Projection on colored wall

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by Dr_Maybe, Aug 19, 2009.

  1. macrumors 6502


    Sep 17, 2003
    South America
    If you hooked up a projector to a Mac to play movies. And wanted to use a wall as a screen, could you calibrate the image to look OK? The wall is a color I would describe as light yellow or cream colored. Will it look like crap for sure, or can it look OK?
  2. macrumors 68020


    Feb 3, 2004
    Virginia Beach, VA
    You may be able to get it to look better by fooling with the colors, but white is never going to be true white. Whether or not it will look ok depends on how much color is in the paint and how discerning your taste is.
  3. macrumors 603


    Oct 29, 2006
    ~119W 34N
    You might be able to calibrate out some of the effect by cooling it (increasing the color temperature - more blue). It just depends on how saturated the color is and the color itself. You'll never have a white, either - it's like printing on colored paper.

    Also, it's going to be dimmer than it would be with a white screen.

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