on a limb here; I think you and I may be in a similar boat projector-wise. I have a Viewsonic PJ503D, this is also a pretty bright PJ (but not as bright as yours). Both of our PJ's are business models and I'm guessing your black-level is pretty gray on a BOC screen when watching TV or movies. If this is the case, a darker gray screen, such as BW, will be a big help in that area. It will also improve perceived contrast and make colors more vivid compared to an unpainted BOC screen.
 

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Tony,

Even with Black Widow I think you may end up needing a neutral density filter. How old is the bulb? According to PJCentral, on a 110" screen you'll be hitting it with 49fL of light! :blink: That's a lot of light for any screen! How does it perform with the BOC?
 

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Tony,

Even with Black Widow I think you may end up needing a neutral density filter. How old is the bulb? According to PJCentral, on a 110" screen you'll be hitting it with 49fL of light! :blink: That's a lot of light for any screen! How does it perform with the BOC?
You forgot to set the calculator to "video/movies" mode mech. Depending on zoom level, the fL drops to 24-25 for the IN24+ with a 110" 16:9 screen.:nerd::bigsmile:
 

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You forgot to set the calculator to "video/movies" mode mech. Depending on zoom level, the fL drops to 24-25 for the IN24+ with a 110" 16:9 screen.:nerd::bigsmile:
I hate when I do that! And I hate it when they change it too! It seems like every time I go there it always defaults to 4:3. A few months back it used to default to 15:3. :dumbcrazy: :coocoo:
 

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A member of another forum posted some photos comparing BW to BOC. I asked permission to post those photos here and xmenxmenxmen kindly gave it. All photos are by him. Thank you!

Where there is a dual screen, the left-side of the screen is BW and the right-side is BOC.

1. 1st up. 3 60watt point down from ceiling


2. next up. low light with 1 60watt aim up torch style


3. 60watt dim


4. look no more lights.


5. again no more light and no more BOC, only BW here.


6. no lights.


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Thanks again to xmenxmenxmen for the great screenies!:T

Call me crazy, but I like the BW side the best. :bigsmile:
 

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Thanks to all of you guys for your help, My screen looks like the example pictures.The whites are overly bright so i'm going to give bw a try.
 

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When I saw those photos Tony, I thought of you.

I think if you give BW a shot you won't be sorry. The screen image just plain looks better.:T
 
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