Projector screens are usually divided into two sorts base on their functionalities: reflection projector display and transmission projector display. It may be additionally divided into delicate and arduous display base on the supplies they’re made out of.

Home theater usually makes use of delicate reflection display. My brother-in-law initially needed to purchase a ¥1000 (~$150) so-called “import display”, however a good friend of his who sells projector screens advised him that it’s arduous these days (in China) to differentiate the genuineness of an import display, it’s arduous even for himself. A few of them which might be labeled with ‘import’ or ‘joint capital’ have been truly manufactured someplace within the south of China. He felt that he’d somewhat to purchase a ¥300 domestically manufactured display with good emotions than purchase this type of “import display”. What this good friend mentioned makes good sense. However after performing some analysis, my brother-in-law discovered that each one screens on the native market are made out of excessive acquire Bolivian bead that’s used for projecting newspaper clips, they’re merely not appropriate for video frequency.

Theoretically talking, a white wall with one easy facet truly is the very best “display”. As a result of its acquire is 1, which means that the sunshine projected may be utterly mirrored out, which is a perfect state of being “no absorption, no acquire”. Sadly, for the aim of absorbing and proliferating the sound wave, he already made the wall a background wall with sound-absorbing materials and plywood put in. making it inconceivable to function a “projector display’, he needed to discover one other answer.

You could be questioning at this level: why do individuals nonetheless hassle buying costly screens if we will all use white partitions?

Nicely, there are at all times advantages and benefits of utilizing knowledgeable display: handy, artistically lovely and dignified, good display may also make up the insufficiency of a projector and enhance visible impact. Among the many costly screens, one kind is “grey display” (price about ¥15,000, roughly $2000). This type of display most likely was initially designed for liquid crystal projectors. The largest drawback with liquid crystal projector is that the colour seems darkish and gray, insufficiently calm. That is its “congenital defect” that’s attributable to its liquid crystal board and path of rays.

Relating to grey display, everyone knows that grey is merely a lighter black, and black absorbs all seen gentle. Grey can solely partially take up seen gentle, it’s like brightness of the image is decreased. In case you have used any image processing software program’s “brightness / distinction gradient” choice, you must definitely have seen such phenomenon that decreasing brightness is equal to rising distinction gradient? Identical idea, because the brightness has been decreased, it in flip elevated its distinction gradient. The black impact will get improved as a result of larger distinction. We are able to additionally expertise the identical impact once we look out via the sunshade glass of our automotive. In truth, there are lots of methods to only scale back the brightness, you do not have to make use of grey display. There are magazines recommending placing the sunshine grey filter of a photographic digicam to the projection lens, the precept is similar. You may even use extra easier methodology, specifically it is advisable alter the projector’s output brightness or improve the distinction gradient. No have to spend a cent, you could obtain the same impact, however the premise is that showroom have to be darkish sufficient.

Again to the underside line, if a grey projector display price you $2000, undoubtedly it’s not simply because the display coloration is modified from white to grey. Talking from the optical precept, I am afraid there’s much more behind. I am guessing most likely sure chemical compositions have been added to the fabric of the display that modified the reflection or absorption depth of various wavelength of sunshine, thus modified the luster and the distinction gradient of the whole picture, that, makes up the inborn flaw of liquid crystal board in any case. Along with this, what different tips do you suppose they’ll play? It does not appear to be potential with the meager information of physics that I’ve.

It sounds extra prefer it to throw in a ¥150,000 display in case your projector price you ¥15,000. However including a ¥15,000 display to a ¥15,000 projector does not make a lot sense in any respect. If I’ve to purchase a ¥15,000 display, then it could merely work higher if I put the cash collectively and purchase a ¥30,000 greater degree projector to realize higher impact with none further effort. A ¥15,000 display is a loopy worth to my brother-in-law (think about his month-to-month earnings is merely ¥3000). Additionally if he buys a reputation model Japanese grey display, then he truly spend a lot of the cash to pay for the labor which he personally does not really feel snug.

The perfect display for the DLP projector that my brother-in-law bought must be like a white wall, simply let the challenge gentle mirrored utterly with none “reservation”. He figured that he actually did not want such pricey display. So he lastly determined to make one on his personal.

Precisely how did he do it? You could not consider how easy and cheap it actually was! He spent a bit over ¥10 (about $1.50) in a house adorning retailer on a self-adhesive pure white matted formica PVC panel with dim grains, lower the proper measurement, pasted to his authentic background wall, that’s it, flat and easy! With such PVC display, he does not want to fret concerning the ‘curl-up’ phenomenon which will happen to a daily projector display after round 12 years of use, he additionally does not want to fret that it could flip yellow sooner or later resulting from pure oxidation. However keep in mind it requires some pasting strategies to make it work completely for you. The end result? Nice!

Listed here are couple of self-made projector display pictures from my brother-in-law as ‘proof’:

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