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Tech Tip: The Proper Way to Mount and Watch Your Projector Screen

Like Holding a Wineglass, There is a Correct Way to Mount and Watch Your Projector Screen
By Dave Rodgers (Marketing Manager of Elite Screens Inc.)

 

I have said in various interviews, articles and media appearances that viewing a home theater projection screen is a “sensual” experience just like fine wine and every time, the interviewer has asked for me to elaborate on that.  It occurred to me that this basic bit of advice has been withheld from AV customers and the time for this same elaboration to them is long overdue.

Think about your senses.  Your body actually produces dopamine ...

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Projection Tip of the Month: December

Be a Pro. Know the Terminology of Video Evaluation Metrics 
By Dave Rodgers (Marketing Manager of Elite Screens Inc.)

 

You may or may not be aware of it but every time you sit down to watch a film; you ask yourself “what am I looking at?” and “Do I like this?”  Personal interests regarding subject matter, artistic taste, and personal beliefs aside, I am referring to the quality of the picture itself.  Pretend you like the film and have been looking forward to seeing it. Would you like it if the colors mismatch, the image seems blurry, or the details in ...

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Projection Tip of the Month: November

Installing the Insta DE 2af
By Dave Rodgers (Marketing Manager of Elite Screens Inc.)

 

Installing the pliable Insta DE 2af-projection screen material for the purpose of converting a wall space into a Whiteboard-Projection Screen has been typically the job of a professional signage installer.  However, our in-house installer demonstrates the method of completing a task in a flawless manner.  For DIY installers or signage installers just starting out, this video is for you.  Although this video presents a step-by-step walkthrough of such a product, it is highly recommended.

 

Click on link for full video: http://elitescreens.com/elitetube/Insta_DE_2aF_Installation_web.mp4

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Projection Tip of the Month: October

Centering and Lens Shift: How to Center On-Axis Projection and Why it May or May Not be Best.
By Dave Rodgers  (Marketing Manager of Elite Screens Inc.)

 

Whenever people come into your home or business to enjoy your video display, all they know is the proverbial “lights, camera …action!”  For all they know, you turn on the projector and that’s it.  Anyone who is either in this business or has even put on a projection display before know there is a lot of preparation that goes into it all before hand.   The projector and screen need to be compatible.  ...

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Projection Tip of the Month: September

Projector Placement and Why Vertical Projection Angles Matter

By Dave Rodgers, Marketing Manager for Elite Screens Inc.

 

There are various factors most know about when setting up a projection system but the proverbial “devil in the details” often goes overlooked. I’m talking about a projector’s vertical alignment.  It is a relatively simple function but it has small elements to it that every installer should be aware of  and that goes double for houses of worship.      It may be a small matter but the difference between doing it right and wrong will come with either great rewards or a ...

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Projection Tip of the Month: August

With summertime behind us and the holidays already at our door, are you ready for phase-2 of outdoor projection season?

 

 

Regardless if it is for a warm summer evening or a holiday festival, an outdoor projector and screen setup has become part of the landscape for these times of year. Our culture is so media orientated that a large media display is now expected to be present along with the communal fire of ancient lore if it hasn’t replaced that as well already.  I suppose it is ...

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Projection Tip of the Month: July

Widescreen Cinema Aspect Ratios and Curve Screens
By Dave Rodgers  (Marketing Manager of Elite Screens & EPV® Screens)

 

Question:  “What is the Big Deal about Curve Projector Screens?”

What is Widescreen?

 

To understand why a home theater projector screen should be curved requires you to know a thing or two about aspect ratios.  Mainly, this includes the “Widescreen Cinema Standard” or to be specific, the 2.35:1 Aspect ratio.  Aspect ratios determine the screen’s shape. ...

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Projection Tip of the Month: June

Understanding Ambient Light Rejecting Screens
By Dave Rodgers  (Marketing Manager of Elite Screens & EPV® Screens)

Intro, “How exactly do ‘ambient light rejecting’ materials actually ‘reject’ an indirect light source and why do we love the concept?”

 

Ambient light allows us to see the world.  From the moment of our first breath to our final sigh, the waking hours of our lives are bathed in ambient light. Think of your best days under the sun; the warm rustic glow of candles and firesides, or the countless light bulbs ...

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Projection Tip of the Month: May

Projector Screen Acoustic Transparency
By Dave Rodgers  (Marketing Manager of Elite Screens & EPV® Screens)

 

Intro, “When using Projectors and Screens, are you more passionate about the Audio or Visual?”

 There are many ways in which AV enthusiasts enjoy their home theater presentations. When referencing audio-visual enjoyment, I like to use the term aficionado because appreciation for the superior performance levels of high definition Audio and Visual gear is every bit as important as savoring a fine wine, relishing a sumptuous meal ...

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Projection Tip of the Month: April

ANSI Lumens, Foot Lamberts, & Image Luminance

By Dave Rodgers  (Marketing Manager of Elite Screens & EPV® Screens)

 

Intro


Arguably the most important element of creating a great projected visual display is in the combination of a projector’s brightness and a screen’s ability to adequately reflect light.  The overall result is known as Image Luminance. 

Simply put, if you want a good projected image, the image needs to be bright enough to be easily seen.  It sounds simple enough but there are various rules ...

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