Tech Tip: The “Sweet Spot” with Sable Frame CineGrey® 3D Commercial Projector Screens

The “Sweet Spot” with Sable Frame CineGrey® 3D Commercial Projector Screens
By Dave Rodgers (Marketing Manager of Elite Screens Inc.)

 

Residential and Commercial projector and screen installations often follow the same rules for optimal image performance and this is definitely true in regards to ambient room lighting.  Ambient light rejecting (ALR) screens have become the norm since fewer big-screen environments involve a dark room.  The most common ALR screens are typically angular reflective and that means that if the mounting the projector or screen either too ...

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Tech Tip: What is a Wireless 12 Volt Trigger and Why is it Valuable?

What is a Wireless 12 Volt Trigger and Why is it Valuable?
By Dave Rodgers (Marketing Manager of Elite Screens Inc.)

 

Control your projector and screen together: The driving force of technology is convenience and at the heart of convenience is simplicity.  When it comes to audio-visual displays, 12-Volt Triggers are both convenient and simple because they allow your projector and retractable electric screen to act as one product.  When you turn on your projector, the screen automatically lowers to the viewing position.  When you turn ...

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Tech Tip: Elite Screens CineGrey 3D® -vs- White Screen Comparison

Elite Screens CineGrey 3D® -vs- White Screen Comparison
By Dave Rodgers (Marketing Manager of Elite Screens Inc.)

 

Intro: With so many options available through online retail sales, Elite Screens has received a lot of requests to compare our standard ambient light rejecting material with a generic matte white projection screen just to show the difference.

To be fair, most projection screen companies do a great job at making matte white materials. They are relatively inexpensive and easy to install.  More importantly, they will present a fairly good projected image as long as ...

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Tech Tip: Dual Purpose (Two-way) Projection Materials are Better Than Standard Matte White & Rear Projection Materials. Here’s Why…

Dual Purpose (Two-way) Projection Materials are Better Than Standard Matte White & Rear Projection Materials. Here’s Why…
By Dave Rodgers (Marketing Manager of Elite Screens Inc.)

 

Projectors are more affordable, compact, and easy to manage than ever before. This means that portable video presentations are becoming more sophisticated and more common.

For this reason, consumer electronics shoppers always have their feelers out for the latest innovation to make their “large projection experience to-go” more interesting and more innovative. Aside from portability, the greatest challenge to one-way projection screens is that the viewer must ...

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Tech Tip: What is Soap Opera Effect and How Do We Get Rid of It?

What is Soap Opera Effect and How Do We Get Rid of It?
By Dave Rodgers (Marketing Manager of Elite Screens Inc.)

 

In many ways, “Soap Opera Effect” or SOE is what the majority of us claim to want from our video display. There is strong picture clarity and more detail is visible on fast-moving imagery and panning than there is normally in television or theater presentations. Yet, when we see it… we really, really hate it.

Name Clarification - "Soap Opera Effect" or SOE is also known by more technical ...

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Tech Tip: The Difference Between Standard, Short Throw and UST Projectors

The Difference Between Standard, Short Throw and UST Projectors
By Dave Rodgers (Marketing Manager of Elite Screens Inc.)

 

 

It is easy to forget the finer points in AV design and mismatching the type of projector you have with an incompatible screen material is one of those “little things” that will become a big problem. While matte white is typically the universal  “go to” brand, there could be problems even there. This article addresses the main characteristics of Standard, Short Throw, and UST projectors as well as the materials that are most compatible with ...

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Tech Tip: The Difference Between Matte White and the Cinegrey 3D®Ambient Light Rejecting Projector Screen

The Difference Between Matte White and the Cinegrey 3D®Ambient Light Rejecting Projector Screen
By Dave Rodgers (Marketing Manager of Elite Screens Inc.)

 

 

"When is it appropriate to buy a matte white or an ambient light rejecting projector screen?"

Ambient light rejecting (ALR) projector screens have been the hot trend in projector screen design.  What started as a “must have” for custom installers has become an industry norm even among CE Retail consumers shopping the “big box” store brands.  As an industry technology writer, I like ALR screens more than I ...

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Tech Tip: Installing an In-Ceiling Projector Screen From Below

How to Install an In-Ceiling Projector Screen from Basements and Rooms
By Dave Rodgers (Marketing Manager of Elite Screens Inc.)

 

In-ceiling projector screens are a neat, clean way to have an electric roll-up projection display that appears out of nowhere and disappears leaving a minimal footprint.  Typically, these are installed by professionals because it requires the skills of a trained and experienced tradesman.  However, if you are just curious about how it’s done or a determined DIY’er in need of a fun new project, here are the basics on installing ...

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Geek Tip for AV Enthusiasts: How to Check Your IR Remote with Your Smartphone

Geek Tip for AV Enthusiasts:
How to Check Your IR Remote with Your Smartphone

By Dave Rodgers (Marketing Manager of Elite Screens Inc.)

 

When your IR remote fails, it could mean a simple fix but there’s no harm in troubleshooting it Jason Bourne style.

Everyone has dealt with this.  Sight your remote on your electronic device, press the button…and nothing!  Normally, you’ll try a few times before replacing the batteries.

But what if your batteries are fresh and still no dice?   It may be the remote and it may be the receiver but how do you know which?  Here’s a tip; ...

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Black-White Levels or Black-White Dynamic Range, Color and Contrast

Black-White Levels or Black-White Dynamic Range, Color and Contrast
By Dave Rodgers (Marketing Manager of Elite Screens Inc.)

 

I really had to fight off the peer pressure of my associates in the AV world to avoid toning down the complexity of this subject but it needs to be put into more layman-friendly terms.  This topic has been covered in all its glorious intricacy by best minds in organizations like SMPTE, CTA, ISF, & CEDIA.  This version is for the consumer to gain a basic understanding to build from.

To understand Black-White levels  of contrast, here are 3 characteristics of any...

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