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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Projection Tip of the Month: March


Your HDTV Projector can change to Cinemascope but your screen doesn’t?  …or does it?
By Dave Rodgers  (Marketing Manager of Elite Screens & EPV® Screens)

 

 

By now, most know the difference between what an HDTV (16:9) and a Cinemascope or “widescreen” (2.35:1) aspect ratio is.  If not, an aspect ratio is essentially the shape of your television or projection screen.  The numbers indicate the ratio of width to height measurement.  For example, with 16:9, there will be 16 units of width for every 9 equal ...

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Projection Tip of the Month: February

Problem/Solution: How Can I Get a 100” Big Screen That Performs Like a Giant Flat Panel Display,
Into a Limited Space, With Little Projector Throw Distance…
Without Paying $100K for an Actual Giant Flat Panel Display?

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

 


 At $100K  per unit, large 100” flat panels are unobtainable to the average person. Fortunately, there are more affordable options. CE Retail consumers are just starting to learn that Ambient Light Rejecting (ALR) projection screens present television-grade brightness and ...

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Projection Tip of the Month: January

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

Over recent years, some AV trends such as “3-D” have come and gone.  Other trends such as 4K are justly deemed a true step in the right direction.  “Ambient Light Rejecting” technology or ALR is another such step.  The ultimate goal of ALR is to give video enthusiasts what they truly want from a projection screen; brightness and picture quality that either rivals or surpasses what ...

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Projection Tip of the Month: December

 


 

New Descriptive Video of HD and 4K

 

Garden Grove, CA - December 1, 2015 - What is HD?  What is 4K?  This Video explains it in two minutes. This question always comes up among enthusiasts starting out in Audo-Visual technology. However, many are afraid to ask it bcause they don’t want to be criticized for not knowing what many consider to be “common knowledge”.  The good news is that you’re not alone and this is a great question to ask.

Short video that compares today’s...

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Front Projection Tip of the Month: November

Calculating your Screen Dimensions (Part 2)
By Dave Rodgers (Marketing Manager of Elite Screens & EPV® Screens)

 

Garden Grove, CA - November 1, 2015 - This is a continuation of the October Tech-Tip. I chose to separate the two because there was just too much information presented already and I wanted the reader to approach this month’s content with a fresh head because this below, is the most commonly asked dimensional question on a projector screen.
 
“I have an (insert aspect ratio here, eg. 16:9, 2.35:1, 4:3, 16:10,…) projection screen ...

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Front Projection Tip of the Month: October

Calculating your Screen Dimensions (Part 1)
By Dave Rodgers (Marketing Manager of Elite Screens & EPV® Screens)

 

Garden Grove, CA - October 1, 2015 - There are many online links that can help you do this but if you pride yourself on being a screen-guy/gal,  it’s a good idea to know how to do the calculations yourself.These easy calculations will enable you to calculate the height, width and the diagonal measurements.
 
Look at the image above. Identify the sides to be measured. Notice that it forms a triangle.
 
X= width
Y= ...

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